The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA


February 27, 2014

Local sports in brief 2/27/2014


Lady Cats post overtime victory

ERIE – Nicole Carman scored a game-high 23 points to help the Pitt-Johnstown women defeat Mercyhurst 66-62 in overtime. 

Pitt-Johnstown’s Leah Hansen had 13 points and Inaya Stephenson tallied 12 points in the win.  Foul shots played a big part in this matchup. The Mountain Cats were 23 of 28 (82.1 percent) from the free throw line to the Lakers’ 3 of 11.  Pitt-Johnstown is 10-16. 

Mercyhurst’s Natalie Piaggesi led the team with 13 points, Katie Fischer scored 12 and Adrienne Kloecker added 10. 

Mountain Cats trip Mercyhurst

ERIE – Matt Palo’s layup with 3 seconds left gave Pitt-Johnstown a thrilling 73-71 victory over Mercyhurst in a PSAC-West showdown.

The late-game heroics from Palo preserved a Mountain Cats win that seemed to be in doubt after the Lakers charged back in the second half to tie it late.

Palo was one of five players to score in double figures for UPJ. Ian Vescovi’s 15 points led the way while Andrew Cressler (13 points) and Bill Luther followed (11). Nate Snodgrass and Palo each had 10 points for the Mountain Cats (13-13).

Jonathan Oueguin’s 15 points led Mercyhurst (15-11) while Callon Dailey and Jean Onana each scored 12 points.


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