University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown
Pitt-Johnstown Seal

vs. Bloomsburg University - 11/30/05

Mountain Cats Cruise to 95-70 Home Win Over Bloomsburg
     11/30/05...Head Coach Bob Rukavina
and his Mountain Cat men's basketball team avenged a two-point loss at Bloomsburg University to open the season by handing the Huskies a 95-70 loss Wednesday night in the Sports Center.  Sophomore forward Chris Gilliam (Baltimore, MD) poured in a career-high 26 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead Pitt Johnstown to its fourth straight win.  The Mountain Cats, who never trailed in the game, are now 4-2 on the year. 

     Gilliam dominated in the paint, shooting 8-10 from the field to raise his season field goal percentage to 70.8%.  Gilliam also hit 10 of his 13 free-throws, dished out a pair of assists and blocked one shot.  Junior guard J.J. Schumacher (Castle Shannon, Pa.) scored 15 points on 5-10 shooting and dished out a game-high seven assists, while red-shirt freshman forward Kyle Goldcamp (Pittsburgh, Pa.) had 14 points and six rebounds off the bench.  Coach Rukavina also got nine points on three three-pointers and five rebounds from senior guard Steve Scorpion (Murrysville, Pa.) and eight points, three rebounds and five assists from fellow senior guard Joey Tutchstone (Vandergrift, Pa.)Marcus Tullis (Johnstown, Pa.), Nick Mezyk (Johnstown, Pa.) and Quinton Davis (West Mifflin, Pa.) added seven points apiece in the victory.
     The Mountain Cats, built  a 38-25 halftime and raised the lead to 29 points with just over a minute to play in the game.  Pitt Johnstown shot 55.0% (33-60) from the field and 50.0% (8-16) from three point range, while holding Bloomsburg to just 40.9% (27-66) from the field and 21.1% (4-19) from behind the three-point line.  Pitt Johnstown also made 21 of its 30 (70.0%) free-throws.
    Billy Bryan's 14 points and 11 rebounds paced Bloomsburg.  Ernest Cherry scored 12 points and Derek Daniels added 10 points for the Huskies, who dropped to 1-4 on the season.
    Pitt Johnstown travels to Glenville State (WV) College on Saturday, before returning home to host Clarion University on Wednesday at 8:00 p.m. as part of a doubleheader with the Lady Cat basketball team.  The Lady Cats will tip-off against the Golden Eagles at 6:00 p.m.

Last Reviewed: November 30, 2005