GREENSBURG, Pa. –
Four players scored in double figures as Pitt-Greensburg hands the Frostburg State women’s basketball team a 73-69 loss Wednesday evening at Chambers Hall Gym.
FSU (10-7, 6-5 Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference) dropped its second-straight contest and sits in fourth place while UPG (10-7, 8-3 AMCC) won its fifth game out of its last six contests and is in third place in the league.
Senior Krystin Hargrove (Silver Spring, Md./Springbrook), the reigning AMCC Player of the Week, led the way for FSU with 21 points. Freshman Tonya Handy (Burtonsville, Md./Paint Branch) pulled down a career-high 20 rebounds to go along with 16 points and senior Tracie George (Windber, Pa./Windber) added 10 points and six assists.
Tiffany Menhorn led the hosts with 23 points followed by Nicole Reiser with 21. Kelsey Wilcox added 11 points and 11 rebounds and Julie Ehrman chipped in 14 scores.
Frostburg State out rebounded Pitt-Greensburg 52-42 overall and a decisive 26-10 edge on the offensive end but UPG poured in 19 second-half foul shots to settle the difference.
UPG opened the contest with a solid 5-of-5 shooting effort from the field to quickly open a 14-2 lead on FSU just under four minutes into action.
Frostburg State would spend the next eight minutes narrowing the deficit to two, 25-23, but Pitt-Greensburg pushed its lead to six, 29-23 at 4:08. FSU made four of the final five baskets of the half to bring the score to a 31-31 deadlock as the teams headed for the locker rooms.
Hargrove scored six points in the opening minutes of the second half and helped FSU post a three-point lead, 41-38 with 14:31 to play in the game. However, UPG answered with a 16-0 run over the next six and a half minutes to take a 54-41 lead.
Frostburg State was able to cut it to four, 64-60 with just 2:51 to play, but Pitt-Greensburg pushed its lead back to nine, 72-63, with under a minute remaining to seal the win.
Frostburg State returns to action on January 27 when it hosts Medaille at 1:00 pm.
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Office of Sports Information
Frostburg State University
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD 21532-2303