University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown
vs. Columbia Union (MD) College - 01/07/06
Mountain Cats Set School-Record of 11 Straight Victories With 118-46 Win Over Columbia Union
01/07/06...Senior guard Steve Scorpion (Murrysville, Pa.) scored 18 points on 6-7 shooting from three-point range in the first half to help give Pitt Johnstown a 50-point halftime lead in Saturday's 118-46 home win over Columbia Union (MD) College. Pitt Johnstown has now won a school-record 11 straight games. The victory also gave Head Coach Bob Rukavina 249 wins in his Pitt Johnstown career. The Mountain Cats are now 11-2 on the year.
Scorpion, who scored all of his points in the first half, finished the game 6-11 from the field and 6-10 from behind the three-point line. Sophomore forward Chris Gilliam (Baltimore, MD) scored a game-high 21 points on 9-12 shooting and 3-4 from the free-throw line. Red-shirt freshman forward Kyle Goldcamp (Pittsburgh, Pa.) scored 16 points and pulled down 13 rebounds for his second consecutive double-double, and red-shirt freshman guard Quinton Davis (West Mifflin, Pa.) tallied 15 points, three rebounds, three assists and a game-high four blocks off of Coach Rukavina's bench. Red-shirt freshman forward Marcus Tullis (Johnstown, Pa.) rounded out the double-figure scorers with 10 points and five rebounds, while senior guard Joey Tutchstone (Vandergirft, Pa.) nine points, six rebounds and four assists. In all, 10 of the 11 Mountain Cats who dressed scored at least six points in the lopsided victory.
Once again, Pitt Johnstown dominated from start to finish. The Mountain Cats, who built a 63-13 halftime lead before increasing it to 78 points in the second half, shot 64.1% (50-78) from the field and 9-20 (45.0%) from three-point range, while holding the Pioneers to just 30.0% (18-60) shooting for the game. Pitt Johnstown outscored Columbia Union 80-12 in the paint and turned 26 turnovers into 45 points. The Mountain Cats also outrebounded the Pioneers 51-26.
Cory Blythe scored 15 points, had five rebounds and made four steals to lead Columbia Union. Michael Belmes added 11 points for the Pioneers, who dropped to 4-11 on the season.
Pitt Johnstown will wrap-up a four-game home stand against Mansfield University on Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. in the Sports Center, before traveling to Concord (WV) University on Saturday to begin a string of five straight road games.
Last Reviewed: January 7, 2006