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Women's Basketball Outlasts Penn State Altoona in Shootout
01/21/2004

ALTOONA, PA — Junior Tracey Little (La Vale, Md./Allegany) scored 23 points and grabbed a career-high 19 rebounds, and Frostburg State held off Penn State Altoona in the second half to pull out a 99-92 Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference win Wednesday night at Adler Gym.

Bobcat freshman Krysten Hargrove (Silver Spring, Md./Springbrook) scored a career-high 21 points, while freshman Tracie George (Windber, Pa./Windber) had 20 points and a personal-best 12 assists. The 12 assists is the sixth-highest single-game total in school history.

Junior Jamie Cable (Brunswick, Md./Brunswick) added 18 points, including three clutch three-pointers, and six rebounds in the high-scoring affair.

FSU's 99 points is the ninth-highest single-game total in the program's 40-year history (the Bobcats have scored 118 points twice), while the 191 combined points is the most in school history.

The Bobcats (11-5, 3-1 AMCC), who were held nearly 24 points below their scoring average in a 66-47 loss to Penn State Behrend Saturday, came out with a vengance against Penn State Altoona, taking a 43-33 lead at the break. FSU shot 50 percent (16-of-32) from the field in the first 20 minutes.

Little posted 14 points, 12 rebounds and five steals in the opening period alone, atoning for her two-point, eight-rebound performance in the loss to Behrend.

However, she was whistled for her third and fourth fouls in the first 35 seconds of the second half and sat for nearly nine minutes.

FSU opened a 55-40 lead with 17:23 left, but Penn State Altoona charged back, using a 20-7 run over the next 4:36 to close to within 62-60.

Hargrove and Little then combined for 10 points in a 12-4 Bobcat spurt which gave FSU a 74-64 lead, but the Lions came roaring back again, scoring eight straight to cut their deficit to two with 7:23 remaining.

FSU opened some breathing room with a 9-0 run, as sophomore Joanie Herget (Glen Burnie, Md./Old Mill) sank a pair of free throws, Little made a laup and Cable nailed a key three-pointer to give the Bobcats an 81-72 advantage.

Penn State Altoona (2-11, 1-3) closed to within six four times in the final 1:49, but FSU sealed the win from the free throw line, hitting 6-of-8 from the stripe in the closing moments.

"This was a fun game to watch if you were a spectator, and we just hung on at the end," said FSU head coach Jody Pepple. "Tracey sat for nine minutes with those four fouls, but Jamie hit a couple of big three's for us."

The Bobcats, who were 19-of-25 from the line in the second half, shot a season-high 55.9 percent (33-of-59) from the field.

Frostburg State will host Pitt-Bradford in another AMCC contest this Saturday at 2:00 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