FROSTBURG, Md. —
Tyler Franklin led all scorers with 29 points as Penn State Altoona defeated Frostburg State, 93-71, in men’s basketball action Tuesday evening at Bobcat Arena.
The Bobcats fell to 8-11 overall and 5-7 in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference, while the Lions improved to 4-13 overall and 1-10 in the AMCC.
PSA, which never trailed in the game, opened an early 7-0 lead just under two minutes into action. At 13:28, FSU was behind 16-10 after a sophomore Brian Owen (Gainesville, Va./Brentsville) jumper.
Penn State Altoona then scored 13-straight points, including three baskets from beyond the arc by Mike Dancer, to open a 29-10 lead with 9:25 left in the opening half. The Lions further extended their lead to 27 points, 42-15, on a jumper by Dancer with 3:51 remaining.
FSU managed to cut the deficit to 47-25 at halftime.
Penn State Altoona kept the pressure on in the second stanza, extending the lead to 74-44, midway through the half. The Bobcats used a 13-2 run to close the gap to 76-57 with 6:47 to play. During that stretch, senior Brandon Howell (Silver Spring, Md./Bethesda-Chevy Chase) scored six points and Owen added five for FSU.
After the Lions pushed their lead back to 25 points, 84-59, with a little over three and half minutes to play, FSU made one final surge, behind eight points from Owen, cutting the deficit to 85-67 with 2:15 remaining.
However, PSA would seal the win with two late-game three pointers.
On the evening, Penn State Altoona was 33-for-55 (60.0%) in field goals including 12-for-17 (70.6%) from three-point range while Frostburg State was 27-for-36 (39.1%) and only 4-for-13 (30.8%) from beyond the arc.
Owen led FSU with 17 points followed by senior Dan Ryley (Frederick, Md./St. John's Prospect Hall) with 16 and sophomore Dale DeBerry (Upper Marlboro, Md./Riverdale Baptist) with 12.
The Bobcats return to action this Friday when they host La Roche at 8:00 pm..
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Office of Sports Information
Frostburg State University
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD 21532-2303