WILLIAMSTOWN, WV —
Frostburg State sophomore Tracey Little (La Vale, Md./Allegany)
scored a career-high 27 points and senior Kim Faust (Ambler, Pa./Upper Dublin)
added 22 points, but it wasn't enough as host Marietta held on for a 71-67 win over the Bobcats in the championship game of the 18th Annual Lafayette Hotel Turkey Shoot Tournament Sunday afternoon at the Woode County Christian School.
Little, who had 24 points and 10 rebounds in Saturday's 91-75 win over Penn State Altoona, was named to the all-tournament team, as was Faust, who finished with 23 points in the first-round victory over the Cougars.
Marietta (4-0) jumped out to an early 11-2 lead before FSU pulled to within 17-14. The Pioneers then took control of the game with a 13-0 run over the next seven minutes as the Bobcats missed eight straight shots and committed five turnovers in the stretch.
FSU (4-1) fell behind by as many as 18, 39-21, in the first half but closed out the stanza with an 8-0 run to trail 39-29 at the break.
Little drained a jumper to start the second half to bring the Bobcats to within eight, 39-31, but Marietta outscored FSU, 17-6, over the next 4:03 to build a commanding 54-35 advantage.
The Bobcats cut their deficit to 11 five times, the last coming at 66-55 with 2:30 remaining. The Pioneers answered every time to keep FSU at bay and hit 5-of-7 free throws in the closing minutes to secure the win.
Faust, who grabbed a game-high eight rebounds, and Little, who added six caroms, combined to hit 20-of-33 from the field.
However, eight other Bobcats shot just 5-of-25 and totaled 18 points.
Tournament Most Valuable Player Lish Yoder led Marietta with 20 points and five assists. Katie Moriarity and Heather Bowman added 13 and 10 points, respectively.
The Bobcats return to action on Wednesday when they host Villa Julie at Bobcat Arena 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