University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown
vs. University of District of Columbia - 02/25/06
Mountain Cats Celebrate Senior Night With 94-52 Win Over U.D.C.
02/25/06...Senior Night proved to be a good one for the Mountain Cat men's basketball team. After recognizing seniors Nick Mezyk (Johnstown, Pa.), Steve Scorpion (Murrysville, Pa.) and Joey Tutchstone (Vandergrift, Pa.), Pitt Johnstown went out and dealt visiting University of District of Columbia a 94-52 loss Saturday evening in the Sports Center. The Mountain Cats, ranked ninth in the East Region, played their final regular season game of the year and improved to 21-6 on the season.
Sophomore forward Chris Gilliam (Baltimore, MD) led six Mountain Cats who scored in double figures with 17 points on 7-9 shooting from the field and 3-4 from the free-throw line. Mezyk hit three three-pointers and finished with 13 points, while red-shirt freshmen William Sharpe (Johnstown, Pa.) and Quinton Davis (West Mifflin, Pa.) chipped in 12 points apiece and Kyle Goldcamp (Pittsburgh, Pa.) and Tutchstone added 11 points each. Scorpion, the school's all-time leader in career-three-point field goals made, scored seven points to move into 14th place on the Mountain Cat All-Time Scoring List with 1,040 career points. Scorpion made one three-pointer to give him 190 for his career.
Along with balanced scoring, Pitt Johnstown also got team-highs of seven rebounds from Gilliam and red-shirt freshman Marcus Tullis (Johnstown, Pa.). Tutchstone and Davis each pulled down six rebounds and Goldcamp had five rebounds and four blocks. Tutchstone also dished out a game-high six assists in the victory.
After jumping out to a 47-25 halftime lead, Pitt Johnstown continued to pour it on in the second half. The Mountain Cats increased the lead to 44 points on three occasions, before going on to the 42-point win.
The Mountain Cats dominated the Firebirds. Pitt Johnstown shot 50.7% (35-69) from the field and 32.1% (9-28) from three-point range, while holding U.D.C. to just 24.6% (17-69) from the field and 25.8% (8-31) from behind the three-point line. Despite being out rebounded, 46-45, the Mountain Cats had their way in the paint by outscoring the Firebirds, 50-8. Pitt Johnstown also turned 18 U.D.C. trunovers into 21 points.
Jumaane Sorrels' game-high 26 points led U.D.C. Donnell Ellis added 10 points and a game-high 12 rebounds for the Firebirds, who dropped to 1-22 on the season.
Last Reviewed: March 5, 2006