University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown
vs. Mount Aloysius College - 02/13/06
Steve Scorpion Reaches 1,000-Point Mark as Mountain Cats Roll Over Mount Aloysius, 109-78
02/13/06...Senior guard Steve Scorpion (Murrysville, Pa.) scored 15 points to become the 16th Mountain Cat to reach the 1,000-point plateau, as Pitt Johnstown improved to 18-5 on the season with a lopsided, 109-78, victory over visiting Mount Aloysius College, Monday night in the Sports Center.
Scorpion, who was 12 points shy of the mark coming into the game, hit a lay-up with 9:31 to play in the second half to reach the milestone. Scorpion finished 4-6 shooting from the field, including one three-pointer. He was also 6-6 from the free-throw line with three rebounds, two assists and four steals.
In all, seven Pitt Johnstown players scored in double figures, led by red-shirt freshman forward Kyle Goldcamp's (Pittsburgh, Pa.) 21 points on 10-11 shooting off of Head Coach Bob Rukavina's bench. Along with Goldcamp and Scorpion, Quinton Davis (West Mifflin, Pa.) (20 points), Chris Gilliam (Baltimore, MD) (15 points), Nick Mezyk (Johnstown, Pa.) (12 points), J.J. Schumacher (Castle Shannon, Pa.) (10 points) and Marcus Tullis (Johnstown, Pa.) (10 points) also ended the night in double figures in scoring. Goldcamp pulled down a game-high 13 rebounds, while Gilliam and senior guard Joey Tutchstone (Vandergrift, Pa.) each added seven rebounds. Tullis collected four of Pitt Johnstown's 11 blocks on the night, and red-shirt freshman guard William Sharpe (Johnstown, Pa.) dished out a game-high seven assists.
Mount Aloysius jumped out to an 18-8 lead six minutes into the game, but the Mountain Cats battled back to take a 24-23 lead with 10:33 to play in the first half. Pitt Johnstown, which would never trail again, held a 53-44 halftime lead. The Mountain Cats extended the lead to 33 points on two occasions, before going on to the 31-point win.
The Mountain Cats shot 59.1% (39-66) from the field, 33.3% (6-18) from three-point range and 71.4% (25-35) from the free-throw line, while the Mount Aloysius finished 26-76 (34.2%) from the field, 13-34 (38.2%) from behind the three-point line and 13-17 (76.5%) from the free-throw line. Pitt Johnstown also out-rebounded Mount Aloysius, 51-35.
Roman Mims' game-high 24 points and six rebounds led Mount Aloysius. Jimmy Snyder collected 19 points off the bench, and Sam Hanik tallied 14 points and a team-high seven rebounds for the Mounties, now 10-13 on the year.
Pitt Johnstown hosts California University (PA) on Wednesday and Indiana University (PA) on Saturday. Both games will tip-off at 7:30 p.m. in the Sports Center.
Last Reviewed: February 13, 2006