FROSTBURG, MD -
The Frostburg State women's basketball team seeks its third straight win when it takes on D'Youville in the Nazareth College Tournament Saturday at 6 pm, while the Bobcat men look to snap their three-game skid when they host Westminster Saturday at 3 pm.
TIPOFF: Saturday, December 6 - 6:00 pm - Robert A. Kidera Gym (Nazareth College)
RECORDS: Frostburg State: 4-2; D'Youville: 0-6
SERIES: First-ever meeting
LAST MEETING: n/a
GAME NOTES: Frostburg State goes for its third straight win when it takes on D'Youville in the Nazareth Holiday Inn Tournament.
In their last outing, the Bobcats rallied from a 10-point deficit with 7:15 remaining to earn a hard-fought 72-67 win over Seton Hill Wednesday.
Junior Tracey Little led the way with 22 points, 14 rebounds and two blocks, while freshman Tracie George and junior Jamie Cable added 14 and 11 points, respectively. The Bobcats did their damage from the free-throw line, hitting 30-of-43 shots, including 22-of-33 in the second half.
Little is averaging 17.3 points, 11.3 rebounds and 2.0 blocks per game, while Cable is adding 10.3 point and 6.5 rebounds per contest.
The Bobcats have been getting it done at both ends of the court — FSU is shooting 41.3 percent from the field (as opposed to 33.2 for its opponents) and holds a 42.5-38.5 lead in rebounds per game.
D'Youville dropped to 0-6 after Thursday night's 83-47 loss to St.John Fisher. The youthful Lady Spartans, with a combined nine freshmen and sophomores on the 11-player roster, are being outscored by an average of 75.0-49.3 this season.
Freshman Kate Modeferri leads the team with 11.7 points per game and 20 assists, while freshman forward Heather Russell is averaging 9.0 points and 6.7 rebounds. Junior center Tracy Davis is adding 5.5 points and a team-high 8.0 rebounds per contest.
TIPOFF: Saturday, December 6 - Bobcat Arena - 3:00 pm
RECORDS: Frostburg State: 2-3; Westminster (Pa.): 1-3
SERIES: Westminster leads 1-0
LAST YEAR: Westminster 72-65 (at New Wilmington, Pa.)
GAME NOTES: The Bobcats and Titans look to snap three-game losing skids when they meet at Bobcat Arena.
Frostburg State is coming off an 80-68 loss to Shenandoah, while Westminster is looking to rebound from a 91-63 defeat at the hands of Penn State Behrend.
Both the Bobcats and Titans fell victim to runs that broke open close contests. FSU trailed 53-49 with 12:40 remaining before Shenandoah took control with a 16-4 run, while Westminster saw its 21-21 tie quickly vanish as Penn State Behrend used a 17-2 spurt to pull away.
Senior Myro Small leads the Bobcats with 11.8 points per game, while junior David Quay, who had 18 points and 10 rebounds against Shenandoah, is averaging 9.2 points and 5.0 rebounds. Senior Ryan Grabill is adding 9.0 points, 3.6 rebounds and a team-high 10 steals.
Since a season-opening 94-80 win, the Titans have dropped their last three by an average score of 85.0-63.3. Sophomore guard Mark DeMonaco paces the team with 14.8 points and 5.3 rebounds, while junior forward Pat O'Connor is adding 12.3 points and 3.8 rebounds a game. Sophomore guard Brian Fadden (12.0 ppg) is third Titan scoring in double figures.
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Office of Sports Information
Frostburg State University
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD 21532-2303