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Women's Basketball Holds Off Washington & Jefferson

WASHINGTON, Pa. — Junior Kim Faust (Ambler, Pa./Upper Dublin) scored a game-high 27 points on 12-of-16 shooting to help Frostburg State hold off Washington & Jefferson, 78-75, in women’s basketball action on Monday evening in Washington, Pa.

The Bobcats (8-17) trailed by nine points, 60-51, midway through the second half before storming back. FSU then ran off a 25-9 run over the next nine minutes to take a 76-69 lead with 2:47 remaining in the game.

Junior guard Holly Myers (York, Pa./West York) drained three treys, and sophomore forward Tracey Little (Cumberland, Md./Allegany) scored eight points during the stretch for FSU.

Washington & Jefferson (11-13) scored the next six points to close to within one, 76-75, with 1:03 remaining, but Faust sank a pair of free throws moments later and President sophomore Shawndra McDonald's three-point attempt with three seconds left fell short.

The Bobcats ran out to an early 18-9 lead in the first seven minutes of the contest and held a 32-25 advantage with 5:39 left in the first half.

W&J scored the next six points to cut the FSU lead to 32-31 with 2:30 remaining in the opening stanza, but Faust hit two jumpers in the final minute to stretch the lead back to four points (38-34) at the break.

Washington & Jefferson forced the fifth tie of the contest (49-49) with 14:52 left and then outscored the Bobcats, 11-2, over the next 3:31 to assume the 60-51 lead.

Faust added five rebounds and three assists, while Myers finished with 17 points. Little added 14 points and a game-high nine rebounds. FSU shot a season-high 56.1 percent (30-of-68) for the game.

"Kim just completely dominated the inside, and Tracey did a good job rebounding," said Bobcat Head Coach Jody Pepple. "Hopefully this gives us a boost heading into the AMCC Tournament."

McDonald paced the Presidents with 22 points, eight assists and four rebounds. Junior forward Amy Strosnider netted 16 points and grabbed eight boards, while junior forward Lauren Hull and sophomore guard Rachel Armitage scored 14 and 13 points, respectively.

The Bobcats return to action on Wednesday when they travel to Erie, Pa., to face Penn State Behrend in the first round of the AMCC Tournament. Game time is 6:00 p.m.

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