BUFFALO, N.Y. –
Freshman Paul Shockley (Leesburg, Va./Heritage)
scored a career-high 24 points to power Frostburg State to a 78-69 victory over Medaille Saturday afternoon.
FSU has won four out of its last five games and evens its record to 4-4 overall and 3-1 in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference. Medaille slips to 2-5 overall and 0-4 in the conference.
Shockley’s 24 points came via a 6-of-10 shooting performance including four three-pointers. He was also 8-of-9 from the charity stripe, 6-of-6 in the second half, while tying for the team-lead with seven rebounds.
Senior Dale Deberry (Upper Marlboro, Md./Riverdale Baptist) scored 17 points and led the team with four steals and junior Antione McCall (Essex, Md./Eastern Tech) pushed his double-digit scoring streak to five games after netting 11.
Bill Gersitz led the Mavericks with 20 points, 10-of-14 from the floor, followed by Jacob Reisdorf with 15.
The Bobcats shot season-highs in field goal (60.0%), free throw (81.8%) and three-point percentages (46.2%). FSU was 27-of-45 from the floor, including an 18-of-22 effort from the foul line and 6-of-13 from beyond the arc.
Frostburg State also set a season-high mark in first half points (46) while holding Medaille to just 25.
Medaille held its only lead of the game after scoring the contest’s opening basket at 19:30. Over the next three minutes, the Bobcats opened a seven point edge, 11-4. FSU later used a 16-3 run to build a 27-13 cushion with 8:57 to play in the first.
FSU extended its lead to 21 points, 40-19 with 3:45 to play in the half and later held a 46-25 edge as the teams headed into the locker rooms.
In the second, Frostburg State’s lead hovered around 20 points until the hosts were able to narrow the gap to 13, 68-55, with 6:15 to play in the ballgame.
After the Bobcats pushed their lead back to 19, 74-55 at 4:45, the Mavericks used the rest of the game to bring the deficit back to single digits, 78-69, as time expired.
Frostburg State returns to action next Saturday when it travels to Christopher Newport for a contest at 2:00 pm.
For further information on this release, contact:
Office of Sports Information
Frostburg State University
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD 21532-2303