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Women's Basketball Defeats Penn State Altoona, 67-39
01/17/2006

ALTOONA, Pa. — The Frostburg State women’s basketball team got back on the winning track Tuesday evening with a 67-39 defeat of Penn State Altoona at Adler Gymnasium.

The Bobcats (10-3, 6-1 AMCC) found their shooting rhythm early on 16-of-27 (55.2%) in the first half. However, the Lions (3-9, 2-4 AMCC) struggled to find the basket shooting just 7-of-33 (21.2%).

FSU couldn’t pull away early as the game was tied at 12 with 12:37 left in the opening stanza. After the teams traded baskets, Jill Murray gave the hosts a one-point lead, 16-15, with a layup at 7:40.

Frostburg State then came alive going on a 24-2 run while holding Penn State Altoona without a basket in the final 6:55 of the first half. During that stretch, junior Krystin Hargrove (Silver Spring, Md./Springbrook) paced the Bobcats with nine points as they led at the half, 39-18.

In the second half, FSU continued its solid shooting performance while PSA managed just 7-of-28 (25.0%).

The Lions cut the FSU lead to 16 points, 43-27, at the 15:37 mark. However, the Bobcats went on a 16-2 run to open the lead to its largest of the game, 59-29, with 10:15 to play. FSU would coast from that point on, winning by 28.

Freshman Caryn Wright (Baltimore, Md./Western Tech) led Frostburg State with 19 points while Hargrove had 13 and sophomore Amanda Hernandez (Crofton, Md.Arundel) contributed 10. Senior Stephanie Watts (Baltimore, Md./North County) led all players with 13 rebounds.

The Lions were led by Brittany Poorman with 10 points and Lindsey Haulman with 11 rebounds.

The Bobcats return to action Saturday, January 28 as they travel to Pitt-Greensburg for an AMCC game beginning 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