– Freshman Shanell Williams (Baltimore, Md./Woodlawn)
posted her first career double-double to help the Bobcats cruise to a 71-55 victory over Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference opponent La Roche, Wednesday night at Bobcat Arena.
With the win, FSU (12-8, 7-6) halted the Redhawks (5-14, 3-9) three-game win streak, while extending their own streak to two consecutive wins.
Williams was a force in the paint, grabbing 12 total rebounds, nine of which were offensive boards. She also scorched the net for 20 points on 9-of-16 shooting.
The Bobcats also had three other players score in double figures, with freshman Brittney James (Baltimore, Md./Mildford Mill) recording a double-double with 13 points and 13 rebounds. Junior Amanda LaPorta (Westminster, Md./Westminster) sank 14 points and senior Krystin Hargrove (Silver Spring, Md./Springbrook) chipped in with 10.
James opened the game on a jumper to put Frostburg State up 2-0 and the Bobcats retained the lead the entire game. FSU surged through the first half, posting leads of 10 or more, seven times.
The Redhawks rallied behind a 7-0 run, bringing the score to 26-21 with 2:21 remaining. Frostburg State would thwart the comeback, by going on a 7-0 run themselves to go into halftime with the score 33-21.
For the half, neither team netted a three pointer, while FSU shot 35.1% (13-of-37) from the floor and La Roche went 10-of-28 (35.7%) overall.
In the second half, the Bobcats added to their lead, with their biggest margin coming with 9:28 to play. FSU found themselves up 20 points, with the score at 58-38.
The Bobcats finished the game strong with a 16-point lead, 71-55.
For the game, FSU shot 38.7% (29-of-75) from the floor and 0-of-7 (0%) from behind the arc, while La Roche went 21-of-67 (31.3%) overall and 3-14 (21.4%) on three-pointers. The Bobcats posted a season-high 63 rebounds.
Marlis Graves led the way for the Redhawks, scoring 17 points, while dishing out three assists, grabbing six rebounds, and recording five steals. Shauna Brown and Lyndi Miloszewski also scored in double figures for La Roche, chipping in with 16 and 13 points, respectively.
Frostburg State returns to action on February 3 when it travels to Pitt-Bradford for a critical AMCC showdown, scheduled to tip-off at 3:00 pm.
For further information on this release, contact:
Office of Sports Information
Frostburg State University
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD 21532-2303