University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown
vs. Shippensburg University - 01/04/06
Men's Basketball Defeats Shippensburg, 61-49, for 10th Straight Victory
01/04/06...Red-shirt freshman forward Kyle Goldcamp (Pittsburgh, Pa.) scored 13 points and grabbed a career-high 14 rebounds to lead Head Coach Bob Rukavina's Mountain Cat basketball team to a school- record-tying 10th consecutive victory with a 61-49 home win over Shippensburg University, Wednesday night in the Sports Center. Pitt Johnstown is now 10-2 on the year.
Goldcamp finished the game 6-10 shooting from the field and 1-2 from the free-throw line. Goldcamp, who is ranked eighth in the country in blocked shots per game, also had two blocks and pulled down seven of his 14 rebounds on the offensive end. Senior guard Steve Scorpion (Murrysville, Pa.) added a game-high 14 points, including 3-4 from three-point range and a pair of steals, while red-shirt freshman forward Marcus Tullis (Johnstown, Pa.) scored 12 points in the win. Sophomore forward Chris Gilliam (Baltimore, MD) chipped in 10 rebounds, but Shippensburg held the nation's top player in field goal percentage and the 11th leading scorer to just seven points on 3-8 shooting.
The Mountain Cats jumped on Shippensburg for a 10-point lead nine minutes into the game, before increasing the lead to 40-21 at halftime. The Red Raiders cut the lead to 11 points on three occasions in the second half, but the that was as close as they would get. Pitt Johnsotwn shot 44.2% (23-52) from the field and 46.2% (6-13) from behind the three-point line, while holding Shippensburg to just 20-58 (34.5%) from the field and 3-17 (17.6%) from three-point range. The Mountain Cats also held a 44-29 edge in rebounding.
Jamal Williams' 10 points led the way for Shippensburg, while Greg Wojdowski had a team-high six rebounds. The Mountain Cat defense held Chuck Davis, Division II's 13th leading scorer, to just eight points on 4-17 shooting from the field and 0-7 from behind the three-point line. With the loss, the Red Raiders fell to 9-3 on the season.
Pitt Johnstown will host Columbia Union (MD) College on Saturday as part of a doubleheader with the Lady Cats. The Lady Cats will tip-off against the Pioneers at 6:30 p.m., followed by the men’s game at 8:00 p.m.
Last Reviewed: January 4, 2006