Women's Basketball Wins Crucial AMCC Contest Over Mt. Aloysius, 79-74
– The Frostburg State women’s basketball team used a strong second-half performance to down Mt. Aloysius 79-74, in a crucial Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference match, Thursday evening at Bobcat Arena.
FSU (16-8, 11-6) extended it’s winning streak to six-straight games and will host a first-round AMCC match, with a win at Lake Erie on Saturday. With the loss, MAC (11-13, 6-11) had a three-game win streak halted.
Senior Krystin Hargrove (Silver Spring, Md./Springbrook) had another stellar game, scoring 25 points, recording seven steals, grabbing five rebounds and dishing out one assist. Freshman Brittney James (Baltimore, Md./Mildford Mill) posted a double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds.
Lindsey Bush led the Mounties with 25 points followed by teammate Brianna Baker who chipped in with 17.
The Bobcats found themselves down 13 points coming out of halftime, but used high energy and quick baskets to give themselves the lead 48-47 just four minutes into the second half.
The two teams would exchange the lead eight times over the next 11 minutes before FSU used a senior Tracie George (Windber, Pa./Windber) jumper, with 5:56 left in the game to put them up 67-65.
Mt. Aloysius would tie the game 74-74 when Bush sank two free-throws, with 1:25 left, however Frostburg State would hold the Mounties without a score for the remaining of the game, giving the Bobcats the win, 79-74.
The Mounties shot just 26.5% (9-of-34) from the floor and 1-of-11 (9.1%) from behind the arc, while the Bobcats lit up the nets for 55.9% (19-of-34) overall and 1-of-2 (50%) from three-point range, in the second half.
In the first half, both teams would battle back and forth, but MAC took the lead 13-12 with 14:18 left and didn’t reliquish it the rest of the half.
FSU would narrow the lead to three points, with 5:43 left, but Mt. Aloysius used a 17-7 run to close out the half with the lead 45-32.
For the game, FSU shot 43.1% overall (31-of-72) and 1-of-5 (20%) on three-pointers, while MAC went 26-of-66 (39.4%) from the floor and 4-of-17 (23.5%) from behind the arc.
FSU finishes the regular season when it travels to conference opponent Lake Erie on Saturday at noon.
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