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Women's Basketball vs. Johns Hopkins

FROSTBURG, MD — The Frostburg State women’s basketball team travels to Baltimore, Md. this evening to take on Johns Hopkins at 7:00 pm in the 2006 Eastern College Athletic Conference Division III Southern Women’s Basketball Championship.

FSU earned the No. 8 seed after finishing fourth in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference and posting an 18-9 overall record. JHU is the top seed after finishing runner-up in the Centennial Conference Tournament Championship and a 20-7 overall slate.

The Bobcats last made the ECAC tournament in 2003, losing to DeSales in the opening round. The Blue Jays last trip to the ECAC tournament was in 2002 when they lost to Franklin & Marshall in the first round.

Junior Krystin Hargrove (Silver Spring, Md./Springbrook) leads FSU averaging 14.7 points per game and she is 60th in the nation averaging 3.0 steals per game. Classmate Tracie George (Windber, Pa./Windber) is second on the Bobcats netting 12.8 ppg. Hargrove earned second team all-conference honors while George was a third team selection. Freshman Caryn Wright (Baltimore, Md./Western Tech), who is the AMCC Co-Newcomer of the Year, is third on the FSU squad with 12.7 ppg.

Senior Stephanie Watts (Baltimore, Md./North County), who was a second team All-AMCC honoree, is second in the nation with 4.9 steals per game and 56th in the country with 4.6 assists per contest. She leads FSU with 8.3 rebounds per game and 38 total blocks. She is fourth on the team in scoring (8.3 ppg) and leads the way with eight double-doubles.

As a team, Frostburg State ranks 57th in the country in field-goal percentage (42.5%), 68th in scoring offense (69.1%) and 97th in scoring margin (8.4 ppg).

Johns Hopkins is led by Katie Kimball averaging 12.2 points per game followed by Julie Martin with 11.6 ppg. Kimball is ranked 37th in the country with 2.0 blocks per game, while Miller is the leading rebounder for the Blue Jays, grabbing 8.9 boards per game.

As a team, JHU is fifth in NCAA Division III in field-goal percentage defense holding, opponents to a stingy 31.8 percent. Johns Hopkins is also 14th with rebounding margin (9.2), 41st in scoring defense (53.6%), 65th in win-loss percentage (74.1%) and 67th in scoring margin (10.3 ppg).

The FSU-JHU winner will advance to play the winner of No. 4 seeded Dickinson/No. 5 seeded DeSales in the semifinals on Friday, March 3.

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