FROSTBURG, MD —
The Frostburg State women’s basketball team travels to Buffalo, N.Y. to take on Pitt-Greensburg in the semifinal round of the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference Tournament Friday evening at 8:00 pm.
The No. 3 seeded Bobcats (18-8) advance to the semifinals after defeating No. 6 seeded Hilbert Tuesday evening 90-61. The Bobcats scored 47 points off of 33 Hawk turnovers and junior Krystin Hargrove (Silverspring, Md./Springbrook) scored a career-high 31 points to help earn the win.
No. 2 seeded Pitt-Greensburg enters the contest after earning a bye in the first round and finishing the regular season with a 20-5 overall record. UPG downed FSU 77-74, on a last second three pointer by Tish Hines last Saturday in the regular-season finale for both teams.
In two regular-season meetings, Pitt-Greensburg swept Frostburg State. However, the games were close with both FSU loses coming by a total of five points.
Hargrove leads FSU averaging 14.8 points per game followed by classmate Tracie George (Windber, Pa./Windber) with 13.2 and freshman Caryn Wright (Baltimore, Md./Western Tech) with 12.7. Individually, they rank fifth, sixth and seventh in the conference in scoring, respectively.
Senior Stephanie Watts (Baltimore, Md./North County) is a solid all-around player. She currently ranks second in the nation averaging 4.8 steals per game while leading FSU with 8.2 rebounds per game, 4.3 assists per game and 37 total blocks. She is fourth on the team, scoring 8.5 ppg while leading the team with eight double-doubles. In the win over Hilbert, she recorded 11 steals and 11 assists.
As a team, the Bobcats lead the AMCC in shooting percentage (42.2%) and rank second in rebounding margin (+2.2).
Pitt-Greensburg is led by Hines who is averaging 14.7 points per game. Tiffany Menhorn is second on the team with 14.4 points per game followed by Tiara Bennett with 11.9. UPG is led in rebounding by Hines with 9.3 rebounds per game and Mehorn with 5.9.
As a team, Pitt-Greensburg leads the AMCC in scoring offense (72.2), three point field goals made per game (5.12) and turnover margin (+4.64). UPG is also second in scoring margin (+12.1), free-throw percentage (71.3) and assists per game (15.96).
The FSU-UPG winner will advance to play the winner of the Medaille/Penn State Behrend contest in the AMCC championship game on Saturday, February 25 at 3:00 pm
The AMCC Tournament champion will receive an automatic bid the NCAA Division III Tournament.
For further information on this release, contact:
Office of Sports Information
Frostburg State University
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD 21532-2303