University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown
vs. Alderson-Broaddus (WV) College - 02/11/05
Lady Cats Cruise, 85-48, Lady Cat Program Wins 350th Home Game Head Coach Jodi Gault's Lady Cats made it four straight wins and raised their record to 18-5 with an 85-48 home win over visiting Alderson-Broaddus (WV) College Friday evening in the Sports Center. Senior forward Melissa Patterson (Alexandria, Pa.) poured in a game-high 25 points on 10-13 shooting from the field to lead four Pitt Johnstown players who scored in double-figures. In the process, the Lady Cat basketball program earned its 350th home victory and Coach Gault won her 496th career game.
In 30 seasons, the Lady Cat program has posted an outstanding 350-32 (91.6%) overall record at home, including a 13-1 mark in the Sports Center so far this season, while Coach Gault has amassed a 496-140 (.780) overall record in 23 seasons at Pitt Johnstown.
Similar to the meeting between Pitt Johnstown and Alderson-Broaddus on February 1, the Lady Cats dominated in nearly ever statistical category on Friday. Pitt Johnstown shot 51.9% (28-54) and 75.0% (6-8) from behind the three-point line, while the Battlers were held to just 34.6% (18-52) shooting from the field and 20% (2-10) from three-point range. As usual, Pitt Johnstown excelled from the free-throw line, hitting 23 of their 25 attempts for 92.0%. The Lady Cats also dominated the Battlers on the glass, out rebounding them 47-17. In addition, Pitt Johnstown grabbed 15 offensive rebounds and turned them into 12 points and forced 17 turnovers and converted them into 30 points.
Patterson, who was also 3-3 from three-point range and made six steals, moved into 19th place on the Lady Cat All-Time Scoring List with 1,092 career points. She is 43 points behind Carol Mumma (1978-82) for 18th on the scoring list.
Junior center Samantha Conner (Everett, Pa.) added 16 points on 7-8 shooting and five rebounds. Junior guard Jaclyn Schirf (Loretto,Pa.) chipped in 14 points, four rebounds and four assists and sophomore guard Allison Krischer (Johnstown, Pa.) finished with 13 points, four rebounds and a game-high seven assists in the victory. Sophomore forward Jessica Zapf (Pittsburgh,Pa.) collected nine points and a game-high nine rebounds and red-shirt freshman Sarah Priest (Johnstown, Pa.) had five rebounds and a pair of blocks off of Coach Gault's bench.
Just like the last meeting between the two teams, the Pitt Johnstown defense did not alllow an Alderson-Broaddus player to score in double-figures. Lisa Davis' nine points and Laura Zaukaite's eight points led the way for the Battlers, who fell to 8-14 on the season.
Pitt Johnstown travels to East Region #8-ranked Wheeling Jesuit University on Wednesday, before returing home to host Senior Day and Alumni Day against Bloomsburg University on Saturday, February 19 at 2:00 p.m. in the Sports Center.
Last Reviewed: February 11, 2005