ERIE, Pa. —
Jessica Serafin scored 15 points as Penn State Behrend downed Frostburg State, 69-56, in Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference women’s basketball action Friday evening.
The Bobcats fell to 11-5 overall and 7-3 in the AMCC while the Lions improved to 10-6 overall and 7-3 in the league as the teams split the regular-season series at one game apiece.
PSB shot 58.3 percent (14-of-24) in the first half while FSU mustered just 25.8 percent (8-of-31). Frostburg State, which never led in the game, tied the game at six with a freshman Caryn Wright (Baltimore, Md./Western Tech) layup at the 16:35 mark.
Penn State Behrend would then take over, opening a 12-6 lead a little over two minutes later. FSU would cut the lead to two, 14-12 at 10:57, but the hosts regained control pushing the lead to eight points, 21-13, at 8:48 when Rachel Slomski made a layup.
Senior Stephanie Watts (Baltimore, Md./North County) made back-to-back three pointers as Frostburg State again cut the deficit to two, 23-21, with 4:58 remaining in the half. However, Penn State Behrend went on a 13-0 run to close out the half with a 36-21 lead.
FSU opened the second half by narrowing the Lion lead to eight points, 43-35, with 13:43 to play, but that was as close as it would get. Over the next few minutes, PSB extended its lead to 52-35 and later pushed its lead to a game-high 20 points, 69-49, with just 1:29 remaining. The Bobcats would make one last charge, cutting the Lion lead to 13 points as time expired.
The Bobcats faired better in the second half shooting 48.3 percent (14-of-29), but were unable to overcome their first-half struggles.
Frostburg State was led by junior Krystin Hargrove (Silver Spring, Md./Springbrook) and Wright who each scored 15 points followed by Watts with 14.
The Bobcats return to action tomorrow at 4:00 pm when they travel to Pitt-Bradford.
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Office of Sports Information
Frostburg State University
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD 21532-2303