— Junior Jason Peterson (Aberdeen, Md./Aberdeen (Harford CC))
scored 20 points, grabbed 11 rebounds and added three steals to lead Frostburg State to an 85-80 win over Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference rival Pitt-Greensburg Sunday afternoon at Bobcat Arena.
FSU improved to 10-5 overall and 5-3 in the AMCC, while UPG, which entered the game atop the AMCC standings, fell to 7-8 overall and 6-2 in the league.
FSU built an early 13-2 lead behind a series of three-pointers by senior Chris Vaughn (Manchester, Md./North Carroll), senior Jamal Peterson (Mitchellville, Md./Laurel) and Jason Peterson. UPG countered with a 16-5 run to move in front 18-17 midway through the period.
FSU then scored six straight points to take a 23-18 advantage. A three-pointer by Vaughn with six seconds left on the clock gave FSU a 44-36 lead at the end of the first half.
In the second half of action, FSU maintained its lead until a layup from junior David Winfrey gave UPG a 60-59 advantage with 9:40 to play. UPG held a 72-68 cushion with 3:27 remaining, but FSU stormed back behind a 11-0 run over the next three minutes to move back in front for good.
Jamal Peterson hit a jumper and a three-pointer and junior Daniel Ryley (Frederick, Md./St. John’s Prospect Hall) added two baskets in the spurt.
UPG pulled to within 81-77 on a three-pointer by Kevin Conlon with 35 seconds remaining, but Jamal Peterson sank a layup and hit two free throws in the final 21 seconds to help seal the win.
Ryley had 18 points, seven rebounds and a game-high four blocks, while Vaughn finished with 15 points. Jamal Peterson added 12 points, nine assists and five rebounds.
Conlon led UPG with 19 points, while Winfrey (13), Waajid (12), Ryan Moye (11) and Duke Cooper (11) also scored in double digits.
Frostburg State is back on the road Tuesday as it travels to Mt. Aloysius for an 8:00 p.m. contest.
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Office of Sports Information
Frostburg State University
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD 21532-2303