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Little, Faust Power Women's Basketball Past Penn State Altoona

WILLIAMSTOWN, WV — Sophomore Tracey Little (La Vale, Md./Allegany) scored a career-high 24 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, while senior Kim Faust (Ambler, Pa./Upper Dublin) added 23 points to power Frostburg State to an impressive 91-75 win over Penn State Altoona in the first round of the 18th Annual Marietta College Lafayette Hotel Turkey Shoot Tournament Saturday evening at Woode County Christian School.

The Bobcats improved to 4-0 on the season and ended a four-game losing skid to the two-time Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference champion Cougars, who fell to 2-3.

Little, whose previous career-high was 22 points in a 78-72 loss to Penn State Altoona February 13, scored 14 points in the first half to help FSU open a 48-36 lead at the break. Her lay-up at the 10:40 mark sparked a 12-4 run that gave the Bobcats a 31-20 advantage with 6:54 left in the opening stanza.

The Cougars closed to within five, 39-34, on a three-pointer by senior Kristen Toomey, but FSU pushed its lead back to double-digits on a pair of free throws and a three-pointer by senior Holly Myers (York, Pa./York).

FSU continued to pour it on in the second half, opening a 62-40 bulge just over four minutes into the half. The lead grew to as many as 32, 83-51, with 10:53 to go.

Myers finished with 12 points, six assists and five rebounds, while seniors Naomi Mason (Hagerstown, Md./North Hagerstown) and Christina Bleivik (Anchorage, Alaska/Bartlett) each added seven points.

Toomey scored a game-high 29 points for Penn State Altoona, while Kim Ebersole added 17 points and eight rebounds.

Frostburg State will play the winner of Marietta or Hiram in the championship game tomorrow at 3:30 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