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Pittsburgh, PA: On January 15th, the Alice Lloyd College Lady Eagles traveled to Pittsburg to battle the Point Park University Lady Pioneers. In a close contest, the hosts prevailed, 79-72.

In the opening period, PPU drilled 6 trifectas and poured in 28 points. Lady Eagle senior guard Haley Hall bagged a couple of trifectas herself, but the hosts would lead 28-19 after ten minutes.

In the second quarter, the Lady Eagles would tighten up on defense and hold the Pioneers to just 12 points while producing 16 of their own. Regardless Point Park held a 40-35 advantage at intermission. As the third period began, ALC would go cold, and this enabled PPU to gain a few points on their lead. The Pioneers would maintain a 61-52 cushion entering the final period. In the closing ten minutes, the Caney Creek club got 7 points from senior guard Ali May to get within 4 points (76-72), but the Pennsylvania squad closed the door by sinking 3-4 free throws.

For Alice Lloyd (11-5; 4-3 RSC), Hall and May led the way with 23 and 10 points respectively, but they were the only players to hit double-digits. Senior center Bailee Brainard led the club with 6 rebounds while Hall and junior guard Hannah Kash led with 4 assists each. May and Kash both had 2 steals while senior center Alexandria Clifton swatted 2 shots.

ALC finished shooting 34.4% (21-61) from the field and 30% (9-30) from long range. They connected on 91.3% (21-23) from the charity line while adding 33 rebounds, 17 assists, 9 steals, and 4 blocks.

PPU (10-5; 3-3 RSC) was paced by Michelle Burns with 28 points. Her squad finished shooting 36.1% (26-72) from the field and 30.8% (12-39) from behind the arc. From the foul line, they finished 15 for 18 (83.3%.). They also added 55 rebounds, 20 assists, and 6 steals.

The Lady Eagles return to action for a big Thursday RSC contest at home against West Virginia Tech University at 5:30 pm. They then host 18th ranked Rio Grande University on Saturday. Tipoff is set for 3:30 pm.