FREDERICK, MD —
Freshman Tracie George (Winder, Pa./Winder)
scored a career-high 32 points and junior Tracey Little (La Vale, Md./Allegany)
added 28 points and 13 rebounds to power visiting Frostburg State past Hood College 97-79 in an intrastate battle Thursday night at Gambrill Gymnasium.
George's 32 points are the most by a freshman in Bobcat women's basketball history, surpassing Kim Faust's 27 in a 77-75 loss to Penn State Behrend January 19, 1999. George's scoring output also ties for the fifth-highest single-game total in school history.
George hit 8-of-12 from the field and 12-of-15 from the free throw line. The 12 free throws made is the second-highest single-game total in school history. Little was 8-of-14 from the floor and 11-of-16 from the stripe.
As a team, the Bobcats set single-game school records by hitting 36-of-50 shots from the free throw line.
Hood (4-3), which came in riding a three-game winning streak after stunning nationally ranked Salisbury 80-71 in its last game December 9, led 25-14 with 8:45 left in the first half before the Bobcats came storming back.
George sparked a 12-0 FSU run by feeding sophomore Kelly True (Warfordsburg, Pa./Southern Fulton) for a layup and followed with a jumper.
A steal by George led to a pair of free throws by junior Jamie Cable (Brunswick, Md./Brunswick), and George added layup to bring the Bobcats to within 25-24 at the 6:32 mark.
After the teams traded the lead in the following moments, the Bobcats surged ahead by outscoring the Blazers 17-5 over the final 5:33. Little led the way with nine points to help FSU open a 44-32 cushion at the break.
The Bobcats, who have won six of their last eight, continued to hold a double-digit lead throughout the second half. Their lead grew to as many as 18, 69-51, on a three-pointer by Little off an assist from George with 11:34 remaining.
Hood managed to close its deficit to 78-69 on a jumper by Rita Willis with 7:00 to play, but FSU sank 6-of-7 free throws to open a 13-point advantage (82-69) at the 4:11 mark.
The Bobcats sealed the win by hitting 11-of-15 from the charity stripe in the final 2:58.
FSU freshman Krysten Hargrove (Silver Spring, Md./Springbrook) added a career-high 15 points.
Willis led Hood with 17 points, while Katie Brennan and Kathryn Linehan each had 13. Mandy Fischer and Danielle Allen had 12 points each.
The Bobcats open their Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference schedule Saturday when they host Lake Erie at 2:00 pm at Bobcat Arena.
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Office of Sports Information
Frostburg State University
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD 21532-2303