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Women's Basketball to Face Mary Washington in Home Opener Tuesday; Men Visit DII Power Indiana (Pa.)


TIPOFF: Memorial Field House (Indiana, Pa.) - 7:30 pm

RECORDS: Frostburg State: 2-0; Indiana (Pa.): 1-0

SERIES: Indiana (Pa.) leads 11-1

LAST MEETING: Indiana (Pa.) 93-76 (Nov. 23, 2002 FSU Tip-Off Tourn. championship game)

GAME NOTES: The Bobcats look to go 3-0 for the first time since 1997 but will have a tough test in Division II Indiana (Pa.), which pummelled Penn State-McKeesport 119-62 in its season-opener Sunday.

Frostburg State won the FSU Tip-Off Tournament this past weekend with victories over Waynesburg (79-74) and Bridgewater (79-66).

Senior forward Myro Small earned tourney MVP honors after recording 33 points, six rebounds, three assists and three steals in two games. Junior David Quay, Jr. was also named to the All-Tournament Team after finishing with 21 points, 10 rebounds and four assists in the two wins.

Junior Chris Vaughn was also sharp over the weekend, scoring 23 points on the strength of 7-of-11 shooting from three-point range.

IUP had five players score in double-figures against McKeesport, led by Gary Franklin's career-high 33. Franklin also added a game-high 12 rebounds.

Ayyub Ali (27 pts, 10 rebs), Brian Kizzie (20 pts, 9 assists), Ed Peterson (17 pts) and Eric Castorina (13 pts, 8 reb, 6 stls) also had solid games.

IUP, which advanced to the NCAA DII national semifinals two years ago, boasts five players 6-feet-7 or taller.


TIPOFF: Bobcat Arena - 6:00 pm

RECORDS: Frostburg State: 1-1; Mary Washington: 0-2

SERIES: FSU leads 22-9

LAST YEAR: FSU 59-58 at Mary Washington

GAME NOTES: The Bobcats open their home schedule following a solid runner-up showing at the Wilmington (Ohio) Tournament last weekend. FSU downed Methodist, an NCAA Tournament participant each of the last two seasons, 68-55 before falling to Thomas More 64-52 in the title game.

Juniors Tracey Little and Jamie Cable earned All-Tournament Team honors after powering the Bobcats. Little had 28 points, 28 rebounds and six blocks in two games, while Cable recorded 32 points and 17 rebounds. Sophomore Melanie Herget added 20 points in the two contests.

Mary Washington is off to an 0-2 start under first-year head coach Deena Applebury. The Eagles fell to both Muhlenberg (101-78) and Gwynedd-Mercy (61-53) in the Muhlenberg Tip-Off Tournament this past weekend.

Adrienne Barnes leads MWC with 12.5 ppg, while Laura Hanks (11.5) and Jenn Olinger (10.5) are also scoring in double-digits.

FSU won last year's meeting on a jumper at the buzzer.

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