McDaniel holds off Frostburg, 71-64, in women's Division III tournament

March 03, 2005|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Frostburg State cut a 21-point deficit early in the second half to just three with 2:55 left, but host McDaniel's women's basketball team hung on and won, 71-64, in the first round of the NCAA Division III tournament last night at the Gill Center.

The Green Terror (25-3) advance to Saturday's second round against Scranton.

McDaniel's Kelly Cramp led a trio of double-digit scorers with 16. Katy Powell had 11 and Brooke Weimer had 10. Tracey Little paced the Bobcats (21-7) with 24 points.

Frostburg State trailed 45-24 just over two minutes into the second half before mounting a comeback. Krystin Hargrove sparked an 8-0 run with a pair of layups to cut the lead to 45-32. Frostburg closed to within nine, 51-42, with 9:02 left, but the Green Terror pushed its lead up to 14.

FROSTBURG STATE -- George 3-13 2-2 9, Hargrove 2-6 2-2 6, Watts 2-7 5-6 9, True 3-5 3-4 9, Little 10-26 4-5 24, Herget 0-1 0-0 0, Hernandez 2-4 0-0 4, Steinacker 1-4 0-0 2, Mello 0-1 1-2 1. Totals 23-67 17-21 64. MCDANIEL -- Cramp 5-13 2-2 16, Franz 1-6 0-0 3, Weimer 2-6 4-4 10, Costa 2-8 0-0 4, Pundt 3-6 0-1 6, Gregg 0-0 0-0 0, Powell 3-4 4-6 11, Thompson 2-7 4-4 8, Watson 1-5 2-2 4, Barnes 0-0 1-2 1, Hess 0-0 0-0 0, Biggs 3-4 1-2 8. Totals 22-59 18-23 71. Halftime -- McDaniel, 38-22. Rebounds -- FS 35 (Watts, Little 7); McD 50 (Cramp 10). Assists -- FS 13 (Watts 8); McD 18 (Franz 6). A -- 834.

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