University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown
Pitt-Johnstown Seal

at University of Charleston (WV) - 02/09/13

ATH11_154_JohnsonR_TLady Cats Earn Road Win at Charleston
(Box Score) Rachel Johnson (Palmyra, Pa.) had a double-double of 16 points and a game-high 14 rebounds to lead five Lady Cats who scored in double-figures in an 83-69 conference win at the University of Charleston on Saturday.  Pitt-Johnstown improved to 13-8 overall and 11-7 in the WVIAC.
     The Lady Cats raced out of the gate behind six quick points from Inaya Stephenson (Pittsburgh, Pa.) and a basket in the paint from Johnson to build a 12-0 lead three minutes into the game.
     Chelsea Brumby's jumper cut the Charleston deficit to 14-7, but a 3-pointer from Kelsey Sleighter (Uniontown, Pa.), followed by a Jasmine Harper (Cleveland Heights, OH) free-throw gave Pitt-Johnstown a 22-8 advantage midway through the half.
     The Golden Eagles didn't go away and outscored the Lady Cats 30-20 over the final 10:08 to cut it to 42-38 at halftime on Tianni Kelly's lay-up as time expired.
     Two straight baskets to start the second half pushed the Pitt-Johnstown lead back to eight, but Charleston got a lay-up from Kayla Dozier at 14:35 to make it a one-point game at 50-49.
     The Lady Cats rebuilt it to 60-51 on a Kaitlynn Fratz (Accident, MD) 3-pointer at the 12:00-minute mark, then back to 13 at 71-58 on a Harper free-throw five minutes later.
     The Golden Eagles got the deficit down to six with 2:11 to play, but that was as close as it would get, before Pitt-Johnstown went on to the 14-point victory.
     Johnson had 16 points and 14 rebounds, while Nicole Carman (Cleveland, OH) scored 15 points and grabbed five rebounds.  Fratz had 14 points and seven boards, and Stephenson and Sleighter each scored a dozen points for the Lady Cats.  Harper added nine points and 12 rebounds in the win.
     Pitt-Johnstown, which dominated the glass, 58-37, shot 49.2% (29-59) from the field, 4-8 from 3-point range, and 21-33 from the free-throw line.  Charleston was held to just 33.3% (26-78) shooting, including just 2-19 from behind the 3-point line.  The Golden Eagles also hit 15-23 from the charity stripe.
     Chrissy Keir scored a game-high 20 points, and Jessi Cowden chipped-in nine points and eight rebounds to lead Charleston, which dropped to 12-9 overall and 9-8 in the WVIAC.  
     The Lady Cats wrap-up three straight WVIAC road games at Fairmont State (WV) University on Monday and at Wheeling Jesuit (WV) University on Saturday, before closing out the regular season with home doubleheaders with the Mountain Cats against West Liberty (WV) University on February 21 and Seton Hill University on February 23.