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Posted Friday, January 30, 2009 by Ed Dalton
Lady Cats Bounce Back with 108-34 Win at Salem International
     01/29/09...Lindsay Cale (Hummelstown, Pa.) netted a game-high 22 points and Andrea Dalton (Washington, Pa.) added 20 points to lead six Pitt Johnstown Lady Cats who scored in double figures in a dominating 108-34 victory at Salem International (WV) University, Thursday evening.  Pitt Johnstown, which bounced back from Monday's loss to the University of Charleston, improved to 12-6 overall and 10-1 in the WVIAC.
     Salem International went up 12-11 seven minutes into the game, but the Lady Cats outscored the Tigers 37-4 over the final 13:01of the first half to take a commanding 48-16 halftime lead.  Jamie Gennett's (Davidsville, Pa.) jumper with 5:55 remaining put Pitt Johnstown up 32-14.  The Lady Cats extended the lead to 46-16 with 1:26 left on a bucket by Sara Trimarco (Hollidaysburg, Pa.), before ending the half with the 48-16 advantage.
     It was more of the same in the second half.  Pitt Johnstown's opened the second half on a 21-0 run, capped by Gennett's free-throw to build the lead to 69-16 at the 14:31 mark.  The lead ballooned to 99-29 on Kristin Irwin's (Bellefonte, Pa.) basket eight minutes later, and Pitt Johnstown went on to cruise to the 74-point victory.
     Cale's 22 points on 9-15 shooting, including 4-6 from three-point range, led six Lady Cats who scored in double figures.  Dalton finished with 20 points on 8-12 shooting and 4-4 from the free-throw line, while Monae Baker (Bushkill, Pa.) chipped in 16 points on 7-12 shooting from the floor.  Head coach Sasha Palmer also got 15 points, six rebounds and five assists from Gennett and 11 points apiece from Sheena Aden (Sandy Lake, Pa.) and Qiuana Brown (Monroeville, Pa.)Brown also collected six rebounds and five steals, and Trimarco tallied eight points, a career-high 13 assists and five steals in the win.
     Pitt Johnstown shot a season-best 59.5% (44-74) from the field, including 62.2% in the second half, while holding Salem International to just 36.8% (14-38) shooting.  The Lady Cats, who forced 34 turnovers, were also 6-18 from behind the three-point line and 14-16 from the free-throw line.  Pitt Johnstown also out rebounded the Tigers, 31-19.
     Melissa Anger scored 15 points and grabbed seven rebounds, while Jessica Lockett had 12 points for the Tigers, who fell to 0-17 overall and 0-10 in conference play.  
     The Lady Cats return home to host  a WVIAC doubleheader with the Mountain Cats against Seton Hill University on Saturday beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the Sports Center

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