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Little, Faust Not Enough as Women's Basketball Falls to Penn State Altoona

ALTOONA, PA — Sophomore Tracey Little (La Vale, Md./Allegany) scored a career-high 29 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, and senior Kim Faust (Ambler, Pa./Upper Dublin) added 23 points to move into fourth place on the Frostburg State all-time scoring list, but it wasn't enough as the Bobcats fell to host Penn State Altoona, 80-71, Wednesday night at Adler Gym.

The Lions improved to 10-13 overall and 5-6 in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference, just ahead of the Bobcats, who fell to 10-13 and 4-7 in the league.

Penn State Altoona bettered its chances of hosting a first-round AMCC Tournament game next Wednesday, while Frostburg State is still battling three other squads for that right.

Little, whose previous best was a 27-point effort against Marietta December 1, sank 11-of-19 shots, including a surprising 4-of-6 from three-point range.

The 6-0 forward, who had made just four three-pointers all season entering the game, posted her team-leading 10th double-double of the year and her sixth in the last seven games.

Faust now has 1,567 points, surpassing Kara Reed-Nelson, who scored 1,548. Faust is 94 points away from tying Shannon Rexrode for third with at least three more games left in her career.

While Little and Faust were nearly unstoppable, eight other Bobcats combined for just 19 points.

Penn State Altoona came out hot in the first half, shooting 14-of-33 from the floor, including 5-of-13 three pointers, to open a 40-30 lead at the intermission.

The Lions cooled off in the second stanza, hitting just 8-of-25 shots, but they helped themselves at the free-throw line, where they sank a scorching 21-of-23 to seal the victory. They were 28-of-32 from the line for the game, while FSU was 17-of-24.

Kristen Toomey led Penn State Altoona with 24 points, while Amanda Rourke added 18. Kim Ebersole finished with 17 points, six rebounds, five assists and four blocks.

Frostburg State will wrap up its conference schedule with a crucial home contest against La Roche on Saturday at 2:00 p.m.

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