Cale Nets 1,000th Point in Lady Cats 99-47 Win Over Ohio Valley
02/19/09...Lindsay Cale (Hummelstown, Pa.) poured in a game-high 28 points to become the 31st Lady Cat 1,000-point scorer on her way to leading the Pitt-Johnstown women's basketball team to a 99-47 victory over Ohio Valley (WV) University, Thrusday evening in the Sports Center. The Lady Cats improved to 15-9 overall and 13-4 in the WVIAC.
Cale, who needed five points to reach the milestone, took care of business quickly with three-pointer to get the Lady Cats on the scoreboard . Less than a minute later, her lay-up with 17:51 to play in the first half gave her the mark. Cale currently stands in 30th place on the Lady Cat All-Time Scoring List with 1,023 career-points. Cale needs 12 points to tie Deb Deaner (1975-79) 29th place and 13 points to tie Helen Young (1999-03) for 28th place on the scoring list.
Qiuana Brown's (Monroeville, Pa.) three-pointer at 11:34 put Pitt-Johnstown up 18-9. Ohio Valley cut the deficit to seven the next trip down the floor, but that was as close as the Fighting Scots would get the rest of the way. Sara Trimarco's (Hollidaysburg, Pa.) layup with :54 left capped a 24-7 run that closed the first half with Pitt Johnstown leading 42-18.
It was more of the same in the second half, as the Lady Cats outscored Ohio Valley, 57-29. Pitt-Johnstown pushed the lead to 31 points five minutes into the half on Sheena Aden's (Sandy Lake, Pa.) layup, then to 41 points on Brown's bucket with 6:47 to play. Pitt-Johnstown built its largest lead 95-43 on Trimarco's short jumper with 1:33 left, before going on to win by that same margin.
Cale led all scorers with 28 points on 11-13 shooting, 4-4 from three-point range and 2-2 from the free-throw line. Cale also grabbed six rebounds, while Andrea Dalton (Washington, Pa.) added 20 points and six rebounds. Brown finished with 19 points on 8-11 shooting with three three-pointers and five rebounds. Aden rounded out the double figures scorers with 11 points and five assists. Head Coach Sasha Palmer also got nine points and a game-high 10 rebounds from Kristin Irwin (Bellefonte, Pa.) and eight points and five assists from Trimarco.
Pitt-Johnstown connected on 60.0% (42-70) of its shots from the floor, including 58.8% (10-17) from behind three-point line, while holding the Fighting Scots to just 31.0% (18-58) shooting. The Lady Cats, who held a 44-28 advantage in rebounding, also forced 34 turnovers.
Kendra Benedict scored 13 points and pulled down six rebounds, and Brittany Taylor tallied 10 points for the Fighting Scots, who dropped to 8-16 overall and 4-13 in the WVIAC.
The Lady Cats travel to Fairmont State (WV) University on Saturday, before returning home to host a WVIAC doubleheader with the Mountain Cats against Salem International (WV) University on Monday in the Sports Center. The Lady Cats will tip-off Monday's games at 5:30 p.m., followed by the men's game at 7:30 p.m.