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Women's Basketball Edged by Waynesburg in First Round of Crawley Classic
01/02/2004

FROSTBURG, MD — Waynesburg sophomore Rachel Dillon made a layup with six seconds left to lift the visiting Yellow Jackets to a thrilling 81-80 win over Frostburg State in the second game of the Second Annual Jim Crawley Classic Friday night at Bobcat Arena.

The Bobcats (6-4) had one final shot, but freshman guard Tracie George's (Windber, Pa./Windber) desperation three-pointer was off the mark as time expired.

Frostburg State held a 55-47 lead with 15:01 left, but Waynesburg (5-3) stormed back with a 10-2 run to tie the game at 57. After the teams traded baskets, sophomore Melanie Herget (Glen Burnie, Md./Old Mill) made a layup to put FSU back in front.

The Yellow Jackets opened a 67-63 lead on a three-pointer by freshman Katie Lewandowski with 5:33 to play, but the Bobcats pulled to within one on a layup and free throw by junior Tracey Little (La Vale, Md./Allegany).

Lewandowski and Little then exchanged three-pointers before a layup by junior Michelle Collins gave Waynesburg a 72-69 edge.

Bobcat sophomore Kelly True (Warfordsburg, Pa./Southern Fulton) then came up with a key block that led to a three-pointer by freshman Krysten Hargrove (Silver Spring, Md./Springbrook) that pulled FSU even again, but sophomore Candice Eyerman drained another shot from behind the arc on Waynesburg's next possession to give the visitors a 75-72 advantage with 2:37 left.

George answered for FSU with yet another three-pointer to knot the game at 75, and, after a layup by Dillon, Little followed with a three to give the Bobcats a 78-77 lead at the 1:54 mark.

Little then drained a jumper to put FSU up 80-77 with 45 seconds remaining, but Lewandowski was fouled on a three-point attempt and hit two of her three free throws to set up Dillon's game-winning basket.

Eyerman led Waynesburg with a game-high 25 points, while Lewandowski added 18.

Little paced FSU with 23 points but was limited to 22 minutes of action due to foul trouble. George scored 17 points, while True added 16 points and 13 rebounds for her fourth double-double of the year.

In the first game, Westminster (6-4) picked up its fourth straight win with a 61-47 victory over New Jersey City (3-5).

Junior Erica Tallo scored a game-high 20 points and grabbed nine rebounds for the Titans, who opened the second half with a 19-4 run and held off a late Gothic Knight charge.

Westminster trailed 28-24 at the break, but junior Alyson Gasper pulled her squad even at 32 and then gave the Titans the lead for good on a three-pointer.

Freshman Desiree Sterling then drained consecutive three-pointers, and freshman Nicole Fee sank a jumper to give Westminster a 43-32 lead.

NJCU closed to within four, 48-43, with 6:52 left but missed 11 of its last 12 shots as Westminster pulled away.

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