La Roche 76
Mount Aloysius 46
PITTSBURGH – Mount Aloysius’ season came to an end with a loss to top-seeded La Roche College in the AMCC tournament.
La Roche jumped out to an early 18-2 lead. But Mount Aloysius (17-10, 11-7) had two 7-0 runs to pull within five points with just under five minutes to play in the first half.
La Roche regained the momentum and took a 30-20 lead into the break.
A string of turnovers allowed La Roche to extend its lead to 18 points. But a Kaleigh Roop traditional three-point play with 15:01 to play pulled the Lady Mounties within 10 points. However, they were unable to get any closer the remainder of the contest.
La Roche’s full-court pressure forced 26 Mount Aloysius turnovers. The Lady Mounties also suffered one of their worst shooting performances of the year. They shot just 29 percent from the field, and were 5 for 25 from behind the arc.
Becky Bard topped Mount Aloysius with 15 points. Roop and Lindsy Sammarco each scored eight points.
Casie Cygan led La Roche with 18 points. La Shauna Brothers added 14 points and 14 rebounds.
Penn Highlands 80
Jordan Swauger had 22 points and eight rebounds, while Rashaud Kelley added 20 points and eight boards to lead Penn Highlands past Westmoreland County Community College
Jermaine Graves had 14 points and nine rebounds, and Grant Speigle netted 13 points and pulled down six rebounds.
Andy Carter of the Wolfpack led all scorers with 24 points.
The Black Bears will travel to Garrett College today to face the second-seeded Catamount of Potomac State at 3 p.m.
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Second place little consolation to contenders
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Conemaugh Township eliminated
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At the very least, the Indians had frustrated them.
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The Quakers had both shots including the game-winner by Winter Fondi with time winding down in a 42-40 victory over the Rams in a nailbiter.
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Pitt slips past Clemson in OT
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Patterson’s 3 with 3 seconds left cut the Tigers’ lead to 67-65.
Robert Morris holds off St. Francis in NEC
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The Colonials (21-12) advance to Tuesday’s championship for the fifth time in six years, facing fourth-seeded Mount St. Mary’s (15-16).
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