University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown
Pitt-Johnstown Seal

vs. Columbia Union College - 01/10/05

Lady Cats Dominate Columbia Union, 100-57, Monday in Sports Center
     Senior forward Melissa Patterson (Alexandria, Pa.), sophomore forward Jessica Zapf (Pittsburgh, Pa.) and sophomore guard Allison Krischer (Johnstown, Pa.) all scored 20 points and junior center Samantha Conner (Everett, Pa.) added 18 points to lead Pitt Johnstown to a dominating, 100-57, victory over Columbia Union College Monday evening in the Sports Center. With the victory, the Lady Cats improved to 10-3 on the season.
     The Lady Cats jumped on the Lady Pioneers early, building a 34-point first half lead, before going into the locker room with a 56-29 halftime lead. Zapf, who tallied 15 points and eight rebounds in the first half, finished with a game-high 11 rebounds. Zapf also shot 7-10 from the field and 6-8 from the free-throw line, while Patterson made four three-point field goals, pulled down nine rebounds, dished out a game-high seven assists and made five steals. Krischer drained six of her 13 three-point field goal attempts and pulled down four rebounds. Along with her 18 points, Conner grabbed eight rebounds and had five assists and junior guard Jaclyn Schirf (Loretto, Pa.) scored nine points, had three rebounds and collected six assists.
     Pitt Johnstown controlled the game from start to finish. The Lady Cats, who increased their lead to 45 points in the second half, shot 48.6% (36-74) from the field, out rebounded Columbia Union 49-23 and forced 28 turnovers, converting them into 39 points. Pitt Johnstown also made 11 three-point field goals and made 17-20 (85.0%) of their free-throws.
     Jada Richardson's game-high 21 points on 7-11 shooting from the field and 6-7 from the free-throw line led the way for Columbia Union. Melanie Gordon had 13 points. Crystal Payne chipped in 12 points and Bethany Sloat grabbed a team-high nine rebounds to pace the Lady Pioneers, who fell to 0-16 on the year.
Last Reviewed: January 10, 2005