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Women's Basketball Opens With Win Against Rutgers-Camden, 73-58
11/18/2005

FROSTBURG, Md. — Junior Tracie George (Windber, Pa./Windber) scored a game-high 28 points to lead host Frostburg State to a 73-58 win over Rutgers-Camden in the first round of the Jim Crawley Classic.

FSU (1-0) opened up a 10-5 lead just over four minutes into the game on two junior Krystin Hargrove (Silver Spring, Md./Springbrook) baskets. Over the next three minutes the Bobcats would push the lead to 19-7 on a George three-pointer.

The Scarlet Raptors (0-1) would cut the lead to 25-20 on back-to-back baskets, but that would be as close as they would get in the first half. Frostburg State used a 9-2 run over the last three minutes of the half, including four points from sophomore Amanda Hernandez (Crofton, Md./Arundel) to end with a 34-22 lead.

The Bobcats came out firing in the second half opening with a 23-6 run, to take a commanding 57-28 lead with 13:30 remaining in the ballgame. The run included seven straight points from Hargrove over a two-minute span.

After 11 straight points by Rutgers-Camden, Hernandez followed with six straight points of her own to stop the run and put FSU up for good.

Hargrove added 20 points while senior Stephanie Watts (Baltimore, Md./North County) added a team-high 14 rebounds, eight assists and eight steals on the night.

Rutgers-Camden was led by senior Megan Rulon who scored 15 points with 16 rebounds and six blocks.

In the opening game of the Seventh Annual Jim Crawley Classic, College Misericordia downed Lincoln 73-52.

Lincoln (0-1) took the early 2-0 lead and later opened a five point lead, 11-6, at the 15:06 mark on a layup from Mary Rotimi. Misericordia (1-0) would bounce back using seven Lincoln turnovers to go on 17-0 run to take the lead at 23-11 with 9:05 left in the opening half.

The Lions cut the deficit to nine points at 6:24 and again at 5:19 but were unable to build any momentum as CM extended the lead to 11 points at 2:42. After two made free throws by Tanina Cook, LU cut the Cougar lead to seven with 49 seconds remianing.

Misericordia scored five straight points including an Erika Morrison layup with one second left to take a 36-24 lead into the locker room.

Backed by four Rotimi points, Lincoln narrowed the Cougar advantage to 39-30 just 1:45 into the second half. However, that would be the last time the Cougar lead would be in single digits as they extended their lead to 15 points, 48-33, with 14:36 to play.

Misericordia would later extend its lead to 59-41 at 5:18 after an Amy Hughes layup. CM would keep the pressure on from their and end the game with a Autumn Barna layup with one second remaining to close out the scoring.

Misericordia was led by Hughes with 24 points on 8-of-11 shooting while Lincoln was paced by Rotimi’s 14 points and 10 rebounds.

Frostburg State returns to action tomorrow at 4:00 p.m. in the championship game of the Jim Crawley Classic versus College Misericordia. Rutgers-Camden will take on Lincoln in the consolation game at 2:00 p.m.

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