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Women's Basketball Edges Mary Washington on Faust's Buzzer Beater

FREDERICKSBURG, VA — Frostburg State senior Kim Faust (Ambler, Pa./Upper Dublin) hit a jumper at the buzzer to lift the Bobcats to an exciting 59-58 win over host Mary Washington Tuesday night.

The Bobcats snapped a three-game losing skid to the Eagles and improved to 3-0 for the first time since 1984-85. Mary Washington fell to 0-3.

Frostburg State took a seemingly comfortable 52-42 lead with 6:31 left on a jumper by sophomore Tracey Little (La Vale, Md./Allegany), but the Eagles used a 12-2 run to tie the game at 54 with 2:47 to play.

Freshman Ashley Mello (Edgewood, Md./Edgewood) then hit a free throw to put the Bobcats back in front, 55-54, with 57 seconds left before Dottie Propst sank two from the line to push MWC ahead.

FSU regained the lead, 57-56, on a layup by Little with 30 ticks to go; however, Laura Hanks countered for the Eagles with 13 seconds remaining.

The Bobcats called timeout with nine seconds to play, and senior Holly Myers (York, Pa./York) then drove to the basket before dishing off to Faust, who nailed the game-winning shot from the high post as time expired.

The teams battled closely in the opening moments of the first half before Faust scored eight of her game-high 21 points in a 10-2 run that gave FSU a 16-10 lead at the 10:19 mark.

Mary Washington closed to within three, 20-17, before the Bobcats used a 10-4 to open a 30-21 advantage. However, the Eagles scored the final five points of the half and trailed, 30-26, at the break.

The Bobcats came out firing in the second half and tallied six quick points to build a 36-26 lead. Mary Washington again pulled to within three on a basket by Propst, but Faust, who also added 12 rebounds, scored six straight points for FSU to keep the Eagles at bay.

Myers later sank four free throws and Little hit consecutive buckets to give the Bobcats their 52-42 lead.

Little finished with 18 points and five rebounds, while Mello added seven points and nine boards.

The Bobcats held the Eagles to 31.6 percent shooting from the field and forced 21 turnovers.

Frostburg State returns to action on Saturday at 6:00 pm when it takes on Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference foe Penn State Altoona in the opening game of the Marietta Turkey Shoot Tournament.

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