GREENSBURG, PA —
Senior Annie Sral scored a school-record 34 points and host Pitt-Greenburg used a 14-2 run over the first five minutes of the second half to power its way to an 86-74 win over Frostburg State in an Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference game Wednesday night at Chambers Hall Gym.
Pitt-Greensburg, the defending AMCC champion, improved to 19-4 overall and 9-1 in the league and avenged an 82-60 defeat to FSU January 14 in Frostburg.
FSU fell to 13-9 overall and 4-5 in conference play.
Frostburg State junior Tracey Little (La Vale, Md./Allegany) posted her team-leading 12th double-double of the year with 19 points and 17 rebounds, while sophomore Kelly True (Warfordsburg, Pa./Southern Fulton) added 16 points and 10 rebounds.
However, FSU committed 26 turnovers, including 13 that led to 20 UPG points in the second half.
The first half was dominated by Little and Sral, the AMCC's top scorers. Little, who entered the night averaging 19.6 points per game, had 11 points and eight rebounds in the opening frame, but Sral, who came in scoring 17.4 points per outing, had 20 points and five rebounds as FSU held a slight 43-39 lead at the break.
UPG came out firing to start the second half, as Sral and sophomore Tish Hines combined for 12 points in that 14-2 spurt which gave the hosts a 53-45 advantage.
True scored five straight for FSU to pull her squad to within four, but Sral made a layup to cap a 6-0 UPG run that made it a 63-53 contest with 8:27 to play.
Frostburg State closed to 67-61 on back-to-back three-pointers by freshman Tracie George (Windber, Pa./Windber) before Pitt-Greensburg used a 9-3 run to take a 76-64 cushion at the 3:51 mark.
FSU never got closer than 10 the rest of the way.
Sral, who just rewrote the UPG single-game scoring mark with 32 points in an 86-76 loss to Washington & Jefferson Monday night, shot 12-of-26 from the floor and 9-of-10 from the free throw line against FSU. She added eight rebounds, six steals and three assists to complete her impressive performance.
Becky Joyce (15), Hines (14) and Torey Auld (11) also scored in double figures for UPG, which remained in a tie with Penn State Behrend for first place in the AMCC. PSB defeated Lake Erie 58-43 tonight to remain even with UPG atop the standings.
George finished with 12 points and four rebounds for FSU.
Frostburg State visits Pitt-Bradford in another AMCC contest Saturday at 2 pm. The two squads are among four teams still in the hunt to host a first-round AMCC Tournament game.
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Frostburg State University
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Frostburg, MD 21532-2303