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Lewis Notches First Career Double-Double as Men’s Basketball Unable to Complete Comeback

February 1st, 2024 by WCBC Radio

Frostburg State Men's Basketball team saw their second-half comeback attempt thwarted by Glenville State on the road by a final score of 80-70.
GSU opened the game with the first five points, before redshirt sophomore Justin Roseme fed freshman Zane McCarty from deep, with the former then going one-of-two at the line for a 5-4 game two minutes in. Neither side could put the ball in the basket for the next three minutes, with the Pioneers breaking the duck on a quick 7-0 spurt to go up by eight, as junior Sebastian Gahse put in a layup for FSU. Junior Koby Baptiste traded threes with Glenville, with Roseme then getting to the cup to bring the Bobcats within four at 15-11.
Over the next three minutes, GSU kept Frostburg off the board while building up a nine-point advantage, though senior Jaylin Albury and Roseme kept FSU afloat with a jumper and a trey to stay within six. Senior Cole Harshman also hit from distance, but the Pioneers hit back with a 10-0 run that grew the lead to 35-19. The Bobcats tried to slowly chip away at the deficit, which was helped when graduate Jaylon Johnson was fouled from the behind the arc, knocking through all three freebies, before back-to-back lay-ins from freshman Logan Lewis and McCarty brought the score within 11. Thwarting any momentum Frostburg may have had going into the half, a triple with nine seconds left by GSU put them ahead 40-26 going into the locker room.
After a scoreless minute to open the second period of play, the Pioneers hit back-to-back from deep either side of a two-pointer from freshman Malcolm Day, going up by 18. The sides went back-and-forth trading scores, until two straight Lewis layups were followed by a perfect trip to the line by Gahse, Albury hitting a jumper, and another four from Lewis to pull within single digits at 51-42. Glenville made a free throw plus a dunk to try and regain control, but Lewis and Albury continued to shoulder the Frostburg offense, getting two straight buckets midway through the half for a 54-46 score.
As time ticked away, GSU was able to maintain their distance, as the Bobcats tried to spark a run through Roseme hitting a layup and trey, Lewis converting an and-one plus a three, and a pair of Albury free throws, but couldn't get within more than seven. With just over a minute left, an old-fashioned three-point play by Johnson was followed by Baptiste scoring in the lane on a feed from Lewis to get within six, but the Pioneers converted their trips to the line, as a late Roseme layup would be the last FSU score for the 80-70 final.
Lewis led all scorers with 20 points while pulling in a career-high 12 boards for his first collegiate double-double. Roseme joined him in double figures with 13 points, while Johnson filled out the stat sheet with team-highs in both assists and steals at three apiece.
With the loss, Frostburg drops to 2-17 on the year, while Glenville improves to 10-9. FSU returns to Bobcat Arena on Saturday, February 3 to host Concord at 4 p.m. Information and updates will be posted to