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December 4, 2013

Lady Cats get first PSAC win

CLARION — Pitt-Johnstown built an 18-point halftime advantage en route to a 98-81 win at Clarion that earned the Lady Cats the program’s first PSAC victory.

UPJ used a 22-3 first-half run to take a big lead at intermission.

Kelsey Sleighter scored a career-high 27 points and had six rebounds to lead Pitt-Johnstown, now 2-5 overall and 1-2 in the PSAC Western Division.

Kayla DeCriscio knocked down back-to-back 3-pointers that erased a three-point Pitt-Johnstown deficit and gave the Lady Cats a 20-14 lead seven minutes into the game.

Clarion came back to regain the lead 3:27 later on a Raven Jones basket, but Pitt-Johnstown answered and took control the rest of the half.

Sleighter and Inaya Stephenson combined for 15 points, before a Jasmine Harper free-throw put Pitt-Johnstown in front 44-26 with 2:22 left in the half.

Decriscio finished with 18 points and Leah Hansen had 12 points. Pitt-Johnstown also got 11 points and 13 rebounds from Harper and 10 points and 11 rebounds from Nicole Carman in the victory.

Kelly Johnson scored a game-high 30 points and pulled down seven rebounds, and Tania Holmes added 11 points for the Golden Eagles, who dropped to 2-3 overall and 1-2 in the PSAC West.

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