University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown
at Concord (WV) University - 01/14/06
Lady Cats Fall, 73-71, at Concord (WV) University;
Samantha Conner Three Points shy of 1,000
01/14/06...The Lady Cat basketball team built a 12-point halftime lead at Concord (WV) University Saturday evening, but Pitt Johnstown was unable to hold the lead and suffered a 73-71 loss to the Lady Lions. Red-shirt freshman guard Crystal Andrews (Johnstown, Pa.) scored a game-high 21 points and senior center Samantha Conner (Everett, Pa.) added 18 points to move to within three points of becoming the 28th Lady Cat to reach the 1,000-point plateau. With the loss, Lady Cats dropped to 11-4.
Andrews finished 10-11 from the field with eight rebounds and four assists, while Conner was 9-13 from the field with a pair of rebounds. Red-shirt junior forward Jessica Zapf (Pittsburgh, Pa.) rounded out the Lady Cats who scored in double figures with 14 points on 3-7 shooting from the field and a perfect 8-8 from the free-throw line. Zapf also pulled down a game-high nine rebounds to move into 19th place on the Lady Cat All-Time Rebounding List with 520 career rebounds. Zapf is 12 rebounds shy of tying LuAnn Ketter (1980-1984) for 18th on the rebounding list. Lady Cat guards Allison Krischer (Johnstown, Pa.) and Jaclyn Schirf (Loretto, Pa.) each chipped in six points in the loss.
After trailing, 41-29 at halftime, Concord came back to tie the score 51-51 with 10:15 to play in the game. The teams battled back-and-forth until Lady Lions gained the lead for good on Jessica Radford's jump shot at the 6:52 mark.
The Lady Cats, who shot 53.6% (30-56) from the field and 83.3% (10-12) from the free-throw line for the game, held Concord to 28-61 (45.9%) shooting from the field and 11-16 (68.8%) from the free-throw line. However, the Lady Lions made six of their 24 three-point field goal attempts, compared to just 1-4 for the Lady Cats.
Jessica Ferguson and Samm Nester scored 17 points apiece and Lyndsey Repass tallied 10 points to lead the Lady Lions, now 6-6 on the season.
The Lady Cats return home to the Sports Center to host #6-ranked Glenville State (WV) College on Monday at 7:30 p.m.
Last Reviewed: January 14, 2006