— Medaille had three players score in double figures led by Amanda Baker’s 29 points and 10 rebounds as the Mavericks stopped Frostburg State’s 11-game winning streak with a 71-61 victory in Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference action Friday night at Bobcat Arena.
The Mavericks improved to 16-5 overall and 11-4 in the AMCC, while the Bobcats fell to 18-5 overall and 15-1 in league play.
Baker, who scored 21 of her 29 points in the first half, made a layup giving Medaille a nine-point lead, 48-39, with 14:57 left in the contest. However, Frostburg State answered with nine straight points to tie the game with 11:37 remaining.
The contest didn’t remain close for long as Medaille used a 14-4 run to open up a 10-point lead, 62-52, with 5:52 showing. FSU made a late charge, cutting the deficit to four at 62-58 on a basket by senior Tracey Little (LaVale, Md./Allegany) with 1:34 left.
Baker made a pair of free throws with 1:06 remaining to extend the Maverick lead back to nine at 67-58. Sophomore Tracie George (Windber, Pa./Windber) then drained a three at 57 seconds to bring the Bobcats to within six, 67-61. However, Medaille converted four free throws down the stretch to seal the victory.
Medaille took an early 4-0 lead before the Bobcats scored seven straight points capped by a Little basket to take the lead at 17:42. The Bobcats would extend their lead to seven, 19-12, when sophomore Ashley Mello (Joppa, Md./Edgewood) converted a layup at the 11:59 mark.
The Mavericks used a Baker layup at 9:59 to bring the score even at 21. Frostburg State countered with a 14-4 run to take its largest lead of the half, 35-25, with just under four minutes to play.
Medaille then scored 11 straight points, seven by Baker, to take a one-point lead, 36-35, with 15 seconds remaining until halftime. George made a layup with six seconds left to give FSU a 37-36 halftime edge.
Little led the Bobcats with 19 points and eight rebounds, and George added 18 points and four steals.
Medaille also had Marisa Clark (21) and Amanda Walling (14) score in double digits while Clark led all players with six steals.
Frostburg State returns to action tomorrow as it hosts Hilbert in another AMCC contest at 4:00 pm.
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Office of Sports Information
Frostburg State University
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD 21532-2303