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Women's Basketball Falls to Villa Julie 53-43
12/03/2006

FROSTBURG, Md. — The Frostburg State women’s basketball team struggled in the first half and could not recover, as they fell to non-conference opponent Villa Julie Sunday afternoon at Bobcat Arena, 53-43.

With the loss, the Bobcats fall to 5-2 overall while the Mustangs improve to 3-3 overall.

Freshman Tonya Handy (Burtonsville, Md./Paint Branch) recorded a double-double, scoring 14 points and grabbing 10 rebounds. She also recorded one block and one steal.

Freshman Brittney James (Baltimore, Md./Mildford Mill) was second on the Bobcats in scoring with 10. James also pulled down six rebounds and recorded two steals.

Villa Julie had two players score in double figures. Tanisha Foster hurt the Bobcats for 17 points and 19 rebounds. Cara Hill contributed with 12 points and six rebounds.

FSU struggled in the first half, going 5-of-31 (16.1 percent) from the field and shooting 40 percent (6-of-15) from the free throw line.

Frostburg State found itself without a point until the 16:04 mark, when James converted on one of her free throws. The Bobcats then wouldn’t record another basket until Handy made a lay-up with 12:00 left in the first half.

The score at the half was 27-16 in favor of Villa Julie.

The second half proved to be different for the Bobcats, as they went 10-of-25 (40 percent) from the floor, while holding the Mustangs to 7-of-26 (26.9 percent).

Frostburg State would make significant runs throughout the half, narrowing the gap to five points, three times.

Their best chance at pulling ahead came with 4:18 left, when they were down 36-48. Handy would score five unanswered points, and senior Tracie George (Windber, Pa./Windber) would convert two free throws to make the score 43-48, with just 50 seconds remaining.

FSU wouldn’t score another point and Villa Julie hit five free throws down the stretch to end the game 53-43.

FSU returns to action on Wednesday, December 6, when they travel to Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference opponent La Roche at 6:00 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