FROSTBURG, Md. —
Frostburg State had three players score in double figures as it defeated Goucher, 59-51, in the Fifth Annual FSU/Jim Crawley Tournament, Saturday afternoon at Bobcat Arena. In the consolation game, Immaculata knocked off Grove City, 78-66.
FSU (2-0) junior Amanda LaPorta (Westminster, Md./Westminster) was named the tournament’s Most Valuable Player after scoring a team-high 19 points on 9-of-13 shooting. She also managed six rebounds and a pair of steals and assists.
Freshman Tonya Handy (Burtonsville, Md./Paint Branch) was named to the all-tournament team for Frostburg State after recording double-doubles in each of the two Bobcat games this weekend. Last night, she scored 15 points and pulled down 11 rebounds against Immaculata while scoring 11 points and recording 16 boards in the title game.
Senior Tracie George (Windber, Pa./Windber) was the third Bobcat to score 10 or more points. She scored 12 points, had nine rebounds, four assists and three steals. She is now just two points away from 1,000 for her career.
The Bobcats never trailed in the championship game and opened its largest lead of the first half, 28-17, with 7:14 remaining.
Goucher slowly narrowed the gap to 34-28, but freshman Brittney James (Baltimore, Md./Mildford Mill) made a layup late in the half to give the hosts a 36-28 lead at the break.
The second half proved to be all FSU as it held a double digit lead for much of the period. The Gophers came as close as five, 38-33, early in the half, but the Bobcats answered with six-straight points for a 44-33 advantage.
LaPorta gave Frostburg State its largest lead of the game, 52-38, with a layup at 9:57.
Goucher decreased the deficit back to single digits over the final four minutes, before falling 59-51.
FSU shot 37.7 percent (23-of-61) for the game while holding Goucher to just 31.7 percent (19-of-60).
Francheska Guilfu was named to the all-tournament squad for GC after recording 30 points, 12 rebounds and eight steals in two games this weekend.
Consolation Game: Immaculata 78, Grove City 66
Dominique Murray scored a game-high 22 points to pace the Mighty Macs to a 78-66 win over Grove City in the consolation game of the tournament.
The game was close though the first 14 minutes of action until IU took control with 12-0 run for a 35-24 edge. The score remained in double digits at the half, with Immaculata ahead 43-30.
Grove City narrowed the deficit to five points in the second half, but the Mighty Macs scored eight-straight points for a 58-45 lead with 11:51 remaining. IU would take a game-high 73-58 advantage with a little over three minutes left before going on for the 78-66 victory.
Rachel McCoy earned all-tournament honors for Grove City, scoring 30 points and pulling down 16 rebounds in two games. She led the Wolverines with 14 scores in Saturday’s contest. Jessica Dantzler-Henry was IU’s selection on the all-tournament team, after scoring 32 points with 14 rebounds in two games.
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Frostburg State University
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Frostburg, MD 21532-2303