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Women's Basketball Drops Non-Conference Contest to Mary Washington
11/23/2004

FREDERICKSBURG, VA — Debbie Bruen scored 21 points and grabbed 13 rebounds to lead Mary Washington to a 71-64 win over Frostburg State Tuesday evening at Goolrick Gymnasium.

Bruen scored 17 of her points in the first half to help the Eagles (3-0) take a 36-26 halftime lead.

The teams battled through a close opening seven minutes that featured three ties before the Bobcats (1-2) took a 10-9 edge on a pair of free throws by junior Kenya Broadnax (Elkridge, Md./Howard).

Bruen scored eight of Mary Washington’s next 14 points as the hosts built a 23-17 advantage, but a layup by senior Charlena Reeves (Oakland, Md./Southern Garrett) and a three-pointer by fellow senior Tracey Little (La Vale, Md./Allegany) pulled FSU to within one, 23-22.

Bruen then tallied five more points in a 7-0 Eagle run to push MWC in front 30-22 en route to the 10-point advantage at the break.

Mary Washington’s lead grew to as many as 19, 47-28, in the opening minutes of the second half before the Bobcats stormed back behind a 15-3 surge.

Junior Kelly True (Warfordsburg, Pa./Southern Fulton), Little and sophomore Krystin Hargrove (Silver Spring, Md./Springbrook) combined to hit five straight free throws before Eagle Jenn Olinger drained one of her four three-pointers on the night.

Bobcat freshman Amber Perry (Upper Marlboro, Md./Suitland) sandwiched layups around two more free throws by junior Stephanie Watts (Baltimore, Md./North County (CCBC-Catonsville)), and True and Hargrove hit consecutive baskets to pull FSU to within seven, 50-43.

Mary Washington increased its lead to 63-50 with 4:02 remaining, but the Bobcats hit six straight free throws and Hargove added another layup to make it a 63-58 contest with 1:56 to play.

Olinger drained a key three-pointer with 1:33 left, and FSU could get no closer than five points, 67-62, the rest of the way. Amanda Bates and Bruen combined to sink five free throws in the final 47 seconds for the Eagles.

Frostburg State was forced to play without starting junior center Ashley Mello (Joppa, Md./Edgewood), who left campus late due to class obligations and missed the entire game after getting caught in a traffic jam. Mello averaged 8.0 points and 7.0 rebounds in FSU’s first two games of the season.

Her presence was notable as Mary Washington held a decided 52-34 rebounding advantage, including a 25-14 edge on the offensive end of the floor.

Little led the Bobcats with 14 points before fouling out with five minutes left. Hargrove added 12 points and four steals, while True finished with nine points and eight rebounds.

Frostburg State returns to action Wednesday, December 1 when it hosts Villa Julie at 7:00 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