University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown
Pitt-Johnstown Seal

at Columbia Union (MD) College - 02/04/06

Allison Krischer Hits School-Record Nine Three-Pointers as Lady Cats Earn 89-65 Win at Columbia Union
Junior Guard Allison Krischer (Johnstown, Pa) made nine three-point field goals to break the Lady Cat record for three-pointers in a game on her way to leading Pitt Johnstown to an 89-65 victory Saturday night at Columbia Union (MD) College.  Krischer's career-high 27 points lead four Lady Cats who finished in double figures in scoring.  Head Coach Jodi Gault's Lady Cats, ranked 10th in the East Region, are now 15-6 on the year.

     Krischer's record-setting performance broke Shelley Helsel (1995) and Crystal Barr's (2003) record of eight three-pointers made in a game.  Krischer, who connected on nine of her 13 three-point field goal tries, also had seven assists, six rebounds and four steals, while senior center Samantha Conner (Everett, Pa.) finished with 19 points, seven rebounds and six assists.  Red-shirt freshman guard Crystal Andrews (Johnstown, Pa.) tallied 17 points, five steals and five assists.  Andrews also tied her career-high with nine rebounds.  In addition, junior forward Jessica Zapf (Pittsburgh, Pa.) scored 13 points and grabbed four rebounds for the Lady Cats.
     Pitt Johnstown finished the game shooting an impressive 59.3% (35-59) from the field and 68.8% (11-16) from three-point range.  The Lady Cats held the Pioneers to just 25-56 (44.6%) from the field, 8-20 (40.0%) from three-point range and 7-12 (58.3%) from the free-throw line.  Pitt Johnstown also forced 24 turnovers and out-rebounded Columbia Union, 44-22.  The Pioneers fell to 4-18 on the year. 
     The Lady Cats continue their five-game road trip on Monday at West Virginia State, before traveling to South Carolina on February 11 and 12 to take on Anderson College and Converse College.  Pitt Johnstown will play its next home game on Monday, February 20 when Shepherd (WV) University visits the Sports at 7:00 p.m.
Last Reviewed: February 4, 2006