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Women's Basketball Defeats Lake Erie 78-59; Clinches Home AMCC Tournament Game
02/17/2007

PAINESVILLE, Ohio – Senior Krystin Hargrove (Silver Spring, Md./Springbrook) poured in a game-high 25 points as the Frostburg State women’s basketball team defeated Lake Erie, 78-59 Saturday afternoon, and clinched a home Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference Tournament game on Tuesday.

FSU (17-8, 12-6) has won seven-straight contests and awaits the winner of the Pitt-Greensburg/Penn State Altoona game later this afternoon to determine whether the Bobcats earn the No .3 or No. 4 seed.

If UPG loses, Frostburg State will earn the third seed and host Pitt-Bradford. However, if Pitt-Greensburg wins, FSU will earn the fourth seed and host Lake Erie. Either opening round game will be played at Bobcat Arena at 6:00 pm.

Hargrove has now scored 20-plus points in three-straight games and is currently 10th in school history with 1,287 career points. She needs 69 points to pass Mary Carol Jackson for ninth all-time.

Freshman Brittney James (Baltimore, Md./Mildford Mill) chipped in her third-consecutive double-double for FSU with 16 points and 11 boards. Senior Tracie George (Windber, Pa./Windber) scored 11 points and handed out a team-high eight assists while freshman Sidra Bing (Columbia, Md./Catholic of Baltimore) added 10 points.

Jalisa Mitchell led the Storm (9-13, 10-7) with 21 points followed by Melissa Woods with 12 and Loni Sargent with 10.

The first half proved to be all FSU as Lake Erie took its only lead of the ballgame, 10-8, with 15:25 left in the first half. Freshman Courtney Lancaster (Beltsville, Md./High Point) made a free throw at 8:55 that gave the Bobcats a nine-point edge, 24-15.

LEC rebounded by scoring seven-straight points to cut the deficit to 24-22, but Frostburg State used a 13-2 run to take a 12-point advantage with just 1:48 to play. The Storm narrowed the score to 39-30 at halftime.

Lake Erie cut the deficit to single digits three times in the opening three minutes of the second half but FSU answered by extending its lead to 16 points, 55-39, at the 12-minute mark. The Bobcats continued the pressure the rest of the half and opened a game-high 21-point edge, 78-57, with 1:01 to play in the game. LEC made two free throws inside the final 45 seconds to bring the scoring to end at 78-59.

The Bobcat defense held the hosts to just 21-of-68 (30.9%) shooting in the game including a 9-of-34 (26.5%) effort in the second half.

The win over LEC marks the final regular-season game for Frostburg State as it awaits the final seeding for the AMCC Tournament.

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