University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown
Pitt-Johnstown Seal

vs. Mount Aloysius College - 02/21/05

Mountain Cats Earn, 130-106, Home Win Over Mount Aloysius On Senior Night
     Head Coach Bob Rukavina and the Mountain Cat men's basketball team recognized seniors Erik Anderson (Curwensville, Pa.), Paul Byer (Johnstown, Pa.), Carlos Cogsdell (Homestead, Pa.) and Allen Robinson (Pittsburgh, Pa.), then went out and dealt Mount Aloysius College a 130-106 loss Monday Night in the Sports Center. Byer's game-high 30 points led a Mountain Cat attack that saw every player on the roster score at least two points in the victory.
     Byer, now ranked 10th on the Pitt Johnstown All-Time Scoring List with 1,107 points, was 11-17 from the field, 4-8 from three-point range and 4-7 from the free-throw line, while Cogsdell, who moved into 13th place on the All-Time Scoring List (1,033 career points) after scoring 24 points, was 10-16 from the field and 4-7 from the free-throw line. Junior guards Dwight Hines (Aliquippa, Pa.) and Steve Scorpion (Murrysville, Pa.) each added 16 points, while Hines dished out a game-high 10 assists. Freshman forward Chris Gilliam (Baltimore,MD) and Junior guard Nick Mezyk (Johnstown, Pa.) scored eight points each and junior guard Joey Tutchstone (Vandergrift, Pa.) chipped in four points, 10 rebounds and six assists. Byer also grabbed 10 rebounds to help Pitt Johnstown win its third straight game and improve to 11-13 on the season.
     The Mountain Cats shot 59.2% (45-76) from the field and 46.2% (12-26) from behind the three-point line. Pitt Johnstown, which out rebounded the Mounties 59-34, also made 28 free-throws. Mount Aloysius finished shooting 40.9% (36-88) from the field, 32.5% (13-40) from three-point range and 21-30 from the free-throw line.
     Roman Mims' 25 points and Justin Ohler's 24 points and team-high eight rebounds led Mount Aloysius. Aaron Melius scored 14 points to round out the double-figure scorers for the Mounties, who fell to 7-18 on the year.
     Pitt Johnstown will play its final game of the 2004-05 season at Lock Haven University on Wednesday.
Last Reviewed: February 21, 2005