University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown
at Univ. District of Columbia - 01/21/06
Mountain Cat Basketball Earns 78-64 Win at U.D.C.
01/21/06...Head Coach Bob Rukavina's Mountain Cats rebounded from Thursday's tough loss at Wheeling Jesuit University with a 78-64 victory at the University of District of Columbia on Saturday. Sophomore forward Chris Gilliam's (Baltimore, MD) 14 points and seven rebounds led five Pitt Johnstown players who scored in double figures against the Firebirds. The Mountain Cats, ranked sixth in the East Region, are now 14-3 on the season.
Gilliam, who leads the nation in field goal percentage, was 6-9 from the field and 2-4 from the free-throw line. Red-shirt sophomore forwards Marcus Tullis (Johnstown, Pa.) and Kyle Goldcamp (Pittsburgh, Pa.) added 13 points apiece, while senior guard Steve Scorpion (Murrysville, Pa.) finished with 12 points on 3-8 shooting from the field (two three-pointers) and 4-6 from the free-throw line. Junior guard J.J. Schumacher (Castle Shannon, Pa.) rounded out the double-figure scorers with 11 points, including 5-6 from the free-throw line, and five rebounds. Senior guard Nick Mezyk (Johnstown, Pa.) tallied nine points on three three-point field goals and Goldcamp and Tullis pulled down six and five rebounds, respectively.
Pitt Johnstown extended an eight-point halftime lead to 18 points with 10:17 to play in the game, before going on to the 14-point victory. The Mountain Cats continued their good shooting by hitting 23 of their 47 shots (48.9%), including 8-20 (40.0%) from three-point range, while holding U.D.C. to just 35.5% (22-62) from the field and 25.0% (5-20) from behind the three-point line. Pitt Johnstown was also 24-31 (77.4%) from the free-throw line, while the Firebirds were 15-21 (71.4%).
Jonathan Orlando's game-high 24 points led U.D.C. Brian Isabelle added 20 points and a game-high 10 rebounds and Jumaane Sorrells chipped in 16 points for the Firebirds, who dropped to 0-14 on the year.
Pitt Johnstown continues its five-game road trip at Indiana University (PA) on Saturday, January 28. 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 21, 2006