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Women's Basketball Hangs On for 83-74 Win Over Bethany
01/29/2007

FROSTBURG, MD. – Senior Krystin Hargrove (Silver Spring, Md./Springbrook) continued her stellar play, scoring 26 points and leading Frostburg State to a 83-74 win over Bethany in women’s basketball action Monday evening at Bobcat Arena.

The Bobcats (11-8) ended a three-game losing streak with victory while the Bison (6-13) have dropped their fifth straight.

FSU led by as many as 17 points, early in the second half and hung on as BC battled back to tie the game at 71-71 with just three and a half minutes to go. The hosts broke the game open down the stretch with a 6-of-6 effort from the free throw line.

Hargrove, who has led the Bobcats in scoring in five-straight contests, also pulled down nine rebounds and passed out eight assists. Junior Amanda LaPorta (Westminster, Md./Westminster) added 16 points followed by senior Tracie George (Windber, Pa./Windber) with 13. Freshman Brittney James (Baltimore, Md./Mildford Mill) recorded her first-career double-double, 12 pionts and a team-high 11 boards.

Lisa Mitchell led Bethany with 15 points, including 13 in the second period to help spark the Bison comeback. Coutrney Irwin posted a double-double for the visitors, 15 points and 11 rebounds, while Kaitlyn McCormick (11 pts.) and Renee Brandenburg (10 pts.) each scored in double figures.

The Bobcats opened a 15-7 lead with 11:47 left in the opening half. With the Bobcats ahead, 25-17, five and a half minutes later, the Bison closed the gap to just three, 25-22, at 5:07. However, FSU closed out the half on a 19-7 run to take a 44-29 advantage into halftime.

In the second, George opened the scoring with back-to-back free throws to give Frostburg State a 46-29 lead at 18:30. From there on, BC would slowly cut away at the FSU lead and tie the ballgame with just 3:36 to play. The Bobcats would go on for the win after making three baskets and six free throws in the final minutes.

Bethany powered the comeback in the second after shooting 16-of-31 (51.6%) from the field.

Frostburg State returns to action on January 31 when it hosts Pitt-Greensburg 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