FROSTBURG, MD -
Sophomore Tracie George (Windber, Pa./Windber)
scored a game-high 22 points and senior Tracey Little (La Vale, Md./Allegany)
added 20 points and 16 rebounds to help Frostburg State get past Pitt-Greensburg 66-58 in a showdown of the top two teams in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference Sunday afternoon at Bobcat Arena.
Frostburg State won its season-high fourth game in a row to improve to 11-4 overall and 8-0 in the AMCC. Pitt-Greensburg had its six-game winning streak snapped and fell to 9-6 overall and 6-2 in conference action.
Little moved past both Mary Carol Jackson (1,355) and Valery Broadwater (1,364) and into seventh place on the FSU all-time scoring list with 1,374 points with her performance.
UPG held a 34-29 lead at the break but capitalized on several FSU turnovers early in the second half to build a 40-29 advantage with 18:42 remaining.
FSU responded, however, using a 10-0 run over the next four minutes to close to within one. Junior Krystin Hargrove (Silver Spring, Md./Springbrook) started the comeback with a layup, and junior Kelly True (Warfordsburg, Pa./Southern Fulton) followed with a pair of free throws.
George then made back-to-back layups before True hit two more shots from the charity stripe to make it a 40-39 game.
After a UPG basket, junior Holly Steinacker (Eldersburg, Md./Liberty) and Little sank consecutive jumpers to give FSU a 43-42 edge with 12:41 to play.
The game then featured two ties and four lead changes before FSU went in front for good on a Little jumper with 6:22 left. The Bobcats eventually extended their advantage to 63-56 with 2:42 to go and hit 3-of-4 free throws in the final minute to seal the victory.
FSU shot just 19-of-51 (37.3) from the field and committed 34 turnovers, but it hit 25-of-30 (83.3) attempts from the free throw line.
Hargrove finished with 10 points, while True added 10 rebounds.
Tish Hines led UPG with 15 points and seven steals, and Teya Minor added 10 points.
FSU returns to action Tuesday when it visits Mount Aloysius for another AMCC contest beginning at 6:00 pm.
For further information on this release, contact:
Office of Sports Information
Frostburg State University
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD 21532-2303