— Glen Ufland led all scorers with 22 points sparked by 6-of-8 shooting from three-point land as Hilbert defeated Frostburg State 80-69 in Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference action Saturday night at Bobcat Arena.
The Bobcats fall to 14-10 overall and 9-8 in the AMCC, while Hilbert improves to 9-14 and 7-9 in conference play.
The teams battled througha close opening seven minutes of the second half until Ufland drained a three-pointer to put Hilbert up 57-51. The lead was still six at 6:19 when Bobcat junior Marcus McIntyre (Washington, D.C./Wilson) made a layup to cut the deficit to four, 65-61.
With 4:50 to play, junior Daniel Ryley (Frederick, Md./St. John’s Prospect Hall) made a free throw to further cut into the Hilbert lead, 65-62.
Ufland drained another three-pointer with 3:57 left to give the Hawks a 70-64 advantage. The Hawks’ Dominic Miller would push the lead to eight, 72-64, with two free throws at the 3:19 mark.
Ryley gave the Bobcats one last chance with a jumper that trimmed the Hilbert lead to 72-67 with 2:26 remaining. Hilberts’ Sam Gioia drained a three-pointer just 14 seconds later on the next possesion to kill FSU’s momentum. Gioia scored the final five points of the game to seal the victory.
Frostburg State trailed early 7-3 with an Ufland three-pointer just under two minutes from tip-off. FSU would take the lead, 17-14, at the 13:03 mark on a basket by sophomore Antione McCall (Essex, Md./Eastern Tech).
The Bobcats would take a 12-point lead, 29-17, on a jumper by senior David Quay (Lewiston, Pa./Indian Valley) with 8:11 left. The Hawks would go on a 12-2 run capped by another Ufland three-pointer to cut the Bobcat lead to 31-29 with 3:17 remaining.
Hilbert took a 38-37 lead, its first of the game since 14:26, when Dallas Reinard hit a three-pointer with 31 second remaining in the half. FSU would head into the lockerroom with a one-point lead after McIntyre made a layup with four seconds left.
Ryley and McIntyre each scored 14 points to lead the Bobcats, while Quay added 12. McIntyre led all players with nine rebounds.
Hilbert had three other players in double figures. Gioia had 19, followed by Miller with 12 and Reinard with 11.
The Bobcats close out their regular season next Saturday at Pitt-Greensburg at 4:00 pm.
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Frostburg State University
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD 21532-2303