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Men's Basketball Overpowers Penn State Altoona
01/17/2002

ALTOONA, PA — Junior Pierre Bowery (Kensington, Md./Albert Einstein) recorded a game-high 21 points, and 14 Frostburg State players scored in a 101-66 trouncing of Penn State Altoona Wednesday night at Adler Gym.

The Bobcats (7-7, 3-1 AMCC), who scored their most points since a 104-91 win over Lake Erie December 9, 2000, held a slight 12-10 lead in the opening minutes before blowing the game open with a 30-3 run.

FSU, which managed just 12 first-half points in a 66-57 loss to Penn State Behrend last Saturday, opened a commanding 49-28 lead at halftime against the Cougars.

The Bobcats continued their spree in the second stanza, outscoring the hosts, 52-38.

Bowery, who has led the Bobcats in scoring in each of the last nine games, now has 992 career points and is just eight shy of becoming the 17th FSU men's player to reach the 1,000-point plateau.

Bowery added seven rebounds, two blocks and two steals.

Sophomore Ryan Grabill (Hagerstown, Md./Williamsport) scored a season-high 14 points and added six assists for the Bobcats, who held a 40-27 rebounding advantage.

Senior Sean Brown (Baltimore, Md./North County) posted eight points and tied his season-high with nine assists.

All 17 Bobcats saw action in the contest.

Eric Goodson had 18 points for Penn State Altoona (0-14, 0-4), while Kenny Edwards added 16 points.

Frostburg State returns to action on Saturday when it hosts league rival Pitt-Bradford on Business & Community Day at 4 p.m.

The game is a much anticipated rematch of last season's AMCC championship contest, which Frostburg State won, 77-73.

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