JOHNSTOWN, Pa. — Foul troubles for Gabby Flinchum, Emily Daniel, and Priscilla Moseh were too much for Shepherd to overcome last Thursday when the Lady Rams fell, 70-67, in a WVIAC game at Pitt-Johnstown.
Shepherd dipped to 2-3 in the conference and just 3-6 overall while the Mountain Cats neared the .500 mark overall with a 4-5 record while moving ahead to 2-4 in the conference.
Flinchum played only 15 minutes before fouling out with 5:16 remaining and Shepherd trailing, 61-60. Daniel finished with four fouls in her 27 minutes and Moseh also had four fouls but did play 32 minutes.
Pitt-Johnstown failed to capitalize on the Shepherd personals when it made only 8-of-15 (53.3 percent) of its foul shots. Shepherd went 8-for-10 from the foul line.
Pitt-Johnstown held a 39-35 lead at the half.
Rachel Johnson had a career-high 20 points for Shepherd, while Alex Weakland came off the bench to score 12 points and Flinchum managed 10 points in her minimal playing time.
Kaitlyn Fratz posted 23 points and Nicole Carman (5-for-12 from the floor) had 13 points for Pitt-Johnstown.
Carman had 10 of the Mountain Cats’ 42 rebounds, while Moseh led Shepherd with nine rebounds.
Shepherd was whistled for 18 fouls and Pitt-Johnstown was tagged only 11 times.