University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown
Pitt-Johnstown Seal

at Bloomsburg University - 02/18/06

Lady Cats Improve to 18-7 With 57-46 Win at Bloomsburg
Senior center Samantha Conner (Everett, Pa.) poured in a game-high 21 points to help Head Coach Jodi Gault's Lady Cats erase an eight-point halftime deficit and earn a 57-46 victory at Bloomsburg University, Saturday afternoon.  With the win, Pitt Johnstown improved to 18-7 on the year.

     Conner, the only Lady Cat to score in double figures, finished 8-13 from the field and 5-5 from the free-throw line.  With her 21 points, Conner passed Carol Mumma (1978-1982) and Pat Wajers (1976-1980) and moved into 18th place on the Lady Cat All-Time Scoring List with 1,151 career points.
     Junior forward Jessica Zapf (Pittsburgh, Pa.) added eight points and pulled down eight rebounds, while fellow junior forward Jami Oaks (South Fork, Pa.) and junior guard Allison Krischer (Johnstown, Pa.) each scored seven points in the victory.  Krischer also made a game-high seven steals.  Sophomore center Sarah Priest (Johnstown, Pa.) chipped in five rebounds off of Coach Gault's bench.
     After trailing 28-20 at halftime, Pitt Johnstown went on an 11-0 run to start the second half and eventually outscored Bloomsburg, 37-18, to earn the 11-point win.
     The Lady Cats, who shot 36.7% (22-60) from the field for the game, held the Huskies to just 34.7% (17-49) shooting.  Pitt Johnstown also forced 25 turnovers and turned them into 27 points.  Despite being out-rebounded, 37-33, the Lady Cats also outscored Bloomsburg, 24-12, in the paint.
     Kelly Burkhart's 16 points led Bloomsburg.  Jamie Kauczka added 14 points and a game-high 11 rebounds for the Huskies, now 6-19 on the season.  
     The Lady Cats return home after a five-game road trip to host Shepherd (WV) University on Monday, at 7:00 p.m. in the Sports Center.  Monday's game will also be a "Take a Kid to a Game Night."  All kids will get in free with the purchase of an adult ticket.
Last Reviewed: February 18, 2006