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Women's Basketball Falls to Penn State Behrend in Overtime

FROSTBURG, MD — Senior Kim Faust (Ambler, Pa./Upper Dublin) sank a jumper with 11 seconds left in regulation to force overtime, but Penn State Behrend sank 9-of-12 free throws in the extra session to edge host Frostburg State, 78-75, in an Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference contest Saturday afternoon at Bobcat Arena.

The Lions (7-8, 3-1 AMCC) picked up their sixth straight win over the Bobcats, who dropped their eighth in a row and fell to 5-9 overall and 0-3 in the league.

Frostburg State trailed by as many as nine, 44-35, in the opening moments of the second half before slowly climbing back into the game.

Faust's lay up with 12:16 to play brought the Bobcats to within one, 52-51, and fellow senior Holly Myers (York, Pa./West York) followed with two free throws to give FSU its first lead since a 33-31 advantage with 3:53 to go in the first half.

Penn State Behrend regained the lead on a pair of free throws by Danielle Freeburg, and the teams were tied six times and traded the advantage four more times down the stretch.

Myers drilled a three-pointer to give the Bobcats a 62-59 edge with 3:15 left, but the Lions used a 6-1 spurt to move ahead by a basket with 1:59 to play.

Faust pulled FSU even again on a jumper with 1:16 remaining, but Carly Cochran put the Lions back in front with a steal and layup with just 30 seconds left.

After a Bobcat timeout, Myers missed a three-pointer from the top of the arc, but Faust was there under the basket for the rebound and put-back.

Cochran missed a jumper three seconds to play in regulation, and teams went into their first overtime games of the season.

Foul trouble took its toll on the Bobcats in overtime, as three players picked up their final fouls. Behrend took a 71-69 lead on a pair of free throws by Erica Mozdy before Myers drained a three-pointer to give FSU a 72-71 edge with 1:12 left.

Behrend used six straight free throws to take a 77-72 advantage, but the Bobcats caught a break when senior Christina Bleivik (Anchorage, Alaska/Bartlett (Pa.)) was fouled on a three-point try with five seconds left.

Bleivik sank all three subsequent free throws to bring FSU to within 77-75, but Mozdy hit another free throw and Bleivik's desperation three-pointer missed at the buzzer.

Fouls and free throws proved to be the difference, as Behrend made 31-of-40 attempts while FSU hit 11-of-15. The Bobcats were whistled for 30 fouls, as opposed to 14 for Penn State Behrend.

Faust posted 22 points and 14 rebounds for her second double-double in three games, while Myers tied her season-high with 21 points.

Cochran paced the Lions with 21 points, while Amber Krumpe added 20. Mozdy finished with 13 points and a team-high nine rebounds.

Frostburg State hosts two-time defending conference champion Penn State Altoona on Wednesday 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