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Penn State Altoona Knocks Off Women's Basketball, 87-82
01/10/2007

FROSTBURG, MD. – The Frostburg State women’s basketball team got upended by Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference opponent Penn State Altoona, Wednesday evening at Bobcat Arena, 87-82.

With the win, PSA snaps a seven game losing streak, bringing their record to 3-9 overall and 2-4 in the AMCC, while FSU falls to 7-5 overall and 3-3 in the conference.

Frostburg State had four players score in double digits, with senior Tracie George (Windber, Pa./Windber) leading the way with a season-high 21 points. She also chipped in with six rebounds, three assists, and three steals.

Senior Krystin Hargrove (Silver Spring, Md./Springbrook) scored 20 points while freshman Shanell Williams (Baltimore, Md./Woodlawn) added 13 points and teammate Brittney James (Baltimore, Md./Milford Mill) chipped in with 10.

For the opening minutes of the game, the teams would trade scores, however, the Lions would eventually begin to pull away and with 11 minutes left, the Bobcats found themselves behind by 15 points, 28-13.

FSU would not let up though, finishing the half on a 21-8 run, giving them the lead going into halftime, 43-41.

In the first half, the Bobcats were a perfect 3-of-3 (100%) from behind the arc, while the Lions went 4-of-6 (66.7%). Frostburg State would also post the better total field goal percentage, shooting 14-of-30 (46.7%) with Penn State Altoona going 13-of-29 (44.8%).

The second half would prove to be a different story for the Bobcats. They lost their halftime lead just 57 seconds into the period and would eventually trail by 10 points, two different times.

With 3:37 left, FSU found itself in this situation and would rally to bring the score within four points with 14 seconds left.

After a made free throw by the Lions Andrea Mortimer, the game would end with Frostburg State losing 87-82.

For the game, FSU shot 44.1 percent on 30-of-68 attempts and 50 percent (3-of-6) on three pointers, while PSA shot 47.6 percent (30-of-63) overall and 54.5 percent (6-of11) from behind the arc.

Brittany Poorman lead the way for Lions, scoring 21 points, grabbing two rebounds, dishing out three assists, and recording six steals. Also having impressive games were Erin McGowan, Mortimer, and Shanise Thornton, scoring 14, 13, and 12 points respectively.

The Bobcats return to the court on January 13 when they travel to AMCC opponent Hilbert College, for a 2:00 pm tipoff.

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