WILMINGTON, OH —
Juniors Tracey Little (La Vale, Md./Allegany)
and Jamie Cable (Brunswick, Md./Brunswick)
each recorded double-doubles to lead Frostburg State to a season-opening 68-55 win over Methodist in the second game of the Damon's/Wilmington Inn Tip-Off Tournament Friday night at Wilmington College.
Little posted game-highs of 18 points and 14 rebounds, while Cable added 13 points and 10 boards.
Frostburg State (1-0) will meet Thomas More for the championship Saturday at 4. Thomas More posted a 79-75 upset of host Wilmington in Friday's first semifinal, avenging a 90-51 loss in last year's opening round.
Methodist, which has advanced to the NCAA Tournament each of the last two years and received votes in the D3Hoops.com Pre-Season Poll, will take on Wilmington, ranked No. 9 in the D3Hoops.com Pre-Season poll and coming off back-to-back NCAA Division III Sweet 16 appearances.
The Bobcats took control of their game early, sinking 15-of-27 from the field and 10-of-14 from the free throw line to build a commanding 44-26 lead at halftime.
Cable and Little were nearly unstoppable in the opening frame. After Methodist took a 4-3 lead, Cable sandwiched lay-ups around a pair of free throws, and Little later followed with a block, two free throws and a lay-up as the Bobcats built a 15-10 lead.
Freshman Tracie George (Windber, Pa./Windber) then scored five straight points to spark an 11-0 Bobcat run, and FSU continued to pull away, eventually taking a 36-16 lead after a pair of free throws by Little.
The Bobcats closed out the half with three-pointer by Little and jumper by Cable.
Both teams shot poorly in the second half, with Frostburg State hitting 6-of-18 from the floor and Methodist sinking 11-of-34 shots.
However, the Bobcats did their damage from the free throw line, sinking 11-of-17 from the charity stripe.
Methodist got no closer than 13, 53-40, with 13:20 left.
FSU sophomore Melanie Herget (Glen Burnie, Md./Old Mill) scored a career-high 12 points, while sophomore Kelly True (Warfordsburg, Pa./Southern Fulton) added seven points and seven rebounds.
Meg Coe led Methodist with 14 points, while Allison Compton and Jennifer Dollyhigh added 13 and 12 points, respectively.
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Frostburg State University
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD 21532-2303