University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown
Pitt-Johnstown Seal

vs. Concord (WV) University - 01/15/05

Lady Cats Roll To Home Win Over Concord University

     Head Coach Jodi Gault and the Lady Cat basketball team raised its record to 11-3 on the season with an impressive, 87-62, win over Concord (WV) University Saturday afternoon in the Sports Center.  Junior center Samantha Conner (Everett, Pa.) poured in a game-high 21 points and grabbed five rebounds, and senior forward Melissa Patterson (Alexandria, Pa.) added 20 points and seven rebounds to lead Pitt Johnstown.
     The Lady Cats, who built a 55-32 halftime lead, were able to control the game at both ends of the court.  Pitt Johnstown shot 50.0% (36-72)from the field, while holding Concord to 46.9% (23-49) shooting.  The Lady Cats also forced 31 turnovers and converted them into 26 points.  In addition, Pitt Johnstown out rebounded the Lady Lion 40-28, including an 17-8 advantage on the offensive end.  As usual, the Lady Cats got the job done from the free-throw line, connecting on 12-15 (80.0%).  Concord was just 9-17 (52.9%) from the free-throw line.
     Along with Conner and Patterson, Coach Gault got 14 points and a game-high 10 rebounds from sophomore forward Jessica Zapf (Pittsburgh, Pa.) and 11 points, four rebounds and six assists from sophomore guard Allison Krischer (Johnstown, Pa.).  Guard Jami Oaks (South Fork, Pa.) chipped in seven points off the bench and junior guard Jaclyn Schirf (Loretto, Pa.) dished out a career-high eight assists in the victory.
     Concord, which fell to 8-6 on the year, was led by Sam Nester's 14 points and Jessica Ferguson and Savanna Wynn's 13 points each.  Nester also had a team-high six rebounds, while Ferguson and Jamie Cluesman pulled down five rebounds apiece in the loss.

Last Reviewed: January 15, 2005