University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown
at Alderson-Broaddus (WV) College - 02/01/05
Lady Cats Cruise to, 78-52, Win
at Alderson-Broaddus Head Coach Jodi Gault and the Lady Cat basketball team rebounded from a loss Mondy night at Davis & Elkins (WV) College with a convincing, 78-52, victory at Alderson-Broaddus (WV) College Tuesday evening. Senior forward Melissa Patterson (Alexandria, Pa.) led all scorers with 24 points and sophomore forward Jessica Zapf (Pittsburgh, Pa.) added 16 points and a game-high 11 rebounds to help Pitt Johnstown improve to 15-5 on the season.
Patterson, who eclipsed the 1,000-point plateau on Monday, moved into 26th place (1,026 points) on the Lady Cat All-Time Scoring List with her 24-point effort against the Battlers on Tuesday. Patterson is just nine points shy of tying Deb Deaner (1975-79) for 25th place on the scoring list. Patterson ended the night shooting 9-16 from the field with one three-point field goal. She was also 5-6 from the free-throw line and grabbed four rebounds.
Zapf collected her seventh double-double of the season on 7-12 shooting from the field and 2-3 from the free-throw line. Five of her 11 rebounds came at the offensive end. Junior center Samantha Conner (Everett, Pa.) chipped in 10 points and eight rebounds, while sophomore guard/forward Jami Oaks (South Fork, Pa.) scored eight points off of Coach Gault's bench and sophomore guard Allison Krischer (Johnstown, Pa.) scored seven points and dished out a game-high nine assists. Red-shirt freshman forward Sarah Priest (Johnstown, Pa.) also pulled down five rebounds in the victory.
Pitt Johnstown, which did not allow an Alderson-Broaddus player to score in double figures, dominated at both ends of the court. The Lady Cats shot 53.3% (32-60) from the field and held the Battlers to just 37.3% (19-51) shooting. In addition, Pitt Johnstown held a 42-22 rebound advantage, including a 16-7 dominance on the offensive end.
Stacey Hackett and Soledad Montemayor led Alderson-Broaddus with nine points each. Sonya Jones chipped in eight points and a team-high five rebounds off of the bench for the Battlers, who dropped to 8-10 on the season.
The Lady Cats return home to host West Virginia State College as part of a doubleheader with the Mountain Cat men's team on Monday at 6:00 p.m. The Mountain Cats will play the University of Charelston (WV) at 8:00 p.m.
Last Reviewed: February 1, 2005