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Bobcats Fall to Penn State Behrend in AMCC Semifinals
02/28/2003

ERIE, PA — Amber Krumpe scored 13 of her game-high 21 points in the second half as No. 1 Penn State Behrend downed No. 4 Frostburg State, 72-58, in the semifinals of the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference Tournament Friday evening at the Junker Center.

Krumpe hit 4-of-6 from the field and 5-of-6 from the free-throw line in the final 20 minutes of play as the Lions outscored the Bobcats, 39-25, in the second half.

Frostburg State (12-15) opened an early 10-2 lead with the help of three baskets by senior Kim Faust (Ambler, Pa./Upper Dublin), but Penn State Behrend went on a 9-4 run to close to within three.

The Bobcats then scored six straight points to push their lead to 11, 22-11, and a three-pointer by senior Christina Bleivik (Anchorage, Alaska/Bartlett) moments later gave FSU its largest lead, 25-12, with 8:55 left in the half.

However, Penn State Behrend (15-11) countered with a 9-0 run behind six points from Krumpe to pull to within four, 25-21.

Faust then sank a pair of free throws and sophomore Tracey Little (La Vale, Md./Allegany) followed with a jumper to give FSU a 29-21 lead, but the Lions closed out the half with a 12-4 spurt to forge a 33-33 tie.

Penn State Behrend came out hot in the second half and took control by outscoring Frostburg State, 21-4, over the first 8:40.

The Bobcats, who shot a blistering 15-of-29 (51.7) in the first half, missed nine of their first 11 shots of the second stanza.

FSU trailed, 54-37, with 11:20 to play but managed to pull to within 10, 60-50, with 6:32 remaining. Senior Naomi Mason (Hagerstown, Md./North Hagerstown) drained back-to-back three-pointers, and Little hit three jumpers and a free throw to give the Bobcats hope.

However, Penn State Behrend went on a 9-2 run over the next 4:21 to seal the win.

Little led Frostburg State with 15 points, while freshman Kelly True (Warfordsburg, Pa./Southern Fulton) added a career-high 13 points and nine rebounds.

Faust added 12 points and finished her career ranked fourth on the school's all-time scoring list with 1,624 points. She also added seven rebounds to give her 888 for her career, the fifth-highest total in school history.

While Little, Faust and True combined for 40 points, seven other FSU players totaled just 18 points.

Danielle Bemis finished with 15 points for Penn State Behrend, which is seeking its first AMCC Tournament title since 1999.

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