University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown
Pitt-Johnstown Seal

vs. West Virginia State - 02/07/05

Free-Throws Carry Lady Cats to, 72-63, Win Over West Virginia State
Patterson 22nd on All-Time Scoring List
    Head Coach Jodi Gault and the Lady Cat basketball team shot 92.3% (24-26) from the free throw line, leading them to a, 72-63, victory over West Virgina State Monday night in the Sports Center.  Senior forward Melissa Patterson (Alexandria, Pa) led all Lady Cats in scoring with 20 points, including a perfect 11-11 from the free-throw line.  Patterson, who also pulled down eight rebounds, moved into 22nd place on the Lady Cat All-Time Scoring List with 1,046 points.  She is now two points behind Lynne Ashbridge (1986-90) and five points behind 2004 Lady Cat All-American Crystal Barr on the scoring list.
     Sophomore guard Allison Krischer (Johnstown, Pa) and junior center Samantha Conner (Everett, Pa) tallied 15 and 14 points, respectively for Pitt Johnstown.  Krischer also had a game-high four steals, while red-shirt sophomore forward Shannon Reigh (Williamsburg, Pa) came off of Coach Gault's bench and added 11 points on 5-7 shooting from the field.  Sophomore forward Jessica Zapf (Pittsburgh, Pa) grabbed a game-high 12 rebounds and junior guard Jaclyn Schirf (Loretto, Pa.) chipped in eight points and six rebounds to help the Lady Cats improve to 16-5 on the year.
     Pitt Johnstown's strong defense held the Yellow Jackets to just 37.3% (25-67) shooting from the field.  The Lady Cats also created 18 turnovers and made 10 steals.  Pitt Johnstown finished the game shooting 42.6%  (23-54), including 47.8% (11-23) in the second half.  
     Tiffany Scott led the Yellow Jackets with a game-high 23 points, while Ashlee Stevens chipped in 11 points and a team-high seven rebounds.  With the loss, West Virginia State fell to 8-13 for the season. 
   Pitt Johnstown will finish a three-game home stand againt Saint Vincent College Thursday night  at 7:30 p.m. and Alderson Broaddus (WV) College Friday night at 6:00 p.m.
Last Reviewed: February 7, 2005