George Scores 1,000th Point, Women's Basketball Defeats St. Joseph's (N.Y.) 64-55
WASHINGTON, D.C. -
Senior Tracie George (Windber, Pa./Windber)
scored her 1,000 career point and a team-high 17 to lead Frostburg State to a 64-55 win over St. Joseph's (NY) in the opening round of the Gallaudet Tournament, Saturday evening.
George, who entered the contest with 998 points, hit a three-pointer at 14:21 in the first half to cross over the 1,000-point barrier. Classmate Krystin Hargrove (Silver Spring, Md./Springbrook) was the only other Bobcat in double figures adding 13 scores.
Kaitlin O’Neil paced the Golden Eagles with 18 points on 8-of-12 shooting and Lyntette Reyes chipped in with 11.
Both teams battled through a close first half that featured nine lead changes and seven ties. Hargrove gave FSU (3-0) a five-point lead, its largest of the half, with a layup at 12:12.
However, SJC (2-3) countered and took a four-point lead, 32-28, with just 1:03 until halftime. FSU freshman Brittney James (Baltimore, Md./Mildford Mill) narrowed the the score to 32-30 off a tip-in with no time remaining on the clock.
Frostburg State took the lead for good early in the second half, when freshman Sidra Bing (Columbia, Md./Catholic of Baltimore) made a jumper at 17:37 to make the score 36-34.
After FSU built the lead to eight points, 42-34, the Golden Eagles battled back and a Reyes three pointer brought the score to 48-46, with nine and a half minutes to play in regulation.
The Bobcats put the game away from there, using an 11-3 run to open a 10-point lead with 6:05 remaining before going on for a 64-55 victory.
FSU will face Gallaudet tomorrow afternoon at 3:00 pm in the championship game.
For further information on this release, contact:
Office of Sports Information
Frostburg State University
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD 21532-2303