FROSTBURG, MD — Frostburg State overcame a dismal first-half performance to defeat La Roche, 53-44, in Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference women’s basketball action Friday evening at Bobcat Arena.
The Bobcats (14-5, 10-3 AMCC) struggled in the first half, shooting just 5-for-19 (26.3%) from the field while committing 14 turnovers. In contrast, the Redhawks (4-15, 2-10 AMCC) were 10-for-28 (35.7%) from the floor and held the lead throughout the half.
Megan Snyder opened the game with back-to-back jumpers to give the visitors the early 4-0 lead at 16:54. After Frostburg State cut the deficit to 8-7 with 11:50 to play, La Roche scored nine-straight points to take a 17-7 lead on a Danielle Agliori three pointer at 6:59.
A junior Krystin Hargrove (Silver Spring, Md./Springbrook) layup with just under two minutes left in the half, narrowed the La Roche lead to 19-16. After a Redhawk three pointer, freshman Caryn Wright (Baltimore, Md./Western Tech) made two late free throws to again cut the deficit to three points, 22-19, as time expired on the opening half.
In the second stanza, the Bobcats were much better shooting 13-for-33 (39.4%) while out rebounding the opposition 32-16, including a 14-6 advantage on the offensive glass. La Roche mirrored the FSU first half, shooting just 8-for-30 (26.7%).
Frostburg State took its first lead of the game, 23-22, at 15:37 with a Hargrove free throw. FSU then used a 13-4 run that spanned six minutes, to open a 10-point lead. After the Redhawks cut the Bobcat lead to four, 40-36, with just over five minutes left in regulation, the hosts put together a 13-3 run to take its largest lead of the game, 53-39, with 1:08 left.
The Bobcats would cruise from there and pick up their third-straight win.
Hargrove led all scorers with 16 points while Wright added 14. For the first time all season, Frostburg State had three players with double-digit rebounds. Senior Kenya Broadnax (Jessup, Md./Howard) led the way with 13 boards while Hargrove posted 11 and Wright had 10.
La Roche was led by Ti’la Hardeman with 10 points while Megan Snyder had 11 rebounds.
The Bobcats return tomorrow when they host Lake Erie at 1:00 pm.
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Frostburg State University
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD 21532-2303