FROSTBURG, Md. —
Frostburg State fell behind early in the contest and never recovered as it lost its Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference opener to Pitt-Greensburg, 75-65, Wednesday evening at Bobcat Arena.
The loss was also the first of the season for FSU, which now sits at 4-1 overall. UPG earned its second win and is now 2-3 overall and 1-0 in the AMCC.
Senior Krystin Hargrove (Silver Spring, Md./Springbrook) led Frostburg State in scoring with 18 points while freshman Tonya Handy (Burtonsville, Md./Paint Branch) turned in a double-double with 16 points and 13 rebounds.
Senior Tracie George (Windber, Pa./Windber) scored 12 points on a solid 8-of-10 effort from the free throw line and freshman Sidra Bing (Columbia, Md./Catholic of Baltimore) added 11.
Pitt-Greensburg had three players score in doubles figures. Julie Ehrman led the team with 20 points while Nicole Reiser scored 15 points and handed out 11 assists. Kelsey Wilcox also chipped in with 17 points while Tiffany Menhorn pulled down 10 rebounds.
UPG set the tempo early shooting 63.6 percent (21-of-33) from the field, including 7-of-13 from behind the arc, in the first half while opening an 18-point lead, 20-2, just under five minutes into the game.
At 9:56, the visitors took their largest lead of the first period, 33-12, on a three-pointer from Nicole Beggs.
Meanwhile, FSU shot 37.1 percent (13-of-35) from the floor, including 4-of-13 from three-point range, in the first half. The hosts were unable to recover from the early deficit and trailed at the break, 50-32.
At 16:12 in the second stanza, Hargove made a free throw to narrow the deficit to 14, 53-39, but UPG hit back-to-back three pointers to extend the lead to 59-39.
With the Pitt-Greensburg lead at 21, 70-49, with 4:37 left in the game, FSU would successfully close the gap to single digits, 72-65. However, three late foul shots would push the UPG lead back to 10, 75-65, to close out the scoring.
Pitt-Greensburg shot 47.6 percent (30-of-63) from the floor for the game while holding FSU to just 31.1 percent (23-of-74) for the contest.
FSU returns to the court on Saturday when it hosts rival Penn State Behrend at 2:00 pm.
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Office of Sports Information
Frostburg State University
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD 21532-2303