Women's Basketball: Potomac State rallies to defeat ACM, 52-50

Allegany College of Maryland’s Shala Shuler works against the defense of Potomac State College’s Alexis Carr, left, during the first half Monday at ACM’s Bob Kirk Arena in Cumberland. Carr scored 15 points and Shuler a game-high 18. PSC won, 52-50.  Photo by Steve  Bittner/Times-News

CUMBERLAND, MD— Potomac State made four crucial free throws down the stretch, overcoming an 18-point deficit early in the second half, as the Catamounts defeated Allegany, 52-50, Monday evening at Bob Kirk Arena.

Alexis Carr had a team-high 15 points for the Catamounts, converting on five field goals and 5 of 6 shooting from the free-throw line.

Treashur Jackson was the second-leading scorer, finishing with 11 points on three field goals, two of which came from three-point land, and going 3 for 3 from the charity stripe.

Carr and Jackson made the vital free throws down the stretch.

Trailing 50-48, Carr made two foul shots in the final minute to tie the game. After re-gaining possession, Jackson then made two foul shots with 8.4 seconds remaining to give the Catamounts the lead and complete the comeback.

For the Trojans, Shala Shuler scored a game-high 18 points as she made five field goals, three from beyond the three-point line, and was 5 for 10 from the free-throw line.

Kierra Turner added 15 on five field goals and five free throws.

The Trojans opened up a 14-1 lead at the end of the first quarter and led 28-13 at halftime. The Catamounts narrowed their deficit down to five points heading into the fourth quarter, where Allegany was 0 for 8 at the free-throw line.