By Laura Tome
BUENA VISTA, Va.—Despite leading at halftime, the Southern Virginia University women's basketball team fell to Frostburg State University, 75-71, Wednesday night at Knight Sports Arena.
The Knights (3-19) finished shooting 35.7 percent from the field, 11.1 percent from three-point range and 44 percent on free throws. Southern Virginia recorded 52 boards to the Bobcats' 36, but got into foul trouble as they allowed the Bobcats 23 charity points. The Bobcats (6-15) shot 36 percent from the field, 14 percent from the arc and 77 percent on free throws.
The Knights struggled to maintain the lead during the second half and the Bobcats' ability to capitalize on free throws allowed them to take the win and extend the Knights' losing streak to eight games.
Sophomores Shannon Romito and Crystal Cleveland each scored 15 points and recorded 12 and 11 rebounds, respectively. Melynda Boren poured in 14 points, going 7-11 from the field and provided 10 rebounds.
Freshman Tatiana Monsen contributed 14 points, two steals and one rebound. Mckell Lajeunesse was 2-4 from the line and tallied four boards. Coming off the bench, Paige Crittendon added eight points, eight boards and two assists.
The Bobcats were led by senior guard Elaina Hummel and junior guard Ronjé James, who poured in 22 points apiece. Hummel also contributed five boards, two assists and two steals.
Southern Virginia will travel on Saturday to compete with St. Mary's College of Maryland. Tipoff is scheduled for 2 p.m. at the Michael P. O'Brien Athletics & Recreation Center Arena in St. Mary's, Md.