FROSTBURG, MD -
Frostburg State had four players score in double figures, but Shenandoah blew open a tight game with a 16-4 run midway through the second half to post an 80-68 win over the Bobcats Tuesday night at Bobcat Arena.
Shenandoah won its third straight to improve to 3-1 on the season, while Frostburg State dropped its third in a row to fall to 2-3.
Frostburg State trailed 53-49 with 12:40 remaining after a lay-up by senior Myro Small (Berlin, Md./Stephen Decatur), but Shenandoah went on a 16-4 run over the next 7:07 to build a commanding 69-53 advantage. Hornet senior Halston Camp scored eight of his 14 points in the outburst.
The Bobcats pulled to within 11 points three times in the final 1:41 but could not get any closer.
The teams battled through a tight first half that featured four ties and seven lead changes.
Shenandoah took its biggest lead of the opening stanza, 31-25, on a jumper by junior Chris Rhone, but Bobcat senior Ryan Grabill (Boonsboro, Md./Williamsport) hit a pair of free throws and a three-pointer to bring Frostburg State to within a point, 31-30, with 6:06 left in the half.
A beautiful reverse lay-up and free-throw by junior David Quay, Jr. (Lewiston, Pa./Indian Valley) gave FSU a 35-33 lead with 4:31 remaining, but Shenandoah closed out the half with a 9-4 run and held a 42-39 edge at the break.
Both teams were on fire in the opening frame, as the Hornets shot 16-of-28 (57.1 percent) from the field and the Bobcats hit 15-of-31 (48.4).
The game continued to be close in the beginning minutes of the second half before Shenandoah senior Chad Brashears drained a three-pointer to give the visitors a 53-47 advantage with 13:56 to play.
Small's lay-up cut it to four, but the Bobcats missed 10 of their next 12 shots as the Hornets pulled away.
"I thought the guys played hard and did everything we asked of them, but we didn't hit the shots we needed to make," said FSU head coach Webb Hatch, whose squad was out-rebounded 42-30 and hit just 3-of-20 from three-point range.
Rhone led Shenandoah with a game-high 25 points.
Quay recorded 18 points and 10 rebounds for his first double-double with the Bobcats, while Small and Grabill each added 15 points.
Sophomore Dan Ryley (Frederick, Md./St. John's Prospect Hall) finished with 13 points and seven rebounds.
Frostburg State returns to action Saturday when it hosts Westminster at 3:00 p.m.
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Office of Sports Information
Frostburg State University
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD 21532-2303