University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown
Pitt-Johnstown Seal

at Clarion University - 11/27/12

ATH11_151_CarmanN_TLady Cats Hammer Clarion, 72-50
     11/27/12... (Box Score) Kaitlynn Fratz (Accident, MD) scored a game-high 21 points, and Nicole Carman (Cleveland, OH) added 13 points and five rebounds to help the Lady Cats break open a six-point second half lead in a 72-50 non-conference win at Clarion University on Tuesday.  Pitt-Johnstown made it two straight wins and evened its record at 2-2.
     Six early points from Ann Deibert helped Clarion jump out to a 12-6 lead six minutes into the game, but Pitt-Johnstown responded by outscoring the Golden Eagles 25-8 the rest of the half.
     Fratz answered with seven points of her own in a 9-0 Pitt-Johnstown run over the next four minutes to put the Lady Cats in front 14-12 midway through the half.
     The Golden Eagles cut it to two at the 5:30 mark, but Fratz hit a 3-pointer on the Lady Cats' next trip down the floor, and Kayla DeCriscio (Altoona, Pa.) connected for three at 2:49 to extend it to 26-18.
     A bucket from Carman with just over a minute left pushed the lead into double figures, before Pitt-Johnstown went into halftime up 31-20 on Jasmine Harper's (Cleveland Heights, OH) free-throw.
     Another Fratz 3-pointer three minutes into the second half gave Pitt-Johnstown a 12-point lead at 38-26.
     The Golden Eagles climbed to within six twice, with the last coming at 11:14 on Nicole Miloser's bucket at 11:14, but it was all Pitt-Johnstown the rest of the way.
     Kelsey Sleighter's (Uniontown, Pa.) lay-up with 4:11 to play made it a 17-point advantage, before Carman's lay-up and free-throw with 18 seconds remaining set the final at 72-50.
     Fratz finished with 21 points, six rebounds, and four assists to lead three Lady Cats who scored in double figures.  Carman had 13 points and five rebounds, while Harper collected 11 points and eight rebounds.  DeCriscio had eight points, and Rachel Johnson (Palmyra, Pa.) grabbed a team-high nine rebounds and had four steals in the victory.
     Pitt-Johnstown, which held a 42-28 advantage on the glass, shot 46% (28-61) from the field, 7-21 from 3-point range, and 9-15 from the free-throw line.  Clarion ended the night shooting 38% (19-50) from the floor, but 1-12 from behind the 3-point line.  The Golden Eagles also hit 11-15 from the charity stripe.
     Raven Jones' 12 points paced Clarion, which fell to 2-2.
     The Lady Cats travel to Davis & Elkins (WV) College for a WVIAC game on Saturday, before breaking for Finals Week.  Pitt-Johnstown will then wrap-up the first semester with a conference doubleheader with the Mountain Cats against Wheeling Jesuit (WV) University on December 15 at 1 p.m. in the Sports Center and a non-conference game against Lock Haven University on December 30 at 2 p.m. in the Sports Center.