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George Scores 1,000th Point, Women's Basketball Defeats St. Joseph's (N.Y.) 64-55

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senior Tracie George (Windber, Pa./Windber) scored her 1,000 career point and a team-high 17 to lead Frostburg State to a 64-55 win over St. Joseph's (NY) in the opening round of the Gallaudet Tournament, Saturday evening.

George, who entered the contest with 998 points, hit a three-pointer at 14:21 in the first half to cross over the 1,000-point barrier. Classmate Krystin Hargrove (Silver Spring, Md./Springbrook) was the only other Bobcat in double figures adding 13 scores.

Kaitlin O’Neil paced the Golden Eagles with 18 points on 8-of-12 shooting and Lyntette Reyes chipped in with 11.

Both teams battled through a close first half that featured nine lead changes and seven ties. Hargrove gave FSU (3-0) a five-point lead, its largest of the half, with a layup at 12:12.

However, SJC (2-3) countered and took a four-point lead, 32-28, with just 1:03 until halftime. FSU freshman Brittney James (Baltimore, Md./Mildford Mill) narrowed the the score to 32-30 off a tip-in with no time remaining on the clock.

Frostburg State took the lead for good early in the second half, when freshman Sidra Bing (Columbia, Md./Catholic of Baltimore) made a jumper at 17:37 to make the score 36-34.

After FSU built the lead to eight points, 42-34, the Golden Eagles battled back and a Reyes three pointer brought the score to 48-46, with nine and a half minutes to play in regulation.

The Bobcats put the game away from there, using an 11-3 run to open a 10-point lead with 6:05 remaining before going on for a 64-55 victory.

FSU will face Gallaudet tomorrow afternoon at 3:00 pm in the championship game.

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