FROSTBURG, md. — On the final day of the Seventh Annual Jim Crawley Classic, Frostburg State beat Misericordia 79-67 in the championship matchup while Rutgers-Camden defeated Lincoln 61-52 in the consolation game.
Misericordia (1-1) came out on fire opening an 11-2 lead at the 16:00 mark backed by six points from Megan Yhlen. Frostburg State (2-2) would regroup and use eight Tracie George (Windber, Pa.Windber) points to tie the game at 15 with 13:07 left in the first.
Ericka Morrison scored four points for CM as it took a seven-point lead at 26-19 with 8:36 remaining. FSU would battle back to tie the game at 34 and again at 37 before going on a 10-4 run to take six-point lead into halftime.
The Bobcats started the second half with a 9-2 run to open an 11-point lead. Redshirt-sophomore Amanda Hernandez (Crofton, Md./Arundel) drained a three-pointer at 7:46 to push the Bobcat lead to 15 at 66-51.
Misericordia cut the FSU lead to 70-61 with 2:06 to play but Frostburg State would go on to capture the championship after holding off the Cougar charge and increasing its lead to 77-62 with just 44 seconds to play in the game.
Amy Hughes was named to the All-Tournament team scoring 22 points against the Bobcats.
Bobcat junior Krystin Hargrove (Silver Spring, Md./Springbrook) tallied 15 points against Misericordia earning all-tournament team honors.
George was named the Tournament Most Valuable Player and earned a spot on the all-tournament team after totaling 50 points, nine rebounds and nine assists in two games this weekend.
In the opening game, Rutgers-Camden (1-1) took its largest lead of the first half, 13-9, at 11:43 on a layup from Megan Rulon. A little over six minutes later, Lincoln (0-2) used a 10-4 run to take its own four-point lead on a layup from Tanina Cook.
With 3:29, the Scarlet Raptors used back-to-back jumpers from Jessica Hull to tie the game at 21. RC would later surge ahead by four points with 52 seconds left until halftime, but the Lions used a Danisha Sammons layup to cut the deficit to 25-23 at intermission.
At the beginning of the second half, RC grabbed a quick four-point lead at 18:21 on a layup from Iamni Hafiz. Mary Rotimi would tie the game at 35 for Lincoln with a layup at 13:29.
The Scarlet-Raptors would go on an 11-3 run to open an eight-point lead at 9:05. The Lions would make one final charge narrowing the gap to three points at 49-46 with 6:26 remaining.
However, Rutgers-Camden proved to be to much extending its lead to seven points just over 1:20 later and eventually going on to win by nine.
Rulon led RC and was selected to the all-tournament team after scoring 22 points and grabbing 11 rebounds in the win. Lincoln center Rotimi was honored with an all-tournament selection after scoring 12 points and pulling down 11 rebounds.
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Frostburg State University
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Frostburg, MD 21532-2303