GREENSBURG, PA —
Ryan Moye scored 20 points to lead six Pitt-Greensburg players in double figures as the host Bobcats handed Frostburg State an 87-75 Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference loss in the regular-season finale for both squads Saturday afternoon at Chambers Hall Gym.
Pitt-Greensburg won its school-record seventh straight game to improve to 16-9 overall and 15-3 in the AMCC. Frostburg State fell to 14-11 overall and 9-9 in the league.
Pitt-Greensburg’s victory and Penn State Behrend’s 65-42 loss to Lake Erie gave UPG the No. 1 seed in the upcoming AMCC Tournament. Both Greensburg and Behrend, the No. 2 seed, will receive first-round byes.
Despite its loss, Frostburg State also clinched a berth in the tournament and will be the No. 6 seed.
FSU will travel to No. 3 Lake Erie (14-11, 12-6) for a first-round game Tuesday at 7:00 pm. No. 4 Pitt-Bradford (13-12, 10-8) will host No. 5 La Roche (12-13, 10-8) in Tuesday’s other first-round contest.
Pitt-Greensburg will then host the AMCC semifinals and finals Friday and Saturday, February 25-26.
UPG will face the Pitt-Bradford/La Roche winner Friday at 6, while Penn State Behrend will take on the Lake Erie/Frostburg State winner at 8. The championship game is scheduled for Saturday at 3.
Junior Daniel Ryley (Frederick, Md./St. John’s Prospect Hall) scored a career-high 30 points on 15-of-23 shooting from the floor to lead Frostburg State.
Red-shirt junior Kamillo Rosenthal (Munich, Germany/Bishop Sullivan) added 16 points, while red-shirt freshman Brian Owen (Gainesville, Va./Brentsville) finished with 12.
Pitt-Greensburg came out firing from three-point range, hitting four shots from behind the arc over the first six minutes to build a 22-14 lead.
Frostburg State countered with a 10-3 run over the next three minutes to pull to within one and then took its first lead of the game, 32-31, on a jumper by freshman Dale DeBerry, Jr. (Upper Marlboro, Md./Riverdale Baptist) at the 7:01 mark.
The teams then traded the lead five times before heading into the lockerroom tied at 43. Ryley had 18 points on 9-of-11 shooting in the first half alone.
After shooting 51.4 percent (19-of-37) in the first half, FSU’s touch vanished after the break, as the visitors missed seven of their first eight attempts of the second half.
UPG took advantage, outscoring FSU 14-3 over the opening five minutes and never looked back.
FSU pulled to within eight twice in the next two minutes on jumpers by Ryley, but UPG used a 15-6 run to build a 76-59 cushion with 7:36 remaining.
UPG led by as many as 18, 84-66, with 4:45 to go, and FSU got no closer than 10, 85-75, in the final minute.
Nate Watkins added 16 points and 13 rebounds for UPG. Clint Mullen (14), Kevin Conlon (13), Duke Cooper (12) and Daniel Waajid (10) also scored in double digits for the hosts.
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Frostburg State University
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Frostburg, MD 21532-2303