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Women's Basketball Defeats Hilbert, Clinches Top Seed in AMCC Tournament
02/12/2005

FROSTBURG, MD — Senior Tracey Little (LaVale, Md./Allegany) scored 27 points and grabbed 17 rebounds to lead Frostburg State to a 100-52 win over Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference opponent Hilbert Saturday afternoon at Bobcat Arena.

With the win and Medaille’s 73-70 victory over Pitt-Greensburg, the Bobcats clinch first place in the AMCC’s regular-season standings and earn a bye in the first round of the AMCC Tournament. Frostburg State will host the tournament semifinals and final February 25 and 26.

Little moved into fifth place on FSU’s all-time scoring list and now has 1,552 points, passing Kara Reed-Nelson’s 1,548.

The Bobcats took an early lead as they went on a 12-0 run over the first four minutes of the game, led by six points from Little. FSU continued to pour it on and stretched its lead to 34-6 on back-to-back layups by freshman Amanda LaPorta (Westminster, Md./Westminster) midway through the period. LaPorta added two more layups to give FSU a 45-18 lead with 55 seconds left in the first half. Hilbert scored the final five points of the half, making the score 45-23 at the break.

The second half rivaled the first with FSU in control of the game, using a 17-7 scoring run, capped by a jumper by junior Kelly True (Warfordsburg, Pa./Southern Fulton) to take a 60-29 lead. Little tied Reed-Nelson’s mark with a layup with 10:59 remaining and hit two freethrows with 3:46 left to take over sole possession of fifth place.

A lay-up by Krystin Hargrove (Silver Spring, Md./Springbrook) with 40 seconds left gave the Bobcats a 100-50 lead. The Bobcats reached the century mark for the first time since a 106-15 win over Chatham November 22, 1996.

Sophomore Tracie George (Windber, Pa./Windber) scored 16 points and added seven assists. Hargrove added 11 points, while True and LaPorta added 10 apiece.

Kristen Curry had 16 points, while teammate Perri Kraengel added 10.

The Bobcats will play their final regular season game against host Pitt-Greensburg Saturday 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

Telephone: 301-687-4371
Fax: 301-687-4780
E-mail: sportsinfo@frostburg.edu