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Men’s Basketball Falls to McDaniel in First Round of Pride of Maryland Tournament
11/18/2005

FROSTBURG, Md. — Chad Arrington scored 20 points for McDaniel as they downed Frostburg State, 72-69, in the first round of the Pride of Maryland Tournament held in Baltimore on the campus of Johns Hopkins Friday evening.

McDaniel (1-0) jumped out to an early 8-4 lead at 17:25 but watched as Frostburg State (0-1) tied the game at 10, four and a half minutes into the contest. The Bobcats then scored eight straight points, including three pointers from junior Davon Collier (Baltimore, Md./Douglass (Baltimore City CC)) and redshirt sophomore Brian Owen (Gainesville, Va./Brentsville), to take an 18-10 lead with 13:01 left in the half.

McDaniel would narrow the deficit to 18-16 at 10:32 but FSU would score ten out of the next twelve points to open a 28-18 advantage. FSU would continue to hold the lead at or near double-digits including its largest lead of the game, 38-25, with 2:32 to play in the half.

McDaniel would close out the half on a 9-0 run capped by a Josh McKay layup cutting the Bobcat lead to 38-34 as the teams headed into the break.

The second half was much closer than the first as Frostburg State took the largest lead at eight points, 48-40, with a senior Marcus McIntyre (Washington, D.C./Wilson) layup at 16:39. McDaniel scored eight unanswered points to tie the game at 48-48 with 12:55 left.

After falling behind by four points, FSU rallied with an 12-2 run, as 10 points were scored by senior Dan Ryley (Frederick, Md./St. John's Prospect Hall), to take a 62-56 advantage at the 6:34 mark. The lead wouldn’t last long as the Green Terror tied the game at 63 with 4:46 to go.

The teams battled back-and-forth as Frostburg State took its last lead of the game, 68-67, with 1:22 left. McDaniel made five of six free throws down the stretch to seal the win.

The Bobcats were led by Ryley with 24 points on 11-of-15 shooting followed by Collier with 15 points and 13 rebounds.

The Bobcats square off against Salisbury at 3:45 pm tomorrow afternoon.

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