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Three Bobcats Named to All-AMCC Men's Basketball Squad

GIBSONIA, PA — Frostburg State placed three players on both the All-Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference Men's and Women's Basketball Teams which were announced Saturday following the league's tournament championship games.

On the men's side, senior guard Ryan Grabill (Boonsboro, Md./Williamsport) and sophomore center Dan Ryley (Frederick, Md./St. John's Prospect Hall) were voted to the second team, while senior forward Myro Small (Berlin, Md./Stephen Decatur) earned honorable mention honors.

The trio helped lead FSU to a 15-13 overall record, including a 6-6 mark in the AMCC. The Bobcats made a strong run as the No. 3 seed in the AMCC Tournament, knocking off No. 2 Pitt-Greensburg 57-51 in the semifinals before falling to No. 4 La Roche 44-42 in overtime in the title contest.

Grabill finished as FSU's second-leading scorer (career-high 12.6 ppg) and paced the team in free throw percentage (90.3/84-93), three-point percentage (39.7), three-pointers made (48) and assists (90). He was also second in steals (41).

Grabill had seven games of 20 or more points, including a career-high 25 in an 80-71 win over La Roche February 21. He was named the AMCC Player of the Week twice.

Ryley led the Bobcats in rebounding (5.8 rpg) and finished third in scoring (10.0 ppg). After playing in just 11 games as a freshman, Ryley stepped up his game and appeared in all 28 contests this season, starting 23 times. He led FSU with 36 blocks and tied for second with a 47.3 field goal percentage.

Ryley had five double-doubles, including 14 points and a career-high 14 rebounds in FSU's 44-42 overtime loss to La Roche in the AMCC championship game.

Small led FSU in scoring (13.0 ppg) and was second in rebounding (5.4 rpg). He sank a team-high 131 baskets as well as 101 free throws, and he tied Ryley for second in field goal percentage (47.3).

Small scored 20 or more points five times, including a career-high 27 in an 88-85 win over Mt. Aloysius December 10.

Penn State Behrend senior James Curren was voted the AMCC Player of the Year, while Lake Erie freshman Jajcen Harris was named the AMCC Newcomer of the Year.

Penn State Behrend's Dave Niland was selected the AMCC Coach of the Year after leading the Lions to a 21-3 overall record, including an 11-1 mark in the AMCC and the league's regular-season title.

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