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Women's Basketball Season Ends With 56-38 Loss to Johns Hopkins
03/02/2006

BALTIMORE, Md. —Julie Miller scored 18 points and pulled down 14 rebounds to lead Johns Hopkins to a 56-38 win over the Frostburg State women’s basketball team Wednesday evening in the 2006 Eastern College Athletic Conference Division III Southern Women’s Basketball Championship.

The No. 8 seeded Bobcats end their season with an 18-10 overall record while top seeded Johns Hopkins improved to 21-7 overall.

The game was close early with neither team holding much of an edge until JHU opened a 9-5 lead with 15:35 remaining in the opening half. Frostburg State would battle back scoring eight straight points to take a 13-9 lead at 10:55. Junior Tracie George (Windber, Pa./Windber) led the charge with four points.

With the game tied at 18 at 6:23, the Blue Jays closed out the half with a 10-3 run to take a 28-21 lead into halftime.

In the first half, FSU was 8-of-30 (26.7%) from the field, 2-of-8 (25.0%) from long range and 3-of-5 (60.0%) from the foul line. JHU was 12-of-32 (37.5%) from the floor, 1-of-8 (12.5%) from three-point range and 3-of-4 (75.0%) from the free-throw line.

Frostburg State opened the second half by narrowing the deficit to 31-29 at 15:09. The Blue Jays would then take control of the game using a 14-3 run to open a 13-point lead, 45-32, with 7:25 remaining in the game. FSU was unable to bring the deficit to within single digits as JHU went on to take its largest lead of the game, 18 points, with only 52 seconds remaining.

In the second half, the Bobcats shot just 5-of-28 (17.9%) from the floor, 0-of-7 from beyond the arc and 7-of-12 (58.3%) from the charity stripe. The Blue Jays were 11-of-28 (39.3%) from the field, 0-of-10 from three-point range and 6-of-10 (60.0%) from the foul line.

For the game, Frostburg State shot 13-of-58 (22.4%) from the floor, 2-of-15 (13.3%) on three pointers and 10-of-17 (58.8%) from the free-throw line. Johns Hopkins was 23-of-60 (38.3%) from field, 1-of-18 (5.6%) from three point range and 9-of-14 (64.3%) from the foul line.

George and freshman Caryn Wright (Baltimore, Md./Western Tech) each scored eight points to lead the Bobcats while senior Stephanie Watts (Baltimore, Md./North County) led the team with eight rebounds.

The Blue Jays’ Amanda Leese had a double-double scoring 13 points and grabbing 10 boards while Katie Kimball added 10 scores.

In other 2006 ECAC Division III Southern Women’s Basketball Championship action, No. 2 Pitt-Greensburg downed No. 7 Wesley, 81-64. No. 6 McDaniel advanced to the semifinals after upsetting No. 3 Catholic, 70-60, and No. 4 Dickinson downed No. 5 DeSales, 68-48, to advance to the next round.

The semifinals will take place on Friday, March 3 at Pitt-Greensburg. JHU will take on Dickinson while Pitt-Greensburg will face McDaniel.

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