University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown
at Lock Haven University - 02/23/05
Mountain Cats Defeat Lock Haven, 71-69 in Overtime, in 2004-05 Season Finale Head Coach Bob Rukavina and the Mountain Cat men's basketball team finished the 2004-05 season with four straight victories, including a 71-69 overtime win at Lock Haven University in Wednesday's season finale. Senior center Carlos Cogsdell (Homestead, Pa.) and junior guard Steve Scorpion (Murrysville, Pa.) each scored 16 points to help Pitt Johnstown end the year with a 12-13 overall record.
Lock Haven battled back from a 34-29 halftime deficit to tie the game 65-65 and force overtime, but Pitt Johnstown was able to outscore the Bald Eagles 6-4 in the extra period to secure the victory.
Cogsdell finished the game shooting 6-14 from the field with a team-high five rebounds, and Scorpion was 5-8 from the field with a pair of three-point field goals and a perfect 4-4 from the free-throw line. Junior guard Dwight Hines (Aliquippa, Pa.) added 15 points on 7-14 shooting from the field, while freshman forward Chris Gilliam (Baltimore, MD) and junior guard Nick Mezyk (Johnstown, Pa.) chipped in eight and six points, respectively, off of Coach Rukavina's bench. Junior guard Joey Tutchstone (Vandergrift, Pa.) ended the night with seven points, three rebounds and three assists.
Cogsdell ended his Pitt Johnstown career ranked 12th on the Mountain Cat All-Time Scoring List with 1,049 points and seventh on the All-Time Rebounding List with 556 rebounds. Senior forward Paul Byer (Johnstown, Pa.), who scored three points against Lock Haven, finished his Mountain Cat career ranked 10th on the scoring list with 1,110 points. In addition Tutchstone is now seventh an the assist list with 244 assists and Mezyk is third on the All-Time Career Three-Point Field Goals-Made List with 130.
Despite being out rebounded 46-28, Pitt Johnstown shot 44.4% (28-63) from the field, while holding Lock Haven to just 39.3% (24-61) shooting. The Mountain Cats also connected on six three-point field goals and forced 21 Bald Eagle turnovers, turning them into 23 points.
Joe Walker's career-high 36 points and game-high 13 rebounds led Lock Haven. Quentin Terry scored 14 points and grabbed nine rebounds and Eddie Christiano tallied 13 points and seven rebounds for the Bald Eagles, who fell to 4-22 on the season.
Last Reviewed: February 27, 2005