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Men's, Women's Hoops Teams Return to Court This Week After Holiday Break
01/03/2005

FROSTBURG, MD — Both the Frostburg State men’s and women’s basketball teams return to action this week after having several weeks off for the holidays.

The men’s squad (5-3 overall, 1-1 AMCC) will host Washington & Jefferson Tuesday night in its final non-conference game of the year.

The Bobcats defeated regional power Christopher Newport 70-66 in their last outing December 19 and have won five of six after dropping their first two games of the season.

The FSU men will then begin a stretch of 16 straight Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference games when they host Lake Erie Friday at 8 pm. The Bobcats then welcome La Roche Saturday at 6 pm.

Of FSU’s first eight games, seven have been decided by five points or less. The Bobcats have won two games by five points, one game by three points and two games by two points.

Of their three losses, one came by five points in overtime and another was by three points.

Red-shirt freshman guard Brian Owen (Gainesville, Va./Brentsville) leads FSU in scoring at 13.6 points per game and is the team’s top three-point (21-of-50) and free-throw (20-of-26) shooter.

After missing the final 20 games of last season with a foot injury, Owen has returned to health and has led the Bobcats in scoring three times this year, including a career-high 24 points in a 72-67 win at Salisbury December 8.

Junior guard Jason Peterson (Aberdeen, Md./Aberdeen), a transfer from Harford Community College, has been a solid addition and ranks second on the team in both scoring (12.4 ppg) and rebounding (4.9 rpg).

He has scored in double digits four times, including a 33-point, 12-rebound performance in an 85-80 win at Waynesburg November 23.

Redshirt-junior guard Kamillo Rosenthal (Munich, Germany/Bishop Sullivan) is the third Bobcat scoring in double digits at 10.3 points per game.

Rosenthal, who missed all of last season and most of the 2003-04 season with an injury, is the lone FSU player to start all eight games and has been the team’s top scorer twice this year.

The Bobcat women look to improve upon their 5-3 overall and 2-0 AMCC records when they host Lake Erie Friday at 6 pm and La Roche Saturday at 4 pm.

FSU has won four of its last five, with the lone loss in that span a 66-63 setback to Moravian.

Senior forward Tracey Little (La Vale, Md./Allegany) leads the team with 17.3 points and 10.4 rebounds per game to go along with six double-doubles. She is coming off a 25-point, 16-rebound effort in an 81-62 defeat of Immaculata in FSU’s last game December 11.

Junior forward Kelly True (Warfordsburg, Pa./Southern Fulton) is adding 11.0 points and 6.6 boards per outing.

Sophomore guards Krystin Hargrove (Silver Spring, Md./Springbrook) and Tracie George (Windber, Pa./Windber) are both averaging 8.0 points per game and have combined for 43 assists and 23 steals.

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