GREENSBURG, Pa. — The Frostburg State Bobcats returned to non-conference action after the Thanksgiving break with an away matchup with the undefeated Seton Hill Griffins, losing 85-78 in overtime.
The Bobcats led at the half 36-31 before Seton Hill used a 24-19 third quarter then outscored Frostburg 15-8 in overtime for the win. FSU is now 1-6 overall while Seton Hill is 6-0.
Freshman Arianna Briggs-Hall hit a layup and converted a free throw after being fouled to cut the Griffins lead down to four with 7:39 left to play in the first half. Briggs-Hall finished the half converting two free throws after being fouled to put the Bobcats on top 36-31.
Seton Hill opened the second half with a 7-2 run tying the game at 38-38. A three from graduate senior Victoria Diggs with a second left in the quarter tied the game at 55-55.
Both teams battled back-and-forth in the fourth quarter until a layup by Katie Nolan put the Griffins up by two with 18 seconds to play. Ciara Thomas, a freshman, sent the game into overtime for FSU by hitting a layup with seconds remaining.
The teams exchanged one free throw to start the overtime period. The Griffins then converted three free throws and a three-pointer to take a 77-71 lead with 1:29 left to play. A layup by Junior Jada Holland would be answered with a Griffin layup from Lexi Civittolo closing the game.
Diggs powered FSU with 17 points while Holland posted her fourth double-double with 12 points and 12 rebounds. Thomas also scored 17 points while senior Briggs-Hall contributed 11.
Frostburg visits West Virginia State on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m.