University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown
at Wheeling Jesuit (WV) University - 01/19/06
Steve Scorpion Breaks School-Record For Career Three-Pointers, But Wheeling Jesuit Defeats Pitt Johnstown, 57-55, on Last Second Basket
01/19/06...Red-shirt freshman forward Kyle Goldcamp (Pittsburgh, Pa.) scored 12 points and grabbed seven rebounds, and senior guard Steve Scorpion (Murrysville, Pa.) added 10 points, including two three-point field goals to break the Mountain Cat record for three-pointers in a career, but it wasn't enough, as East Region #8 Wheeling Jesuit (WV) University defeated East Region #6 Pitt Johnstown, 57-55, Wednesday night. Terrance Bradley's jump shot with 2.1 seconds remaining gave Wheeling Jesuit the victory and ended Pitt Johnstown's 13-game winning streak. The Mountain Cats are now 13-3.
Goldcamp finished 4-8 from the field and 4-6 from the free-throw line to lead Head Caoch Bob Rukavina's team. Scorpion was 4-13 from the field and 2-8 from three-point range. With his two three-pointers, Scorpion broke Matt Lushko's (1993-1997) Mountain Cat record for three-point field goals in a career. Scorpion enters Saturday's game at the University of District of Columbia with 167 career three-pointers.
Coach Rukavina also got nine points apiece from forwards Chris Gilliam (Baltimore, MD) and Marcus Tullis (Johnstown, Pa.) and eight points and five rebounds from senior guard Joey Tutchstone (Vandergrift, Pa.). Red-shirt freshman guard William Sharpe (Johnstown, Pa.) dished out a game-high eight assists and pulled down two rebounds for the Mountain Cats.
After trailing, 28-21, at halftime, Coach Rukavina's team battled back to outscore the Cardinals, 34-29, in the second half, but Bradley's late jumper sank Pitt Johnstown. Despite being out rebounded 40-36, the Mountain Cats held Wheeling Jesuit to just 36.2% (21-58) shooting from the field, while connecting on 21-50 (42.0%) of their shots. However, the Cardinals were 11-13 from the free-throw line, while the Mountain Cats made just nine of their 17 free-throw attempts.
Ricky Yahn's game-high 19 points, including 10-10 from the free-throw line, led Wheeling Jesuit. Will Hicks added 10 points and Bradley had eight points and nine rebounds for the Cardinals, now 10-4 on the season.
Pitt Johnstown continues its five-game road trip at the University of District of Columbia on Saturday. The Mountain Cats will play their next home game on Saturday, February 4 at 7:30 p.m. when West Chester University visits the Sports Center.
Last Reviewed: January 19, 2006