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Men's Basketball Defeats Salisbury in Second Round of Pride of Maryland Tournament
11/19/2005

STEVENSON, MD — Frostburg State (1-1) took advantage of five first half lead changes and 32.9 percent shooting by Salisbury (0-2) to claim a second-round win in the Pride of Maryland Tournament, 70-62, on Saturday at Villa Julie College.

Frostburg will take on Goucher in the fifth-place game on Sunday at 2 p.m. Salisbury will face Hood at noon on Sunday, with seventh-place on the line.

After the two teams exchanged three-point buckets late in the first half, a short jumper in the lane by sophomore Brian Green, Jr. (Baltimore, Md./Archbishop Curley) put the Bobcats up, 34-33, with 2:29 remaining in the half. Frostburg extended the lead to three when senior Brandon Howell (Silver Spring, Md./Bethesda-Chevy Chase) put back a shot off of a rebound with 58 seconds remaining, giving the Bobcats the 36-38 lead at the break.

The lead changed hands five times in the first, with Salisbury building a lead of as much as eight, going up 19-11 at the 10:48 mark. Junior Segun Odumeru broke a scoring drought of just over two minutes for Salisbury with a pair of quick buckets to extend the advantage.

Frostburg didn't look back for the remainder of the contest and began to pull away in the game's final minutes. The Bobcats grabbed their first double-digit advantage of the game with a 9-1 run was capped off by a fast-break layup from senior point guard Victor Arana (Aberdeen, Md./Aberdeen) at the 1:33 mark.

The Bobcats put away Salisbury good with 27 seconds remaining, when a long outlet pass from the baseline found senior Daniel Ryley (Frederick, Md./St. John's Prospect Hall), who slammed it home to give Frostburg its biggest lead of the afternoon.

Three Bobcats got into double-figures, with Ryley leading the way at 18 points. Ryley also grabbed nine rebounds on the afternoon. Green posted 12 points, shooting 3-of-4 from behind the arc.

Frostburg was 6-of-9 from three-point range, good for 66.7 percent.

Salisbury was led in scoring for the second straight game by Ray Williams, who turned in an 18-point performance. Senior Justin Rice scored 15 points, making 3-of-5 attempts from behind the three-point line.

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