WOMEN’S HOOPS CLAWS FROSTBURG STATE BOBCATS

Shenandoah University snapped its four-game women’s basketball losing streak Tuesday evening with a 59-48 non-conference victory over the Frostburg State University (FSU) Bobcats. The Hornets (2-6) earned the win on the strength of a 17-3 run to finish the first half over FSU (2-4). Trailing 19-14 following a pair of Bobcats free throws with 7:55 remaining in the first, the Hornets reeled off a 9-1 run over the next four minutes to take a 23-20 lead. Shenandoah continued to keep up the pressure in the final 3:55, scoring eight of the final 10 points of the stanza, to take a 31-22 lead into the locker room.

Freshman Sarah Dixon, making just her second career start, led all players with 12 first-half points.The Hornets clinched the contest by scoring the game’s final nine points, the last five on a 3-pointer and a pair of free throws from junior Sara D’Amico. FSU was held without a point until Elaina Hummel hit a 3-pointer with 24 seconds remaining. Dixon had a season-high 17 along with eight rebounds while D’Amico added 14 points. Shenandoah returns to ODAC play with a home contest against Randolph College on Saturday, Dec. 8.