University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown
Pitt-Johnstown Seal

at West Virginia Wesleyan - 01/03/05

Mountain Cats Earn 75-68 Victory
at West Virginia Wesleyan

     Head Coach Bob Rukavina and the Mountain Cat basketball team tipped-off the second semester win a 75-68 win at West Virginia Wesleyan on Monday. Junior guard Steve Scorpion's (Murrysville, Pa.) team-high 19 points and senior center Carlos Cogsdell's (Homestead, Pa.) 12 points and 13 rebounds led five Pitt Johnstown players who scored in double figures. Scorpion ended his night shooting 5-7 from the field, 4-5 from three-point range and 5-6 from the free-throw line. With the win, the Mountain Cats evened their season record at 6-6.
     The Mountain Cats, who built a 40-26 halftime lead, also got 16 points, nine rebounds and six assists from junior guard Dwight Hines (Aliquippa, Pa.) and 10 points each from junior guard Joey Tutchstone (Vandergrift, Pa.) and freshman forward Chris Gilliam (Baltimore, MD). Tutchstone also grabbed eight rebounds and dished out six assists, while Gilliam pulled down eightr rebounds. Sophomore forward James Booker (Plum, Pa.) had seven rebounds for the Mountain Cats, who outrebounded West Virginia Wesleyan, 51-46.
     Along with outrebounding the Bobcats, Pitt Johnstown also dominated in nearly every other offensive category. The Mountain Cats shot 43.9% (25-57) from the field, while holding West Virginia Wesleyan to just 36.8% (28-76). Pitt Johnstown also connected on 7-12 three-point field goals and 18-31 from the free-throw line, while the Bobcats were just 2-30 from three-point range and 10-14 from the free-throw line.
     Jelani Watson's 21 points and 12 rebounds and Lynell Ingram's 18 points and game-high 16 rebounds led the way for West Virginia Wesleyan. With the loss, the Bobcats fell to 0-9 on the season.

Last Reviewed: January 3, 2005