University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown
Pitt-Johnstown Seal

at Seton Hill University - 01/19/13

ATH11_151_CarmanN_TLady Cats Hold on For 56-50 Win at Seton Hill
     01/19/13... (Box Score) Nicole Carman (Cleveland, OH) scored 20 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, and Kaitlynn Fratz (Accident, MD) added 17 points to help the Lady Cats overcome poor shooting and hold on for a 56-50 WVIAC win at Seton Hill University on Saturday.  Pitt-Johnstown raised its overall record to 8-7 and improved to 6-6 in the WVIAC.
     The Lady Cats got 10 early points from Carman and held Seton Hill to just 4-24 shooting in the first 15 minutes of the game to open-up up 25-17 lead on a Rachel Johnson (Palmyra, Pa.) 3-pointer.
     The Griffins, who shot just 28% in the first half, came back to cut it to 27-25 on Paige Alviani's basket with 57 seconds left, but Fratz knocked down a late jumper to put Pitt-Johnstown up 29-25 at the half.
     Four straight points to start the second half tied it for the Griffins, but Pitt-Johnstown answered with a 12-4 run, highlighted by eight straight points from Carman, to rebuild the lead to eight at 41-33 at the 13-minute mark.
     The Griffins stormed back with a 13-2 spurt of their own to regain the lead 46-43 on Tiara Stossel's bucket with 6:06 to play.
     However, back-to-back 3-pointers and a pair of free-throws by Fratz put Pitt-Johnstown back in front 54-47 with 1:37 remaining, and the Lady Cats were able to go on to the six-point win.
     Carman finished with a double-double of 20 points and 11 rebounds, and Fratz had 17 points, seven rebounds, and four assists to lead Pitt-Johnstown.  Johnson collected nine points and 10 rebounds for the Lady Cats.

     Both teams struggled shooting the ball.  Pitt-Johnstown shot just 33% (21-63) from the field, 4-20 from 3-point range, and 10-15 from the charity stripe.  After shooting 28% in the first half, Seton Hill finished at just 31% (21-67) for the game and 0-10 from behind the 3-point line.  The Griffins also hit 8-13 from the free-throw line.
     Meghan Mastroianni, Alviani, and Stossel all scored 11 points, and Katie Gattuso pulled down a game-high 14 rebounds to lead the Griffins, who dropped to 10-7 overall and 7-4 in the WVIAC.
     The Lady Cats travel to West Virginia State University for a WVIAC game on Monday, before hosting a conference doubleheader with the MountainCats against West Virginia Wesleyan College on Saturday.  The Lady Cats will tip-off Saturday's games at 1 p.m., with the men's game to follow at 3 p.m.