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Women's Basketball Earns Hard Faught Win Over AMCC Opponent Pitt-Bradford 54-43

FROSTBURG, Md. – The Frostburg State women’s basketball team defeated Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference opponent Pitt-Bradford 54-43, Saturday afternoon at Bobcat Arena.

With the win, FSU halts a two-game losing streak and improves their record to 7-4 overall and 3-2 in the conference, while Pitt-Bradford loses their third game in a row, falling to 4-7 overall and 3-2 in the league.

Freshman Tonya Handy (Burtonsville, Md./Paint Branch propelled the Bobcats with her fifth double-double of the season, behind 11 points and 13 rebounds, while freshmen Sidra Bing (Columbia, Md./Catholic of Baltimore) and Brittney James (Baltimore, Md./Milford Mill) each scored in the double digits, with 12 and 11 respectively.

Frostburg State opened the game on a 13-4 run, before Pitt-Bradford would counter with 10 unanswered points, giving them the lead 14-13 with 12:00 remaining in the half.

The two teams would battle back and forth, with neither team taking more then a three point lead, until the Bobcats would end the half up five, 29-24.

In the first half, FSU shot 12-of-36 (33.3%) from the floor and 2-of-7 (28.6%) from behind the arc, while UPB went 9-of-22 (40.9%) overall and 2-of-4 (50%) on three-point attempts.

In the second half, Frostburg State controlled the tempo of the game, never relinquishing the lead, on their way to a 54-43 victory. The 11 point difference was their largest of the entire game.

Pitt-Bradford junior Taiasha Brown recorded a season-high 21 rebounds in the game, while also chipping in eight points, one block, and two steals.

For the game, FSU shot 29.4 percent on 20-of-68 attempts and 16.7 percent (2-of-12) on three pointers, while UPB shot 31.5 percent (17-of-54) overall and 25 percent (2-of-8) from behind the arc.

The Bobcats return to the court on January 10 when they host Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference opponent Penn State Altoona at 6:00 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