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Men's Basketball Falls to Johns Hopkins in Opening Round of Blue Jay Invitational

BALTIMORE, MD — Danny Nawrocki scored 25 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead Johns Hopkins to an 86-81 overtime victory against Frostburg State Friday evening in the Blue Jay Invitational.

With the win, the Blue Jays advance to the championship game against Keystone Saturday at 8:00 pm. The Bobcats will take on Neumann in the consolation game at 6:00.

Three players scored in double-digits for the Bobcats, led by junior Daniel Ryley (Frederick, Md./St. John's Prospect Hall), who at 16 points to go along seven rebounds. Juniors Jason Peterson (Aberdeen, Md./Aberdeen (Harford CC)) and Kamillo Rosenthal (Munich, Germany/Bishop Sullivan) each chipped in 11 and 10 points, respectively.

With 22 seconds remaining, senior Dustin Long (Accident, Md./Northern Garrett) hit a pair of free throws pull the Bobcats to within 76-74. The Blue Jays then committed a crucial turnover with six seconds left and senior Jamal Peterson (Mitchellville, Md./Laurel) hit a running jumper as time expired to send the game into overtime.

In overtime, the Bobcats jumped out to an 81-80 lead at the 2:36 mark. However, the Blue Jays scored the final six points of the contest to seal the victory.

Frostburg State held the lead for much of the first half with its largest margin coming 40-33 at the break.

The Blue Jays used a 10-2 run early in the second to take a 46-44 lead. Nawrocki later hit a layup to give JHU a 70-64 advantage. But Ryley made a layup and Rosenthal hit a jumper and a three-pointer to give the Bobcats a 71-70 lead with 3:03 left.

Hopkins then used four free throws and another Nawrocki basket to take a 76-72 lead with 1:45 left in regulation.

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