Lady Cats hit 14 3-pointers

Sarah Francowic, Sports Editor

The Pitt-Johnstown women’s basketball team swept the competition in the 2016 Shepherd University (W.Va.) University Conference Challenge last weekend.

The Lady Cats shot 14 3-pointers to upset No. 25 ranked Shaw (N.C.) University, 74-72 in Friday’s season-opener at the tournament.

Junior guard Nikki Corcoran, sophomore guard/forward Victoria Moreland and freshman guard Madison Kollar combined to make 12 of the Lady Cats 14 3-pointers.

Corcoran’s 15 points led five Pitt-Johnstown players who scored in double figures.

Sophomore guard Laurel O’Barto had 13 points and five rebounds while Moreland had 14 points and seven rebounds.

The Lady Cats also got 13 points and seven rebounds from senior forward Jamie Tabon and 11 points from Kollar.

Pitt-Johnstown held momentum with back-to-back 3-pointers from Kollar to make it 70-57 with 7:31 to play. Shaw battled back to make it a two-point game with 10 seconds left, but the Lady Cats were able to hold on.

Pitt-Johnstown closed out the Tournament on Saturday against Winston-Salem (N.C.) State University with a 59-47 win.

Junior forward Olivia McCabe tallied a game-high 16 points and 14 rebounds, earning her first double-double of the season.

The Lady Cats are to tip off conference play on the road next Saturday at Bloomsburg University.