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Weakly One Shy of Career-High in Home Defeat to #5 Pioneers

February 5th, 2023 by WCBC Radio

FROSTBURG, Md. – The Frostburg Women's Basketball team hosted the fifth-ranked Glenville State Pioneers for a Saturday afternoon match-up at Bobcat Arena, falling by a score of 90-74.

The teams would go back and forth exchanging shots in the opening possessions until senior Rhiana Hall got the Frostburg offense going with a long shot from beyond the arc. Freshman Emilee Weakley hit back-to-back jump shots to make the score 14-7 Glenville midway through the first quarter. GSU used the three-ball and their vaunted press to maintain the upper hand, taking a 25-13 lead into the second quarter. 

Senior Maggie Sharp got her first points of the game a minute into the second period, making the score 28-15 Pioneers. Weakley once again powered through the Glenville defense, getting to the basket for back-to-back layups, then senior Arianna Briggs-Hall and Hall both added mid-range jump shots, making the score 43-28 GSU. Despite a late surge of energy from FSU, they found themselves down 49-32 at the break.

Junior MacKenzie Freeze showed off her range from three, knocking in her first basket of the afternoon. Weakley added on two more baskets on a layup and a jumper, as both teams struggled to find offense. GSU continued to maintain their pressure and force FSU mistakes, taking a 67-45 lead into the fourth.

Briggs-Hall opened the final quarter for the Bobcats by powering her way to the basket for an easy lay-up. Sharp's talent from beyond the arc came through as well, knocking down her first three of the game. Weakley worked the floor time after time, getting to the basket on five occasions in the frame. Hall hit two step-back jump shots in the final minutes of the game. The Bobcats outscored the Pioneers 29-23 in the quarter, their highest total of the game, despite the final scoreline of 90-74. 

Weakley led the charge for Frostburg with a double-double, dropping 37 points, one shy of her season-best, while grabbing 16 rebounds, which did set a new career-high. Hall added 12 points for the Bobcats, followed by Briggs-Hall with eight points and seven rebounds.

With the loss, Frostburg falls to 5-17 on the season, while the Pioneers move to 20-2 overall. Make sure to catch the Bobcats back in action on Wednesday, February 8 as they host the Alderson Broaddus Battlers for a 5:30PM tip-off at Bobcat Arena. For more information and updates, please visit