Andrea Dalton another big game for UPJ
Posted Sunday, January 17, 2010 by Ed Dalton
Strong Second Half Leads Lady Cats Over Alderson-Broaddus
01/16/10... (Box Score) Andrea Dalton (Washington, Pa.) scored 21 points and Sheena Aden (Sandy Lake, Pa.) and Monae Baker (Bushkill, Pa.) added 18 points apiece to help the Lady Cats outscore Alderson-Broaddus (WV) College 40-23 in the second half to erase a three-point halftime deficit and earn a 75-61 WVIAC victory, Saturday afternoon in the Sports Center.
Alderson-Broaddus climbed out to a 13-6 lead 4:32 into the game on Amanda Harris' three-pointer. The Lady Cats scored the next seven points to to tie the score at 13, before two of Sheena Aden's (Sandy Lake, Pa.) 12 first-half points gave Pitt-Johnstown a 17-15 lead with 11:26 remaining.
The Lady Cats kept the momentum and extended the run to 12-4 to build the lead to 25-17 on Kelly Goode's (Pleasant Plain, OH) lay-up 2:09 later.
The Battlers fought their way back with a 21-8 run over the next eight minutes, capped by Harris' bucket at 1:16, to erase the deficit and retake the lead 38-33, before going into halftime with a 38-35 advantage.
Harris' third three-pointer of the game pushed Alderson-Broaddus' lead to 41-35 to open the second half, but the Lady Cats outscored the Battlers 16-4 over the next five minutes to go up 51-45 on Andrea Dalton's (Washington, Pa.) three-pointer.
Monae Baker's (Bushkill, Pa.) hit a three-pointer with 10:08 to play to extend Pitt-Johnstown's lead to 60-51. The Battlers cut the deficit to 60-55 on another Harris basket, but it never got any closer.
Dalton's lay-up at 3:25 made it 69-59, and a pair of Sara Trimarco (Hollidaysburg, Pa.) free-throws gave the Lady Cats their largest lead of the game at 75-59 with just under a minute to play.
Despite being out-rebounded 41-32, the Lady Cats forced 24 turnovers, while committing just 11. Pitt-Johnstown also hit 24-31 from the free-throw line, compared to just 8-9 for the Battlers.
Dalton scored a game-high 21 points on 7-16 shooting from the floor, 1-4 from three-point range and a perfect 6-6 from the free-throw line. Dalton also paced Pitt-Johnstown with with eight rebounds, while Aden and Baker each finished with 18 points and five rebounds. Kayla Loughner (Brinklow, MD) scored five points, and Trimarco dished out a team-high six assists.
Tori Charley led Alderson-Broaddus with 17 points and a game-high 11 rebounds. Harris had 15 points and Caitlyn Brown chipped in 14 points for the Battles, who dropped to 4-7 overall and 2-4 in the WVIAC.
The Lady Cats will host a WVIAC doubleheader with the Mountain Cats against Shepherd (WV) University on Monday. The Lady Cats will tip-off at 5:30 p.m., with the men's game at 7:30 p.m.