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Basketball Teams to Host Pitt-Greensburg in Key AMCC Showdowns Wednesday
01/13/2004

FROSTBURG, MD - Both the Frostburg State men's and women's basketball teams will host Pitt-Greensburg in key AMCC contests Wednesday at Bobcat Arena.

The women's game, which tips off at 6, features a pair of teams on a roll - FSU (9-4) has won three straight and seven of its last nine while UPG (10-2) has won nine of its last 10.

In men's action (8 pm tipoff), FSU (5-7) looks to snap a three-game slide while UPG (5-7) is out to stop a two-game skid.

WOMEN'S NOTES

Frostburg State (9-4, 1-0 AMCC) and defending AMCC champion Pitt-Greensburg (10-2, 2-0) meet in a key AMCC contest.

FSU won the first eight games in the all-time series, but UPG has turned the tables, winning the last seven in a row.

FSU opened its AMCC slate with a 72-47 win over Lake Erie Saturday. Junior Tracey Little led the way with 20 points and seven rebounds in 26 minutes of action.

Sophomore Kelly True added 12 points along with fellow classmate Ashley Mello having a career-high 11 point game.

Little continues to lead FSU with 20.2 points and 10.2 rebounds per game. Freshman Tracie George is adding 15.2 points per game and has hit 51.4 percent (19-of-37) from three-point range, while True is averaging 10.2 points and 9.7 rebounds per contest.

UPG, which finished 23-7 and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament last year, is off to another strong start. UPG has suffered losses to Division II Wheeling Jesuit (71-55) and No. 4 Scranton (63-55) and is receiving votes in the lastest d3hoops.com poll.

Senior guards Annie Sral and Torey Auld have sparked the squad. Sral is averaging 17.5 points and 5.0 rebounds, while Auld is adding 11.2 points, 3.7 rebounds and 5.8 assists per game.

Sophomore guard Tish Hines is averaging 12.0 points and a team-high 8.5 rebounds.

UPG and FSU boast the top two scoring offenses in the AMCC. UPG averages 74.2 points per game, while FSU is scoring 72.5 per outing.

MEN'S NOTES

Frostburg State looks to snap a three-game losing streak after dropping a 74-63 contest to Lake Erie Saturday, while UPG hopes to end a two-game slide after a heart-breaking 75-73 loss at Pitt-Bradford Saturday.

FSU held a 58-57 lead over LEC with 7:34 to play but the Storm used a 14-3 run over the next six minutes to take control. The Bobcats shot just 27.3 percent (18-of-66) from the field.

Senior Myro Small leads FSU in scoring (16.3) and is second in rebounding (5.7), while sophomore Chris Vaughn (10.9) and senior Ryan Grabill (10.0) are also scoring in double-digits.

Vaughn leads the team with 28 three-pointers made, while Grabill paces the squad with 40 assists.

UPG suffered an unusual loss at Pitt-Bradford. With 10 of its 17 players suspended, one injured and two more on the bench with five fouls, UPG had to finish the game with just four players.

With the game tied at 73 with 4.5 seconds left, Pitt-Bradford stole UPG's in-bounds pass and hit a layup as time expired to pull out the victory.

Junior guard Kevin Conlon leads UPG in scoring at 16.7 points per game, while senior guards Isaiah Blanciak and Jerry McMeeking are averaging 12.2 and 10.0 points, respectively.

For further information on this release, contact:

Office of Sports Information
Frostburg State University
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD  21532-2303

Telephone: 301-687-4371
Fax: 301-687-4780
E-mail: sportsinfo@frostburg.edu