ALTOONA, Pa. —
The Frostburg State men’s basketball team fell short of a 20-point second-half rally and lost to Penn State Altoona, 76-73, Wednesday evening at Adler Gym.
With 7:32 left in the game, FSU (10-12, 9-6 AMCC) was down 20, 58-38, but rallied behind a 32-14 outburst to trail by just two points with 21 seconds remaining. However, PSA (9-13, 7-8 AMCC) made four free throws to push its lead to six, 76-70 with 10 seconds to play.
Junior Brian Green (Baltimore, Md./Archbishop Curley) hit a late three pointer for the Bobcats to end the scoring.
Senior Dale DeBerry (Upper Marlboro, Md./Riverdale Baptist) scored 12 of his team-high 23 points during the rally. Sophomore Makiha Cooper (Baltimore, Md./Forest Park) added 14 points for the contest while Green netted 13.
Tyler Franklin led all scorers with 24 points followed by Mike Dancer with 19 and Curtis Geiger with 10.
Frostburg State out rebounded Penn State Altoona 34-30 including 15-4 on the offensive end. PSA off-set the rebounding by outshooting FSU at the free throw line. The Bobcats were just 16-of-31 (51.6%) from the charity stripe while the Lions were 27-of-35 (77.1%).
Cooper made the game’s first basket just 23 seconds into action to give Frostburg State its only lead of the game.
From there, the hosts opened an eight-point lead, 15-7, just shy of halfway through the period and later extended that lead to nine, 24-15 at 4:42. FSU was able to narrow the gap to 28-25 with 2:07 showing on the clock, but the Lions closed out the half with a pair of free throws and three-pointer to lead 33-25 at the break.
FSU cut the deficit to six points twice in the opening minute and a half of the second period, but Penn State Altoona went on a 16-2 run starting at 18:27 and ending eight minutes later for its first 20-point advantage of the evening. The PSA lead remained at 20 (58-38) at 7:32, setting up the Bobcat comeback.
For the game, the Bobcats were 25-of-64 (39.1%) from the field while the Lions were 21-of-41 (51.2%).
The Bobcats return to action on February 10 when they host Hilbert at 4:00 pm.
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Office of Sports Information
Frostburg State University
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD 21532-2303