University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown
Pitt-Johnstown Seal

at #20 Glenville State (WV) College - 01/17/05

Lady Cat Basketball Stumbles, 72-58,
at #20 Glenville State College
     The Lady Cat basketball team faced a stiff test Monday night at Glenville State (WV) College. Not only were the Lady Pioneers ranked #20 in the nation, but Glenville State had also won 64 of it last 65 home games. Senior forward Melissa Patterson (Alexandria, Pa.) led Pitt Johnstown with 18 points and a career-high nine steals, but Glenville State broke open a one-point halftime lead and went on to defeat the Lady Cats 72-58.
     Despite shooting just 34.4% (11-32) from the field in the first half, the Lady Cats only trailed 30-29 at halftime. The Lady Cats improved to 40.0% (10-25) in the second half, but the Lady Pioneers proved to be too much at home. Glenville State finished the game shooting 27-60 (45.0%) and held a 46-29 advantage on the boards. Pitt Johnstown connected on five of their 15 three-point attempts and 11 of their 16 free-throws, while Glenville State was 7-20 from behind the three-point line and 11-16 from the free-throw line. The teams also combined for 45 turnovers and 31 steals.
     Patterson shot 5-14 from the field, 2-6 from three-point range and 6-7 from the free-throw line for her 18 points. Junior center Samantha Conner (Everett, Pa.) chipped in 15 points on 7-15 shooting and a team-high seven rebounds, while sophomore guard Allison Krischer (Johnstown, Pa.) had 10 points, four rebounds and a game-high six assists. Sophomore forward Jessica Zapf (Pittsburgh, Pa.) added seven points and six assists for the Lady Cats, who fell to 11-4 on the season.
     Glenville State, now 8-5 on the year, was led by Denae Dobbins' game highs of 22 points and 11 rebounds. Rachel Redick (15 points) and Christy Alltop (14 points) also scored in double figures for the Lady Pioneers, while Casey Taylor scored six points and pulled down eight rebounds in the victory.
Last Reviewed: January 17, 2005