University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown
Pitt-Johnstown Seal

vs. Millersville University - 01/04/05

Lady Cats Hold Off Millersville for 68-66 Home Win
     Following an impressive 8-2 performance to start the season, Head Coach Jodi Gault and the Lady Cat basketball team opened the second semester against visiting Millersville University Tuesday night in the Sports Center.  After building a 17-point second half lead, the Lady Cats held off a furious Marauder rally to earn a 68-66 victory when senior forward Melissa Patterson (Alexandria, Pa.) sank a pair of free-throws with 2.8 seconds to play.
     Millersville tied the score 66-66 with :06 left in the game, but Patterson was fouled as she drove to the basket.  Her two free-throws proved to be the game winners, as Millersville's last second three-pointer bounced around the rim, but did not fall.
     Patterson finished with a game-high 21 points, including 10-11 from the free-throw line.  Patterson also made seven steals, while sophomore guard Allison Krischer (Johsntown, Pa.) collected 14 points, four rebounds and five assists to help the Lady Cats improve to 9-2 on the season.  Coach Gault also received eight points and six rebounds from sophomore forward Jessica Zapf (Pittsburgh, Pa.) and seven points, six rebounds, five steals and a game-high six assists from junior guard Jaclyn Schirf (Loretto, Pa.).  In addition, red-shirt freshman Sarah Priest (Johnstown, Pa.) gave Pitt Johnstown a spark with four points and five rebounds off the bench.
     Once again, Pitt Johnstown did the job from the free-throw line, hitting 22-26 (84.6%), while the Marauders were 9-10 from the line.  The Lady Cats also outrebounded Millersville, 37-33, and made four of their 12 three-point field goals, compared to just 3-19 from behind the three-point line for Millersville.  
     Danielle Marshall led the way for the Marauders with 18 points.  Destinne Parker-Stewart added 17 points and a game-high 12 rebounds and Jayeneca Bailey chipped in 12 points for Millersville, which trailed 41-29 at halftime.  With the loss, the Marauders dropped to 5-5 on the year.

Last Reviewed: January 4, 2005