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Women's Basketball Gets Past Westminster in Jim Crawley Classic
01/03/2004

FROSTBURG, MD — Sophomore Kelly True (Warfordsburg, Pa./Southern Fulton) scored 18 points and grabbed 12 rebounds, and junior Jamie Cable (Brunswick, Md./Brunswick) added 16 points and 10 rebounds to lead Frostburg State to a 73-64 win over Westminster in the Jim Crawley Classic Saturday at Bobcat Arena.

Frostburg State (7-4) trailed 58-57 with 4:02 left before True put the Bobcats ahead for good with a jumper. Cable followed with a basket to give FSU a 61-58 lead but Westminster (6-5) pulled to within a point on a shot by Rachel Eaton.

The Bobcats hit three free throws to take a 64-60 advantage and junior Tracey Little (La Vale, Md./Allegany) followed with a jumper to make it a six-point contest.

Freshman Tracie George (Windber, Pa./Windber) then drained four straight free throws to push FSU ahead 70-60 with 49 seconds left. The Titans missed six of their last eight shots in the final 3:15.

Both teams struggled through tight battle in the first half which featured three ties and four lead changes. Westminster held a 13-8 lead at the 12:03 mark before the Bobcats moved ahead with a 9-1 spurt.

Cable hit a short jumper to start the rally, and Little hit two shots and a free throw to give FSU a 15-14 edge. Cable capped the run with another basket.

Westminster scored five straight to regain the lead at 19-17, but Little fed True for a basket and then hit a three-pointer to push the Bobcats back in front 22-19. FSU held a 24-23 edge at the break.

The Bobcats shot just 9-of-33 (27.3 percent) from the floor in the first half, while the Titans hit 9-of-35 (25.7).

True opened the second half with a three-point play, and Cable drained a three-pointer following two Titan free throws to give FSU a 30-25 advantage. Westminster hung tough and pulled even at 33 on a jumper by Erica Tallo, but True hit a short jumper and added a steal and layup to put the Bobcats up 37-33.

FSU held a 45-40 lead with 10:57 remaining but could not pull away. Desiree Sterling hit a three-pointer to forge another tie, and Mary Jane Eaton hit a short jumper moments later to push Westminster back in front 48-47 at the 9:02 mark.

George countered with a three-pointer and free throw to give FSU a 51-48 lead but Tallo hit four free throws in an 8-2 run which put Westminster back ahead 56-53 with 5:13 remaining.

FSU freshman Krysten Hargrove (Silver Spring, Md./Springbrook) sliced through the paint for two straight layups before Tallo hit two more free throws to give the Titans their final lead, 58-57.

George finished with 15 points, nine rebounds and four assists, while Little had 12 points and nine rebounds. Hargrove added 10 points. Both True and Little were named to the All-Classic Team.

Tallo led Westminster with 20 points and 11 rebounds and was named to the All-Classic Team as well. Eaton finished with 11 points and 12 rebounds, and Sterling added 10 points.

In Saturday's first game, Candice Eyerman scored a game-high 23 points to power Waynesburg (6-3) to a 66-46 win over New Jersey City. Eyerman, who scored 25 points in an 81-80 win over FSU Friday, was named the Classic's MVP.

Erika Cubile represented NJCU (3-6) on the All-Classic Team.

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