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Women's Basketball Pounds Penn State Behrend for Sixth Straight Win
01/28/2005

FROSTBURG, MD — Senior Tracey Little (LaVale, Md./Allegany) scored a game-high 14 points and junior Stephanie Watts (Baltimore, Md./North County) and sophomore Tracie George (Windber, Pa./Windber) each added 10 to lead Frostburg State to a 69-42 win over Penn State Behrend in an Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference game Friday night at Bobcat Arena.

The Bobcats won their sixth straight to improve to 13-4 overall and 10-0 in the AMCC, while the Lions had their three-game winning streak snapped and fell to 10-7 overall and 5-5 in league play.

Both teams struggled to find their touch to start the game, with Frostburg State holding a slight 4-3 lead four minutes in.

Junior Kelly True (Warfordsburg, Pa./Southern Fulton) then nailed a three-pointer and Little followed with a jumper to give the Bobcats a 9-3 advantage before the Lions countered with four straight points to make it a 9-7 contest.

The teams then went scoreless for the next four minutes as FSU missed 10 straight shots and Penn State Behrend committed seven turnovers in that span.

The Bobcats finally broke the streak on a three-point play by Little which sparked a 7-0 run that gave FSU a 16-9 cushion at the 9:07 mark.

Penn State Behrend answered with an 8-2 spurt to close to within 18-17 with 6:01 left in the half, but FSU outscored the Lions 10-2 over the final 5:45 to take a 30-19 lead at the break.

FSU shot just 13-of-37 (35.1 percent) in the first half, while PSB hit only 6-of-21 (28.6). The Lions also committed 19 turnovers, while the Bobcats lost the ball 12 times.

FSU hit its stride in the second half, hitting 16-of-34 (47.1) from the field and outscoring Penn State Behrend 39-23.

Little hit back-to-back jumpers and Watts added a steal and layup to start the period as FSU quickly opened a 36-19 lead.

The Lions pulled to within 12, 39-27, with 15:14 left, but the Bobcats put the game out of reach with a 9-0 run. FSU’s lead was as high as 29 twice in the final minute.

Little added eight rebounds and two steals, Watts had eight steals, five rebounds and four assists and George had six assists and five rebounds. Twelve of the 14 Bobcats scored in the game.

Brittany Mays led Penn State Behrend with 10 points and seven rebounds. The Lions shot just 30.6 percent (15-of-49) from the floor and committed 32 turnovers.

Frostburg State will look to remain undefeated in AMCC action when it hosts Pitt-Bradford tomorrow at 4 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