University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown
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at West Liberty (WV) University - 01/05/13

ATH11_161_StephensonI_TLady Cats Fall at West Liberty, 91-60
     01/05/13... (Box Score) West Liberty (WV) University hit eight of its 14 3-pointers in the first half to build a 19-point halftime lead on its way to handing the Lady Cats a 91-60 WVIAC road loss on Saturday.  Inaya Stephenson (Pittsburgh, Pa.) led Pitt-Johnstown, 4-6 overall and 2-5 in conference-play, with 16 points and four rebounds.
     West Liberty opened-up an quick 5-0 lead, before a Rachel Johnson (Palmyra, Pa.) basket at 16:17 got the Lady Cats to within one at 7-6.
     The Lady Hilltoppers answered with a 14-1 run over the next 5:11 to go up 21-8 on on Meghan Wiseman's jumper at 11:06.
     Nicole Carman (Cleveland, OH) cut the Pitt-Johnstown deficit to eight, but West Liberty outscored the Lady Cats 19-8 over the final 10:34 of the half to take the 19-point halftime advantage.
     Jenn Mahoney connected on one of the Lady Hilltoppers' eight first half 3-pointers to make it 38-21 with just over two minutes left, and Jasmin Kiley drained a jumper at the buzzer to give West Liberty a 40-21 lead at the break.
     It was more of the same for Pitt-Johnstown in the the second half.  Hillary Southworth scored all 15 points in West Liberty's 15-5 spurt to start the half and extend the Lady Hilltoppers' lead to 55-26 with 15:36 to play.
     The Lady Hilltoppers pushed it out to as many as 35 with 6:32 remaining, before coasting to the 31-point victory.
     Stephenson finished with 16 points and four rebounds, and Kaitlynn Fratz (Accident, MD) added 12 points to account for the only Lady Cats who scored in double figures.  Leah Hansen (Waterford, Pa.) and Johnson each scored eight points, and Carman had six points and five rebounds for Pitt-Johnstown.
     Pitt-Johnstown, which was out-rebounded 44-38, shot just 34% (23-67) from the field, 4-15 from behind the 3-point line, and 10-21 from the free-throw line.  West Liberty shot 54% (37-69) from the floor, 14-27 from 3-point range, and 3-5 from the charity stripe.
     Southworth led all scorers with 23 points and seven rebounds.  Kiley had 18 points, while Wiseman had 16 points and seven rebounds, and Mohney chipped-in 14 points for the Lady Hilltoppers, who improved to 7-3 overall and 5-1 in the WVIAC. 
     The Lady Cats wrap-up a stretch of three consecutive WVIAC games beginning at Alderson-Broaddus (WV) College on Monday and at West Virginia Wesleyan College on Thursday.  Pitt-Johnstown will return home on January 14 to host a conference doubleheader with the Lady Cats against Ohio Valley (WV) University.  The Lady Cats will tip-off at 5:30 p.m., followed by the men's game at 7:30 p.m.