Men's Basketball Shot Down by No. 19 Clark
LANCASTER, PA —
Trevor Walker scored 20 points to lead five Clark players in double figures and the 19th ranked Cougars shot a scorching 64.5 percent from the field en route to a 113-71 win over Frostburg State Thursday night in the opening game of the 2002 Franklin & Marshall Lancaster Rotary Tip-Off the New Year Tournament at the Mayser Center.
Clark, which finished 25-4 and reached the NCAA Division III Elite Eight last season, improved to 8-2 on the year, while the Bobcats fell to 5-5.
Clark advances to tomorrow's championship game at 8 p.m. and will take on No. 2 Franklin & Marshall, which improved to 11-0 with a 67-59 win over Lincoln in Thursday's other game.
Frostburg State will face Lincoln (1-9) in the consolation contest at 6.
The Cougars came out firing in the first half, hitting a stellar 24-of-35 (68.6 percent) from the field in building a commanding 66-35 lead at the break. Walker drained five three-pointers in the opening 20 minutes as Clark shot 13-of-19 from behind the arc.
Frostburg State, which suffered its worst loss since a 105-63 defeat to Lake Erie on December 19, 1999, went 12-for-36 from the field and was a solid 10-of-13 from the free throw line in the opening half of play.
Clark continued its hot hand in the second stanza, sinking 16-of-27 (59.3) shots and outscoring the Bobcats, 47-36.
FSU improved its shooting in the latter 20 minutes by draining 13-of-34 (38.2 percent) from the field and continued its solid performance at the charity stripe with an 8-for-10 effort.
Bobcat junior Pierre Bowery (Kensington, Md./Albert Einstein) scored a game-high 21 points and grabbed a game-high 8 rebounds. He has led the Bobcats in both scoring and rebounding in each of the last six games.
Senior Sean Brown (Baltimore, Md./North County) added 13 points, 7 assists and 5 rebounds, while sophomore Mike Hall (Herndon, Va./Oakton) tied a career-high with 11 points.
Sean Fleming, Chris Bagdis and Amos Anderson each scored 15 points for Clark, while Brent Kenneway added 12.
Three of FSU's five losses this season have come to nationally ranked opponents.
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Office of Sports Information
Frostburg State University
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD 21532-2303