University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown
Pitt-Johnstown Seal

at Alderson-Braoddus (WV) College - 12/18/04

Pitt Johnstown Ends First Semester With 91-75 Loss At Alderson-Broaddus
     Head Coach Bob Rukavina and the Pitt Johnstown men's basketball team looked to avenge a home loss to Alderson-Broaddus (WV) College on November 24 when the Mountain Cats traveled to Philippi, WV to finish the first semester against the Battlers Saturday night. Seniors Paul Byer (Johnstown, Pa.) and Carlos Cogsdell (Homestead, Pa.) each scored 18 points for Pitt Johnstown, but it wasn't enough, as the Mountain Cats dropped to 5-6 on the season with a 91-75 loss.
     Byer and Cogsdell both finished the night shooting 8-13 from the field with Byer grabbing a team-high five rebounds and Cogsdell pulling down four rebounds. Junior guard Dwight Hines (Aliquippa, Pa.) added 16 points, including 3-4 from three-point range, and four assists off of Coach Rukavina's bench, while fellow junior guard Joey Tutchstone (Vandergrift, Pa.) chipped in 10 points and four assists. Junior guard Steve Scorpion (Murrysville, Pa.) collected eight points and senior guard Allen Robinson (Pittsburgh, Pa.) dished out a team-high five assists for Pitt Johnstown in the loss.
     The Mountain Cats and Battlers both shot well from the field. Alderson-Broaddus ended at 50.7% (35-69), while the Mountain Cats were 32-64 for for 50.0%. Pitt Johnstown also connected on 7-15 from behind the three-point line. However, the Battlers out rebounded the Mountain Cats 44-25, including a 15-5 advantage on the offensive end. In addition, Alderson-Broaddus hit 10 of their 27 three-pointers and 11 of their 14 free-throws, compared to just 4-7 from the free-throw line for Pitt Johnstown.
     Alderson-Broaddus broke open a 39-37 halftime lead behind game-highs of 21 points from Joe Roberts and 12 rebounds from Samario Clancy. Derrick Bell added 18 points and Clancy and Mike Tucker tallied 14 and 12 points, respectively for the Battlers, who swept the season series between the two schools to improved to 5-1 on the year.
Last Reviewed: December 20, 2004