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Women's Basketball Blows Past Penn State Altoona, Extends Winning Streak to Eight
02/01/2005

ALTOONA, Pa. — Senior Tracey Little (La Vale, Md./Allegany) posted her 13th double-double of the season with 22 points and 11 rebounds to lead Frostburg State to a 72-58 win over host Penn State Altoona in an Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference contest Tuesday evening at Adler Gym.

The Bobcats extended their winning streak to eight games and improved to 14-4 overall and 12-0 in the AMCC, while the Lions fell to 6-11 overall and 6-5 in league play.

Little, who added five steals, scored 16 of her points in the first half to help Frostburg State open a commanding 39-21 lead at the break.

The Bobcats built a 25-9 lead with 7:24 left in the opening frame, and the advantage grew to as many as 22, 38-16, on a three-pointer by red-shirt freshman Amanda Hernandez (Crofton, Md./Arundel) with 2:59 left.

Penn State Altoona cut its deficit to 42-29 early in the second half before the Bobcats pulled away for good behind a 19-5 run that was capped by a Little layup. The Lions never got closer than 14 the rest of the way.

Junior Krystin Hargrove (Silver Spring, Md./Springbrook) scored 12 points, while junior Ashley Mello (Joppa, Md./Edgewood) added 10 points and six rebounds.

The Bobcats, who entered the evening ranked 10th in the nation with a 73.7 free-throw percentage, continued to do damage from the stripe, hitting 21-of-29 (72.4) for the game. FSU sank 12-of-17 in the first half and 9-of-12 in the second.

Lindsay Barr led Penn State Altoona with 11 points, while Brittany Poorman added 10. The Lions shot just 7-of-28 in the first half and could never recover.

Frostburg State returns to action Friday when it visits La Roche in another AMCC contest at 6:00 pm.

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