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Men's Basketball Shoots Down Pitt-Bradford

BRADFORD, PA — Senior Ryan Grabill (Boonsboro, Md./Williamsport) scored a season-high 22 points, grabbed seven rebounds and added six assists, and sophomore Dan Ryley (Frederick, Md./St. John's Prospect Hall) poured in a career-high 20 points and pulled down seven rebounds to power Frostburg State to an 87-63 win over Pitt-Bradford in an Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference game Saturday afternoon at Bobcat Arena.

The Bobcats, who won for the third time in their last four games, shot a season-high 59.6 percent (34-of-57) from the field to improve to 8-8 overall and 3-2 in the AMCC.

The Panthers had their three-game winning streak snapped and fell to 7-7 overall and 3-2 in the conference. The two teams are now tied for second place in the league standings.

The win is just Frostburg State's fourth over Pitt-Bradford in 16 all-time meetings. It is the most lopsided victory by either team in a series that has featured nine games decided by 10 points or less.

Pitt-Bradford had won the last five match-ups dating back to the 2001-02 season.

Frostburg State held an slight 18-16 lead nearing the midway point of the first half before taking control with a 14-2 run over the next six minutes.

The Bobcats stretched their lead to 18, 38-20, with 1:38 left before taking a 38-24 advantage into the break.

FSU shot a scorching 65.2 percent (15-of-23) from the field in the opening stanza.

The Bobcats continued to pour it on in the second half, hitting their first five shots after the break. Grabill scored eight points in the first 10 minutes after halftime, with his three-pointer giving FSU a 64-39 cushion with 11:28 to play.

Grabill sank two more shots from behind the arc as the Bobcats pushed their lead to 29, 80-51, at the 4:43 mark.

Ryley, who shot 9-of-15 from the floor and added three steals, sealed his solid performance with a thundering one-handed dunk in the final minute.

Senior DeNelle Hale (Baltimore, Md./Dunbar), junior David Quay, Jr. (Lewiston, Pa./Indian Valley) and sophomore Antione McCall (Essex, Md./Eastern Tech) scored eight points each for FSU.

Pitt-Bradford senior Matt Rowles, who came into the game leading the AMCC in scoring with 19.1 points per game, was held to just nine points.

Senior Chris Wuest and and freshman Dan Thomas each had nine points for the Panthers, who committed 22 turnovers.

Frostburg State returns to action Wednesday when it hosts La Roche in another AMCC contest at 8:00 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