DJ Nickelson and Sean Scott scored 10 points apiece for the Broncos, who will face fourth-seeded Clinton (22-7) at 1 p.m. Saturday in a regional semifinal. Clinton advanced with a 90-75 quarterfinal defeat of Tompkins Cortland.
Saturday’s other semifinal pits third-seeded Mohawk Valley (24-5) against No. 2 seed Herkimer County (23-7), which beat Delhi in the 2013 Region III championship game. Mohawk Valley and Herkimer County will meet at 3 p.m. Saturday for a chance to reach the regional final, which is slated for 1 p.m. Sunday. The Region III champion will earn an automatic berth to the NJCAA Division III Tournament, which runs March 13-15 at Sullivan Community College.
Also Friday, Herkimer County topped North Country, 69-42, and Mohawk Valley defeated Finger Lakes, 70-66, in the quarterfinal round.
PS Berks 66, Cobleskill 57
Cortrell King finished with 14 points, six rebounds and four assists, but fourth-seeded SUNY Cobleskill bowed out of the North Eastern Athletic Conference Tournament at Lancaster Bible College with a quarterfinal loss.
Alexis Nunez contributed 12 points and five assists for the Fighting Tigers (11-14), which received 10 points and five rebounds from Mike Chapman, and six points and six rebounds from Walton graduate Bryan Backus.
Darren Major scored a game-high 22 points and Christian Burggraf had 19 for the fifth-seeded Nittany Lions (8-17), who avenged two regular-season losses to Cobleskill.
PS Berks advanced to a semifinal at 2 p.m. Saturday against top-seeded Lancaster Bible College.
WOMEN’S BASKETBALLStevens 53, Hartwick 52
Brittney Dumas finished with game-highs of 22 points and 10 rebounds, but second-seeded Hartwick fell to third-seeded Stevens in an E8 Tournament semifinal at Ithaca College.
Dumas hit a three-pointer with 6:40 left to tie the score at 47, but the Hawks failed to grab the lead at any point thereafter.
Back-to-back free throws by Kaitlyn Astel put Stevens ahead, 53-50, with 57 seconds remaining.
Dumas later drew a foul on Dylan Krause and went 1-for-2 at the foul line, and Hartwick (21-5) pulled to 53-52 when Maria Foglia did the same after drawing a foul on Miranda Ripken with 38 seconds left.