University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown
at Indiana University (PA) - 01/29/05
Lady Cats Win, 66-56, at IUP Senior forward Melissa Patterson (Alexandria, Pa.) scored a game-high 17 points to lead the Lady Cats, now 14-4 on the season, to a 66-56 victory at local rival Indiana University (PA) Saturday afternoon. In the process, Patterson moved to within 29 points of becoming the 27th Pitt Johnstown Lady Cat to reach the prestigious 1,000-point plateau.
Patterson's 17 points on 6-15 shooting from the field and 3-5 shooting from behind the three-point line led three Pitt Johntown players who scored in double-figures. Sophomore guard Allison Krischer (Johnstown, Pa.) added 13 points, four rebounds and three assists, while junior center Samantha Conner (Everett, Pa.) scored 12 points on 5-8 shooting from the field and pulled down three rebounds. Head Coach Jodi Gault also got seven points and a team-high nine rebounds from sophomore forward Jessica Zapf (Pittsburgh, Pa.) and eight points and five rebounds from red-shirt sophomore forward Shannon Reigh (Williamsburg, Pa.). Junior guard Jaclyn Schirf (Loretto, Pa.) scored five points and dished out a team-high six assists in the victory.
After holding a slim, 28-25 halftime lead, the Lady Cats outscored IUP, 38-31, in the second half to secure the win. Although the Lady Cats were out rebounded 44-37, they forced 18 turnovers and connected on six of their 13 three-point attempts. Pitt Johnstown also shot 46.6% (27-58) from the field, while holding IUP to just 35.9% (23-64) shooting for the game.
Katie Glaws and Emily McMahan each scored 13 points and Molly Miller tallied 11 points and a game-high 11 rebounds to pace the Indians, now 8-11 on the year.
The Lady Cats travel to Davis & Elkins (WV) College on Monday and to Alderson-Broaddus (WV) College on Tuesday, before returning home to host West Virginia State College as part of a doubleheader with the Mountain Cat men's team on Monday, February 7 at 6:00 p.m.
Last Reviewed: January 31, 2005