— Red-shirt freshman Brian Owen (Gainesville, Va./Brentsville)
scored a career-high 22 points to lead Frostburg State to a 79-77 overtime win against host Pitt-Bradford Friday night in men’s basketball action.
Owen hit 10-of-15 shots from the field, including 2-of-5 from beyond the arc, to help the Bobcats improve to 3-2 overall and 1-0 in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference.
Pitt-Bradford (1-2, 1-0) led by six points on five separate occasions in the first half and the Bobcats had a seven-point lead before the Panthers took a 40-39 advantage into the locker room.
The beginning of the second half was more of the same as there were six lead changes and five ties until Frostburg State opened a 68-62 margin with 4:57 remaining.
Pitt-Bradford scored eight unanswered points to take a 70-68 lead, but Owen tied it with a layup with just 54
ticks left in regulation.
The Bobcats had a chance to win it with four seconds remaining, but Owen had his shot blocked in the paint just before the buzzer.
Frostburg State jumped out to a 77-72 advantage in the extra session and held a 79-76 edge when Pitt-Bradford sophomore Andy Schrum grabbed a rebound and was fouled with 3.6 seconds left.
Schrum made the first free throw and missed the second, but the ball went out of bounds and was last touched by the Bobcats.
Schrum couldn't get his reverse layup to fall as
the horn sounded.
Bobcat junior Steve Coursey (Ellicott City, Md./Howard) had 14 points, six rebounds and three steals, while fellow junior Daniel Ryley (Frederick, Md./St. John's Prospect Hall) added eight points and a team-high 10 boards.
The Bobcats return to action Saturday as they travel to Penn State Behrend at 6:00 pm.
For further information on this release, contact:
Office of Sports Information
Frostburg State University
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD 21532-2303