University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown
at Glenville State (WV) College - 12/03/05
Chris Gilliam Scores Career-High 31 Points in 92-71 Win At Glenville State
12/03/05...Sophomore forward Chris Gilliam (Baltimore, Pa.) poured in a career-high 31 points on 13-15 shooting from the field to lead the Mountain Cat men's basketball team to a 92-71 victory at Glenville State (WV) College Saturday night. Head Coach Bob Rukavina's Mountain Cats have won five straight games and improved to 5-2 on the season.
Gilliam, who has led Pitt Johnstown in scoring every game this year, also connected on five of his six free-throw attempts and pulled down five rebounds, to lead five players who scored in double figures. Red-shirt freshman forward Kyle Goldcamp (Pittsburgh, Pa.) scored 17 points on 7-10 shooting, while Marcus Tullis (Johnstown, Pa.) added 13 points on 6-12 shooting. Both Goldcamp and Tullis each grabbed four rebounds. Guards Steve Scorpion (Murrysville, Pa.) and J.J. Schumacher (Castle Shannon, Pa.) chipped in 14 and 10 points, respectively to round out the Mountain Cats who scored in double figures. Senior guard Joey Tutchstone (Vandergrift, Pa.) tallied two points, three rebounds and a game-high five assists, and red-shirt freshman Quinton Davis (West Mifflin, Pa.) had five rebounds.
The Mountain Cats finished the game shooting 57.8% (37-64) from the field and 78.9% (15-19) from the free-throw line, while Glenville State was just 23-56 (41.1%) from the field and 16-23 (69.6%) from the free-throw line. Pitt Johnstown built a 41-28 halftime lead on 55.2% (16-29) shooting, before outscoring the Pioneers, 51-43, in the second half on 60.0% (21-35) shooting.
Raymond McKeithan matched Gilliam's game-high of 31 points on 11-17 shooting from the field and 7-11 shooting from behind the three-point line to lead Glenville State. Keith Vaughn added 13 points and a game-high nine rebounds for the Pioneers, who dropped to 1-5 on the year.
Pitt Johnstown returns 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: December 3, 2005