The Pitt women’s basketball team traveled to Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, on Thursday to take on Boston College, and the result was a 70-59 loss. Although the defeat was the team’s sixth in a row, the trip was not devoid of positives, as Pitt freshman Dayshanette Harris led all scorers with a career-high 27 points.
Two contributing factors to Harris’ impressive showing included her career-high three three-pointers and six made free throws. She went 3-for-8 from beyond the arc and a perfect 6-for-6 from the charity stripe on the night. And in addition to a personal-best point total, Harris also came up with six rebounds, two steals and one assist in the matchup with the Eagles.
The game marked the third time this season that the native of Youngstown, Ohio, topped 20 points in an outing, as she put up 22 points on Duquesne on Nov. 23 before pouring in 26 more against Penn State on Dec. 5. Harris is the first freshman with three 20-plus point games since Brianna Kiesel eight years ago.
On top of that, Harris’ performance on Thursday marked the seventh time in the last eight games that she scored in double figures as well as the 11th time this season. And for the season, the guard is averaging 11.5 points, 4.1 rebounds and 2.6 assists per game.