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at Shippensburg University - 01/05/05

Mountain Cats Suffer 59-57 Loss at Shippensburg University
     Pitt Johnstown junior guards Joey Tutchstone (Vandergrift, Pa.) and Steve Scorpion (Murrysville, Pa.) each scored 13 points and combined for six three-point field goals, but it wasn't enough, as the Mountain Cats were unable to erase a 34-28 halftime deficit and suffered a tough, 59-57, loss at Shippensburg University Wednesday night.
     Tutchstone and Scorpion each made three three-pointers and both shot 5-9 from the field, while senior forward Paul Byer (Johnstown, Pa.) chipped in 12 points on 5-10 shooting, three rebounds and a pair of three-point field goals. Freshman forward Chris Gilliam (Baltimore, MD) scored seven points and pulled down a team-high five rebounds and senior center Carlos Cogsdell (Homestead, Pa.) finished with six points and four rebounds. Tutchstone also dished out a game-high five assists for the Mountain Cats, who dropped to 6-7 on the year.
     Byer's 12 points gave him 937 for his Pitt Johnstown career and Cogsdell hit the 900-point plateau after scoring six points. Cogsdell also moved into 10th place on the Mountain Cat All-Time Rebounding List with 487 career rebounds. With seven more rebounds, Cogsdell will tie Eugene Wilson (1998-2003) for ninth place.
     Despite being outrebounded 41-26, Pitt Johnstown outscored Shippensburg 26-20 in the paint. The Mountain Cats also shot 44.2% (23-52) from the field and 36.4% (8-22) from three-point range, while holding the Raiders to just 39.3% (22-56) from the field and 33.3% (7-21) from behind the three-point arc. However, Pitt Johnstown only made three free-throws in seven attempts. Shippensburg was 8-11 from the free-throw line.
     Seth Scott's game-highs of 15 points and nine rebounds led Shippensburg. Ryan Kraft and Todd Johnson added 12 and 10 points, respectively, and Chuck Davis grabbed seven rebounds for the Raiders, who improved to 7-5 on the season.
Last Reviewed: January 6, 2005