University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown
Pitt-Johnstown Seal

vs. Davis & Elkins (WV) College - 01/17/13

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Lady Cats Suffer 63-54 Home Loss to Senators
     01/17/13... (Box Score) Davis & Elkins (WV) College outscored the Lady Cats 14-4 over the final 3:38 to break open a one-point game and hand Pitt-Johnstown a 63-54 WVIAC loss in the Sports Center on Thursday.  Carman led the Lady Cats with 17 points.  Pitt-Johnstown had its three-game winning streak snapped and slipped to 7-7 overall and 5-6 in conference-play. 
      A bucket in the paint, followed by a three-point from Nicole Carman (Cleveland, OH) helped the Lady Cats race out to a 15-6 lead six minutes into the game.
     Davis & Elkins answered with an 11-2 run over the next 4:40 to knot it at 17 on a pair of Alicia Lentz free-throws at 9:19.
     Rachel Johnson's (Palmyra, Pa.) jumper at the two-minute mark put Pitt-Johnstown back up by three, but the Senators got a Sharmaine Baker basket with with a minute left and a jumper from Ashley Bowles at the buzzer to take a slim 29-28 halftime advantage.
     The second half was just as close.  After seven lead changes in the first 10 minutes, Davis & Elkins used a 7-0 spurt to erase a one-point deficit and open-up a 45-39 lead on a Jorden Lyke's lay-up with nine minutes to play.
     The Lady Cats came back to tie it on Jasmine Harper's (Cleveland Heights, OH) basket, before Carman put Pitt-Johnstown back in front, 47-45, with 4:59 to go.
     Following a tie and two more lead changes, the Senators closed out the game with the 14-4 run.  Beth Gribble hit a 3-pointer to put Davis & Elkins in the lead for good, and Page Turner connected on two straight from behind the 3-point arc to make it 58-51, and the Senators never looked back 
      Carman's 17 points led the way for Pitt-Johnstown.  Kaitlynn Fratz (Accident, MD) added 11 points, four rebounds, and three assists, while Harper finished with nine points.  Johnson scored seven points and grabbed a game-high 12 rebounds, and Inaya Stephenson (Pittsburgh, Pa.) chipped-in five points, six rebounds an two blocks off the bench.

     It wasn't a good night shooting for Pitt-Johnstown.  The Lady Cats shot just 35.6% for the night, including just 5-18 from 3-point range.  Pitt-Johnstown, which held a 42-35 advantage on the glass, was also 7-8 from the free-throw line.  Davis & Elkins shot 43.9% from the floor, 7-17 from behind the 3-point line and 6-13 from the charity stripe.
     Turner scored 17 points, and Baker tallied 12 points to lead the Senators, who improved to 7-7 overall and 6-4 in the WVIAC.
     The Lady Cats travel to WVIAC games at Seton Hill University on Saturday and West Virginia State University on Monday, before hosting a conference doubleheader with the Mountain Cats against West Virginia Wesleyan College on Saturday, January 26 at 1 p.m. in the Sports Center.