GREENSBURG, PA —
Junior Tracey Little (La Vale, Md./Allegany)
scored 22 points, grabbed 14 rebounds and added two blocks to lead visiting Frostburg State to a 72-67 win over Seton Hill Wednesday night.
The Bobcats (4-2) trailed 63-53 with 7:15 remaining but used a 12-0 run to take a 65-63 advantage with 3:20 left.
Sophomore Kelly True (Warfordsburg, Pa./Southern Fulton) and freshman Tracie George (Windber, Pa./Windber) each sank a pair of free throws to start the run, and Little followed with a jumper. George then hit a jumper and True added two more free throws to forge the fifth tie of the second half.
Little then hit two shots from the charity stripe to give FSU its first lead since a 49-47 advantage at the 10:24 mark, but Seton Hill's Denishia Salter followed a jumper to tie the game again with 2:14 to go.
George then drained a pair of free throws to give the Bobcats a 67-65 lead with 1:19 left, but Sarah Neff forged the seventh tie of the half with two more shots from the line.
Little, who posted her fourth double-double of the season, hit a pair of clutch free throws with 46 seconds left to put the Bobcats up for good.
George then grabbed a rebound of a Seton Hill miss and hit another free throw, and True sank two more from the charity stripe with three seconds left to seal the victory.
Frostburg State came out firing from the game's opening tip, racing out to a 9-3 lead behind six points from Little. The Bobcats opened a 16-5 advantage, but the Griffins scored 10 straight to close to within one.
Little then assisted on a basket by sophomore Ashley Mello (Edgewood, Md./Edgewood) and hit a jumper of her own to give FSU a 20-15 lead, and the Bobcats hit 7-of-9 free throws to open a 26-19 cushion.
However, Seton Hill closed out the half with a 5-0 spurt as Frostburg State held a slight 26-24 edge at halftime.
The Bobcats did their damage in the second half from the free-throw line, hitting 22-of-33 at the stripe compared to 11-of-21 from the field.
George finished with 14 key points in her first game since spraining an ankle just eight minutes into FSU's season-opener November 21.
Junior Jamie Cable (Brunswick, Md./Brunswick) added 11 points and nine rebounds, while True finished with eight points and four rebounds.
Salter led Seton Hill (1-6) with a game-high 25 points, while Kaleeda Jenkins (16) and Elena Radenkovik (11) also reached double figures.
However, the Griffins were called for 32 fouls and had three players foul out.
Frostburg State returns to action Saturday when it takes on D'Youville at 6 pm in the Nazareth Tournament.
For further information on this release, contact:
Office of Sports Information
Frostburg State University
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD 21532-2303