University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown
vs. Penn State-Harrisburg - 12/09/05
Mountain Cats Roll, 107-46, Over Penn State-Harrisburg in First Round of East Stroudsburg Tournament
12/09/05...The Mountain Cat basketball team made it seven straight wins and improved to 7-2 on the season with a lopsided, 107-46, victory over Penn State-Harrisburg in Friday's First Round of the 2005 East Stroudsburg University Panaia-Soloway Pocono Rotary Classic. Sophomore forward Chris Gilliam (Baltimore, MD) scored a game-high 22 points to lead five Pitt Johnstown players who scored in double-figures. The Mountain Cats will player the winner of the East Stroudsburg-Penn State-Schuylkill game in Saturday's championship at 8:00 p.m.
Gilliam finished 10-11 from the field with five rebounds, while red-shirt freshman guard Quinton Davis (West Mifflin, Pa.) scored 17 points on 7-9 shooting, (3-3 from three-point range), pulled down a team-high seven rebounds and had five assists. Head Coach Bob Rukavina also got 14 points apiece from guards Steve Scorpion (Murrysville, Pa.) and William Sharpe (Johnstown, Pa.). Sharpe also had five rebounds and dished out five assists, and Scorpion connected on four of his five three-point attempts. Senior guard Joey Tutchstone (Vandergrift, Pa.) rounded out the double-figure scorers with 11 points and five assists. Red-shirt freshman forward Kyle Goldcamp (Pittsburgh, Pa.) tallied eight points and six rebounds and Marcus Tullis (Johnstown, Pa.) had a game-high eight assists in the victory.
The Mountain Cats, who built a 50-27 halftime lead and outscored Penn State-Harrisburg 57-19 in the second half, dominated in all aspects of the game. Pitt Johnstown shot a season-high 66.7% (44-66) from the field and connected on 14 of their 21 (66.7%) three-point attempts, while holding PSU-Harrisburg to just 29.3% (17-58) shooting from the field and and 23.5% (4-17) from behind the three-point line. The Mountain Cats also held a 42-29 advantage on the boards and forced 26 turnovers.
Abe Hintz scored 14 points and Nealy Rawlings chipped in eight points and eight rebounds for Penn State-Harrisburg.
Following this weekend's East Stroudsburg Tournament, Pitt Johnstown will break for Finals and the Holiday Season, before tipping-off the second semester at home against West Virginia Wesleyan on January 2 at 7:30 p.m. in the Sports Center.
Last Reviewed: December 12, 2005