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Women's Basketball Suffers Loss to Medaille, 63-51
02/10/2006

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Amanda Baker scored a game-high 22 points to lead Medaille to a 63-51 win over Frostburg State in women’s basketball action Friday evening at the Sullivan Center.

The Bobcats fell to 16-6 overall and 12-4 in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference while the Mavericks improved to 20-1 and 15-0 in the league action.

Medaille took control early, getting out to a 7-0 lead with 16:15 left in the first half on a Kim Sendlak jumper. A Baker layup would later give the hosts an 18-10 lead at 6:08.

Frostburg State battled back to tie the game, 19-19, with 2:47 left in the first half on a jumper by junior Tracie George (Windber, Pa./Windber). The Mavericks would regain the lead by scoring six-straight points to take a 25-19 advantage with 58 seconds remaining in the half.

Junior Krystin Hargrove (Silver Spring, Md./Springbrook) made a jumper with 18 seconds left to send the teams into the lockerrooms with MC holding a 25-21 edge.

Both teams shot poorly in the first half as the Bobcats were 9-of-31 (29.0%) from the floor, 1-of-7 (14.3%) on three pointers and 2-of-2 in free throws. The Mavericks finished 9-of-35 (25.7%) from the field, 0-3 from beyond the arc and 7-10 at the charity stripe.

In the second half, Medaille opened a 11-point lead, 37-26, with 15:49 left. Frostburg State responded by cutting the deficit to 44-39 with a little over nine minutes remaining. MC again extended the lead to 12, 55-43, on a Marisa Clark three pointer with 3:39 to play.

Medaille would hold off Frostburg State hitting 6-of-6 free throws over the final 60 seconds to seal the win.

Both teams improved in the second half, as FSU was 13-of-31 (41.9%) from the field, 1-of-8 (12.5%) on threes and 3-of-6 from the foul line. MC was 15-of-27 (55.6%) from the floor, 1-of-1 from three-point range and 7-of-9 (77.8%) from the line.

For the game, the Bobcats were 22-of-62 (35.5%) from the field, just 2-of-15 (13.3%) on threes and 5-of-8 in free throws. The Mavericks ended the game 24-of-62 (38.7%) from the floor, 1-of-4 (25.0%) from behind the arc and 14-of-19 (73.7%) from the free throw line.

Senior Melanie Herget (Glen Burnie, Md./Old Mill) led FSU with 15 points followed by George with 12 and Hargrove with 11. Senior Stephanie Watts (Baltimore, Md./North County) and freshman Caryn Wright (Baltimore, Md./Western Tech) led the Bobcats with nine rebounds apiece.

Marisa Clark was the only other MC player in double digits with 11 points while Amanda Walling led all players with 10 boards.

The Bobcats return to action tomorrow when they travel to Hilbert at 2:00 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