University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown
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at Wheeling Jesuit (WV) University - 02/06/12

ATH11_056_MillerJ_T3-Pointers Sink Mountain Cats at Wheeling Jesuit
     02/06/12... (Box Score) Wheeling Jesuit made 18 3-pointers and used a 35-12 first half run to build a 29-point lead on their way to dealing the Mountain Cats a 105-80 road WVIAC loss on Monday.  Jordan Miller (Vinco, Pa.) had 17 points, and Nick Novak (Murrysville, Pa.) added 16 points to lead four Mountain Cats who scored in double figures.  Pitt-Johnstown slipped to 12-9 overall and 10-6 in the WVIAC.
     Wheeling Jesuit scored the first five points of the game, but Miller's 3-pointer tied it at seven, and Patrick Grubbs (Turtle Creek, Pa.) gave the Mountain Cats their lone lead of the first half at 13-12 with 14:40 left.
     Wheeling Jesuit answered in a big way.  The Cardinals hit eight of their 13 first half three pointers, including three by Pete Brogdon, in a 35-12 run over the next 8:18 to build a 47-25 advantage.
     Kevin Byer's (Davidsville, Pa.) lay-up cut it to 18 a minute later, but Recardo Gaddy followed with a 3-pointer to extend the lead to 24 at 53-29 with just under four minutes remaining.
     The Cardinals pushed it out to 29 points on Josh Valentic's 3-pointer at 1:23, before Bill Luther (Gibsonia, Pa.) connected for three for the Mountain Cats to make it 61-35 at the half.
     After Ben Siefert pushed the lead back out to 28 2:19 into the second half, Pitt-Johnstown outscored Wheeling Jesuit 15-7, capped by a Grubbs free-throw, over the next six minutes to pullto within 20 at 74-54.
     However, the Cardinals increased the margin back to 29 points with 5:11 to go, and went on to the 25-point victory.
     Miller led the Mountain Cats with 17 points, including five 3-pointers.  Novak had 16 points and four assists, and Grubbs finished with 15 points and seven rebounds.  Luther rounded out the double figures scorers with 10 points and four assists, while Paul Weatherly (Johnstown, Pa.) tallied eight points, five rebounds and seven assists.
     Grubbs stands in third-place on the Mountain Cat All-Time Scoring List with 1,626 points and second on the all-time rebounding list with 923 rebounds, just 22 shy of Don Elzer for the Pitt-Johnstown record.  Novak is 11th on the scoring list with 1,273 points and eighth on the assists list with 355, while Miller is tied with Steve Scorpion for second on the all-time 3-point field goal list with 190.
     The Mountain Shot 51% (31-61) from the field, 8-23 from 3-point range, and 10-16 from the free-throw line.  Wheeling Jesuit ended the night shooting 55% (39-71) from the floor and 53% (18-34) from behind the 3-point line.  The Cardinals were also 9-11 from the charity stripe.
     Gaddy's 19 points and Steve Catich's 18 points led five double-figure scorers for Wheeling Jesuit.  Marquis Moore added 12 points and a game-high 11 rebounds for the Cardinals, who improved to 15-6 overall and 11-4 in the WVIAC.
     The Mountain Cats host a conference doubleheader with the Lady Cats against No. 2-ranked West Liberty (WV) University on Thursday. The Lady Cats will tip-off at 5:30 p.m., before the men's game at 7:30 p.m.  Pitt-Johnstown will then begin a stretch of four straight WVIAC road game at Alderson-Broaddus (WV) College on Saturday.