FROSTBURG, MD —
Sophomore Adrienne Barnes scored 22 points and grabbed eight rebounds to lead Mary Washington to a 68-51 win over Frostburg State Tuesday night at Bobcat Arena.
The loss spoiled to home debut of Bobcat first-year head coach Jody Pepple, while the Eagles gave rookie coach Becky Timmins her first career win.
Barnes, who hit 11-of-16 shots on the evening, was nearly unstoppable from the opening tip, as she scored Mary Washington's first 12 points. The Eagles opened an early 14-6 lead, but the Bobcats pulled to within one, 21-20, with 7:03 remaining in the first half on back-to-back baskets by junior Kim Faust (Ambler, Pa./Upper Dublin).
Mary Washington (1-2) then used an 11-2 run to build a 32-22 bulge and took a 34-26 lead at the break.
The Bobcats (0-4) made a push in the first five minutes of the second half. Junior Holly Myers (York, Pa./West York) drained a three-pointer and Faust added a jumper and a free throw that capped a 6-0 run and pulled FSU to within four, 40-36.
But, after calling a time-out, the Eagles pulled away, outscoring the Bobcats, 28-15, the rest of the game.
Faust, who was held to just 22 points in FSU's first three games, exploded for 31 points on 12-of-18 shooting. She hit all seven of her free-throw attempts and added six rebounds, five steals and two blocks.
Myers finished with 10 points, six rebounds, four assists and two steals.
Caitlin Wilkinson added 12 points and eight rebounds for Mary Washington, while Laura Hanks had 11 points and four steals.
The Bobcats return to action on Wednesday, November 28 when they host Mount Aloysius at 6 p.m.
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Office of Sports Information
Frostburg State University
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD 21532-2303