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January 11, 2014

PSC tops Butler

BUTLER, Pa. — Leah Hershberger scored 15 points, Chelsea Keyser had 11 and Potomac State shook off  some rust from a four-week layoff and beat Butler County 53-31 in their Western Pennsylvania Collegiate Conference opener on Saturday.

Kirsten Rayner and Jenna McAtee had six points and eight rebounds each, and Hershberger came up with three steals for Potomac State (9-2).

It was Potomac State’s first game since a 72-55 win over Penn State Dubois on Dec. 11. The Cats overcame a cold shooting afternoon, hitting only 19 of 79 shots, but led the whole way. Potomac State led 22-11 at halftime.

Shelby Johnston had 14 points and Jen Barry 13 for Butler.

Potomac State will host Westmoreland on Wednesday at 5 p.m.

Southern Maryland    64

Allegany    59

Taylor White scored 21 points, Maekala Bryant had 14 and Alexis Fennell 12 to help Southern Maryland fend off Allegany College at Bob Kirk Arena.

White hit eight field goals and all five of her free throws to lead the Hawks (5-7, 4-4 Maryland JUCO).

Gina Rievel and Courtney Landis led the way for Allegany. Rievel had a game-high 25 points, hitting nine field goals and four of six free throws. Landis had 18 points and seven rebounds. Rievel and Landis each hit three three-point shots.

KeKe Paige and Samantha Frankenberry had 10 rebounds apiece for the Trojans.

Allegany (3-10, 1-4) will host Chesapeake in a non-conference game on Monday at 4:45.

Marymount    93

Frostburg State    62

Katelyn Fischer poured in 27 points and dished out eight assists, and Kievanna Lacey had a double-double with 19 points and 19 rebounds to power Marymount past Frostburg State.

Marymount (8-5, 4-1 Capital Athletic Conference) took control by closing the first half on a 14-1 run for a 42-26 lead. The Saints shot 57 percent from the field in the first half.

Ronje James scored 19 points off the bench and Courtney Young had 16 points and eight rebounds for Frostburg State (2-9, 1-5). Elaina Hummel added 15 points, four assists and three rebounds.

FSU will host Southern Virginia on Wednesday at 6 p.m.

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