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Medaille Slips Past Women's Basketball 73-62

FROSTBURG, MD. – Senior Krystin Hargrove (Silver Spring, Md./Springbrook) recorded her first double-double of the season, but it wouldn’t be enough, as the Bobcats fell 73-62 to Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference leader, Medaille College, Saturday afternoon at Bobcat Arena.

With the win, the Mavericks (15-4, 11-1 AMCC) extend their winning streak to six games, while FSU (10-8, 6-6 AMCC) dropped its third-straight game.

Hargrove, who was honored before the game for scoring her 1,000th career point as a Bobcat last month, led the way for Frostburg State with 19 points, 11 rebounds, five steals, four assists, and one block.

Teammates senior Tracie George (Windber, Pa./Windber) and junior Amanda LaPorta (Westminster, Md./Westminster) each chipped in with 13 points. LaPorta also grabbed six rebounds and dished out two assists, while George had six steals, five rebounds, and four assists.

The Mavericks had three players score in double-digits, led by AMCC Preseason Player of the Year Amanda Baker with 22 points. Sara Bukas was second in scoring with 19, followed by Amanda Walling who contributed with 12 points.

Frostburg State used high energy and stiffling defense to stun Medaille in the first half. For the first 12 minutes of the game the two teams traded baskets and with 8:08 to play in the half, the score was in favor of Frostburg State 18-16.

For the next three minutes, the Bobcats would hold MC without a field goal and with 4:04 remaining, FSU found themselves up 12 points, 30-18. Medaille would not give up however, closing out the half on an 18-5 run, giving the visitors the lead 36-35 at the break.

Medaille was held to just 38.2% from the field (13-of-34) and 0-of-4 (0%) on three-pointers for the first half, while the hosts shot 48.4% (15-of-31) from the floor and 3-of-8 (37.5%) from behind the arc.

The second half belonged to the Mavericks for they only relinquished the lead just once the entire period. With 17:51 remaining, Bukas made a lay-up, giving Medaille the lead for good.

FSU would rally and bring the score to 53-51, with 11:05 to play, however Medaille would be too much to handle down the stretch as they finished the game 73-62.

Medaille shot 41.9% (26-of-62) from the floor and 1-of-7 (14.3%) from behind the arc for the game, while Frostburg State went 26-of-74 (35.1%) overall and 6-of-17 (35.3%) on three-pointers.

Frostburg State returns to action on January 29 when it hosts Bethany at 6:00 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