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Women's Basketball Downs Hilbert in Opening Round of AMCC Tournament

FROSTBURG, MD — Sophomore Krystin Hargrove (Silverspring, Md./Springbrook) scored a career-high 31 points to lead the Frostburg State women’s basketball team to a 90-61 victory over Hilbert in the first round of the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference Tournament Tuesday evening at Bobcat Arena.

With the win, the Bobcats improved to 18-8 overall while the Hawks end their season 6-19. FSU advances to face Pitt-Greensburg in the semifinals on Friday, February 24 in Buffalo, N.Y. at 8:00 pm.

The Hawks tested the Bobcats early opening a 10-5 lead with 15:22 left in the first half. The lead remained at five until Hargrove drained a three pointer to cut the HC lead to 16-14 at 13:03.

FSU then went on a 10-2 run to open a six-point lead, 24-18, with 8:31 remaining. After the visitors tied the game a little over two minutes later, the Bobcats went on a 13-5 run to take an eight-point lead, 37-29, with 46 seconds to play. However, Hilbert would close out the half with two three pointers, including one at the buzzer, to narrow the gap to 37-35 at the half.

In the first half, Frostburg State shot 14-of-37 (37.8%) from the field, 2-of-11 from three-point range and 7-of-12 from the foul line. Hilbert was 16-of-28 (57.1%) from the floor and 3-of-7 (42.9%) for threes.

FSU blew the game wide open in the second, using a 17-2 run to take a comfortable lead, 56-37, at 14:13. The run was fueled by seven points from Hargrove and six from freshman Cary Wright (Baltimore, Md./Western Tech). Senior Stephanie Watts (Baltimore, Md./North County) made a layup to give Frostburg State a 60-39 lead two minutes later.

With 7:57 left in the game, Hilbert narrowed the deficit to 15 points, 62-47. That is as close as the Hawks would get as the Bobcats used the rest of the game to slowly build their lead to 31 points with 1:05 left.

FSU was much better in the second half shooting 20-of-32 (62.5%) from the field, 3-of-5 from three-point land and a 10-of-15 (66.7%) performance from the foul line. HC struggled in the second, going just 11-of-24 (33.3%), 1-of-3 from beyond the arc and 3-of-6 from the free throw line.

For the game, Frostburg State shot 34-of-69 (49.3%), 5-of-16 (31.3%) on threes and 17-of-27 (63.0%) from the charity stripe. Hilbert outshot the Bobcats using a 27-of-52 (51.9%) effort, including 4-of-10 from three-point range and 3-of-6 on foul shots.

However, the Hawks committed 33 turnovers which led to 47 FSU points.

Junior Tracie George (Windber, Pa./Windber) scored 15 points and added five steals and five assists. Wright and sophomore Amanda Hernandez (Crofton, Md./Arundel) each netted 13 points for the Bobcats. Watts had stellar performance with 11 in both steals and assists.

Hilbert was led by Lindsay Bergman with 18 points followed by Autumn Lee-Jefferies with 15 and Amanda McHale with 12.

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Frostburg State University
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Frostburg, MD  21532-2303

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