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Small, Vaughn Lead Men's Basketball Past Mount Aloysius

CRESSON, PA — Senior Myro Small (Berlin, Md./Stephen Decatur) scored a career-high 27 points and junior Chris Vaughn (Manchester, Md./North Carroll) added a career-high 20 points and six assists to lead Frostburg State to an 88-85 win over Mount Aloysius Wednesday night.

The Bobcats improved to 4-3 with their second straight win, while the Mounties fell to 0-7.

Playing without senior co-captain Ryan Grabill (Boonsboro, Md./Williamsport), the team's second-leading scorer 10.8 points per game, due to illness, Frostburg State trailed by 10, 55-45, with 15:55 left in the second half but used an 11-2 run over the next five minutes to pull to within one.

Mount Aloysius countered with an 11-3 spurt and held a 72-63 lead at the 6:39 mark before the Bobcats made another surge.

A three-point play by Small brought FSU to within 74-71, and Vaughn sank a pair of free throws to make it a 74-73 contest with 4:37 to play.

William Ferguson hit a jumper to put the Mounties back up by three, but Bobcat sophomore Dan Ryley (Frederick, Md./St. John's Prospect Hall) answered with a basket and junior David Quay, Jr. (Lewiston, Pa./Indian Valley) drained two free throws to put FSU in front 77-76, its first lead since a 38-37 edge with 1:09 left in the first half.

Mount Aloysius moved ahead 81-79 on two free throws by Justin Ohler before Vaughn hit a jumper to forge another tie.

Small then put the Bobcats in front for good with a free throw with 1:31 left and then hit a jumper and another free throw to give FSU an 85-81 advantage.

DaMar Miller sank two free throws to cut the deficit to 85-83 with 45 seconds to play, but Vaughn sank 3-of-4 shots from the charity stripe in the final four seconds to seal the victory.

"We scrapped and fought and somehow pulled it out," said Bobcat head coach Webb Hatch. "It was a tough, hard-fought game, and we were fortunate to get out of here with a victory."

Ryley finished with a career-high 15 points and added a personal-best 12 rebounds for his first career double-double.

Ohler led Mount Aloysius with 27 points and 19 rebounds, while Aaron Melius added 15. Miller and Ferguson each scored 14 points.

Frostburg State returns to action Saturday, December 20 when it visits regional powerhouse Christopher Newport at 4:00 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