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at Fairmont State (WV) University - 02/11/13

ATH11_151_CarmanN_TLady Cats Cold in Second Half in Loss to Falcons
     02/11/13... (Box Score) Fairmont State (WV) University outscored Pitt-Johnstown 40-13 in the second half, including a a 20-3 run over an eight minute span, to break open a tie game on its way to handing the Lady Cats a 68-41 road WVIAC loss on Monday.  Nicole Carman (Cleveland, OH) scored 13 points, and Inaya Stephenson (Pittsburgh, Pa.) aded 10 points for Pitt-Johnstown, which slipped to 13-9 overall and 11-8 in the WVIAC.
     Stephenson's bucket four minutes in cut a slim Lady Cat deficit to one, but Fairmont State scored the next 11 points to build an 18-6 lead on Kaitlin Snyder's jumper at 11:21.
     Pitt-Johnstown came right back with a 17-3 run of its own over the next 7:40 to take its first lead of the night.  Kelsey Sleighter's (Uniontown, Pa.) 3-pointer tied it, before two of Carman's 12 first half points put the Lady Cats in front 23-21 with 3:41 left in the half.

     The Falcons rebuilt the lead to five, before another basket in the paint from Stephenson gave the lead back to Pitt-Johnstown, but Snyder's lay-up at the buzzer knotted it at 28 at the half.
     It was all Falcons in the second half.  Following a pair of ties and four lead changes to begin the half, Fairmont State took control with a 20-3 run, capped by a Tiffany Nicholson free-throw at 10:13, to take a 53-36 advantage.

     The Lady Cats were never able to recover.  The Falcons extended it to 25 on Nicholson's jumper with 1:59 to play, before a late bucket set the final at 68-41.
     Carman scored 13 points and grabbed six rebounds, while Stephenson added 10 points and seven rebounds.  Grace Hyland (Pittsburgh, Pa.) finished with five points and five rebounds, and Sleighter scored five points.  Rachel Johnson (Palmyra, Pa.) pulled down a team-high eight rebounds in the loss.
     After shooting 34% in the first half, the Lady Cats went cold in the second half to finish the game at just 26% (16-61).  Pitt-Johnstown was also just 3-13 from 3-point range and 6-11 from the free-throw line.  Fairmont State shot 44% (28-63) from the floor, 4-14 from behind the 3-point line, and 8-12 from the charity stripe.

     Snyder ended with a game-high 21 points and eight rebounds to lead three Farimont players who scored in double figures.  Hailey Garrett had 18 points, and Nicholson chipped-in a dozen points for then Falcons, who improved to 15-8 overall and 13-5 in the WVIAC.
     The Lady Cats travel to Wheeling Jesuit (WV) University for a WVIAC game on Saturday, before closing out the regular season with home conference games against West Liberty (WV) University on February 21 and Seton Hill University for Senior Day on February 23.