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Four Players In Double Figures Lead Men's Basketball Past Medaille 85-70

FROSTBURG, Md. — Senior Dale DeBerry (Upper Marlboro, Md./Riverdale Baptist) scored 19 points to lead four players in double figures as the Frostburg State men’s basketball team defeated Medaille 85-70 Saturday afternoon at Bobcat Arena.

The Bobcats are now 9-10 overall and 8-4 in the Allegheny Mountain Collgiate Conference while the Mavericks fall to 8-11 and 4-8 in the league.

Junior Antione McCall (Essex, Md./Eastern Tech) scored 16 points for the Bobcats while junior Keith Hazel (Weirton, W.Va./Weir) netted 15 and sophomore Makiha Cooper (Baltimore, Md./Forest Park) scored 10. McCall and Cooper paced the team with nine rebounds each and junior Brian Green (Baltimore, Md./Archbishop Curley) led the team and tied a season-best with nine assists.

MC was led by Bill Gersitz with 22 points and 10 boards followed by James McNeil with 11.

FSU had a good afternoon from the field, connecting on 35-of-66 ( 53.0%) shots. The Bobcats were also 6-of-14 (42.9%) from three-point range and 9-of-14 (64.3%) from the foul line.

Medaille shot just 25-of-66 (37.95%) from the floor and connected on just 6-of-24 (25.0%) from beyond the arc and just 14-of-25 (56.0%) from the free throw line.

The Mavericks opened a six-point advantage, 17-11, at 13:29 but were unable to sustain the lead as FSU battled back to tie the game at 19, just a minute and a half later.

The teams battled through two lead changes and five ties over the next six minutes until Frostburg State broke open a 31-31 deadlock with a 10-3 run for a 41-34 lead with just 2:32 left in the half.

The visitors cut the deficit to two, 41-39, with 1:02 to go but the Bobcats scored the final three points to take a 44-39 lead at the break.

Hazel hit a three-pointer at 16:51 in the second half to give Frostburg State a 10-point lead. Medaille would come as close as six points twice after that, but FSU used the waning minutes on the contest to take a game-high 17-point lead with 22 seconda left. MC made the games final basket with nine seconds left to end the scoring.

The Bobcats return to action on January 31 when they travel to La Roche at 8:00 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