Women’s Basketball: Kiesel leaves with injury as No. 10 Maryland blows out Panthers

Pitt junior Brianna Kiesel was knocked out of the women’s basketball game early in the second half Thursday night after colliding with a Maryland player while trying to grab a loose ball.

The injury ended the star point guard’s double-figure scoring streak of 28 games, as Pitt dropped its second-straight conference game at No. 10 Maryland, 94-46.

She finished the game with just five points in 23 minutes of action.

Pitt (10-13, 2-7 ACC) couldn’t contain two-time ACC Player of the Year Alyssa Thomas, who led all scorers with 19 points in addition to seven rebounds and seven assists.

Redshirt sophomore Loliya Briggs and freshman Chelsea Welch chipped in 10 points each for the Panthers.

With the win, Maryland (18-4, 6-3 ACC) remains in fourth place in the conference behind No. 14 NC State, No. 5 Duke and No. 2 Notre Dame.

Pitt returns to action on Sunday, when the team takes on Wake Forest at home.