University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown
vs. IUP - 02/18/06
Mountain Cats Fall at Home to IUP on Alumni Night
02/18/06...Red-shirt freshman forward Kyle Goldcamp (Pittsburgh, Pa.) scored 14 points and grabbed six rebounds off of Head Coach Bob Rukavina's bench, but it wasn't enough to help Pitt Johnstown rebound from an early deficit in an 81-65 loss to IUP Saturday on Alumni Night in the Sports Center. The Mountain Cats are now 19-6 on the year.
After falling behind 44-22 15 minutes into the game, the Mountain Cats battled back to cut the lead to 12 points at halftime. Pitt Johnstown continued its comback in the second half. Red-shirt freshman forward Marcus Tullis' (Johnstown, Pa.) jump shot with 3:13 to play cut the IUP lead to 68-63, but the Indians closed out the game on a 13-2 run.
Goldcamp finished 6-9 from the field with six rebounds and four blocks, while sophomore forward Chris Gilliam (Baltimore, MD) had 13 points on 6-10 shooting and four rebounds. Senior guards Steve Scorpion (Murrysville,Pa.) and Joey Tutchstone (Vandergrift, Pa.) rounded out the double figures scorers with 11 and 10 points, respectively. With his 11 points, Scorpion moved into 15th place on the Mountain Cat All-Time Scoring List with 1,024 career points. He is now 10 points shy of Ron Haden (1993-1995) for 14th place on the list. Tutchstone also dished out a team-high seven assists. Tullis ended the night with eight points, four rebounds and three blocks.
Both Pitt Johnstown and IUP shot over 43% for the game. However, the Indians hit nine of their 28 three-point field goals and 14 of their 14 free-throws, while the Mountain Cats were just 1-15 from three-point range and 10-19 from the free-throw line.
Marc Williams' 19 points and 12 rebounds led four IUP players who scored in double figures. Eddie Peterson added 18 points, six rebounds and seven assists, while Dave Mazza (15 points) and Damar Ruffin (14 points) also scored in double figures. Ruffin pulled down 10 rebounds for the Indians, now 17-8 on the season.
Pitt Johnstown will host Lock Haven University on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. in the Sports Center. Wednesday will also be "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