University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown
at Columbia Union (MD) College - 01/13/05
Pitt-Johnstown Men Earn 63-53 Road Win
at Columbia Union College;
Cogsdell Eighth on All-Time Rebounding List The Mountain Cat men's basketball team raised its overall record to 7-8 with a 63-53 road win at Columbia Union (MD) College Thursday night behind a 22-point effort from junior guard Dwight Hines (Aliquippa, Pa.) and a 13-point, game-high 12-rebound performance from senior center Carlos Cogsdell (Homestead, Pa.). With his 12 rebounds, Cogsdell moved into a tie for eighth place on the Mountain Cat All-Time Rebounding List with 502 career rebounds.
Pitt-Johnstown, which built a 32-24 halftime lead, controlled the game in nearly every statistical category. The Mountain Cats shot 51.1% (24-47) from the field, while holding Columbia Union to just 33.9% (21-62), including just 6-29 (20.7%) from behind the three-point line. Pitt-Johnstown also out rebounded the Pioneers 41-31 and turned its 11 offensive rebounds into 20 second-chance points. Although the Mountain Cats were just 11-23 (47.8%) from the free-throw line, they limited Columbia Union to just 5-7 (71.4%) from the line.
Hines, Pitt-Johnstown's leading scorer for the second consecutive game, finished 9-16 from the field and 3-5 from three-point range. Hines also grabbed five rebounds and had three assists, while Cogsdell was 4-8 from the field and 5-9 from the free-throw line. Junior guard Steve Scorpion (Murrysville, Pa.) chipped in 11 points and junior guard Joey Tutchstone (Vandergrift, Pa.) scored seven points, grabbed nine rebounds and dished out a game-high four assists.
Cogsdell surpassed Eugene Wilson (1998-2003) and tied Mike Gresik (1981-1985) for eighth place on the All-Time Rebounding List. In addition, Cogsdell, and senior forward Paul Byer (Johnstown, Pa.) are both nearing the 1,000-point plateau for their careers. Cogsdell enters Pitt-Johnstown's next game with 919 points. After scoring eight points and hauling in seven rebounds against Columbia Union, Byer now has 960 career points.
Raymond Strachan's game-high 26 points and 10 rebounds and Abdur Rahim-Scott's 11 points and six rebounds led the way for the Pioneers, who dropped to 2-15 on the season.
Last Reviewed: January 13, 2005