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March 8, 2014

Hartwick women advance in NCAAs

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“We knew going into overtime that we had them back on their heels and it was our time to attack them,” West continued. “I told the girls this is what March Madness is. This is why they call it the big dance. Sometimes you need luck to win, but I don’t think tonight was luck. I think we were really smart down the stretch.”

Taylor Vonasek contributed eight points for NCAA at-large selection Hartwick, which won its last NCAA game March 1, 1991, with a 55-54 overtime defeat of NYU.

Iyana Abrams’ 22 points paced CUNYAC champion Baruch (21-8), which received 17 apiece from Taylor and Francess Henry.

Hartwick’s next NCAA opponent advanced to Saturday’s second round with a 63-49 victory over Springfield in Friday’s other first-round game at Lambros Arena.

“I think they’re a completely different style,” West said of Amherst. “Baruch is mostly attacking the basket. Amherst has very good shooters. Our goal was to try to stop penetration and box out the best we can. Our game plan is going to have to be different. We need to close out on shooters.

“This is a game I’ve always wanted since I started coaching here,” she continued. “I think it’s going to be a great matchup. I think the smartest team is going to win.”

Hartwick 80, Baruch 77

NCAA D-III TOURNAMENT

First Round at Lambros Arena

BARUCH (21-8): Iyana Abrams 8-14 6-10 22, Francess Henry 5-15 4-6 17, Sheridan Taylor 7-11 3-4 17, Kristen Podlovits 3-9 1-2 9, Alicea Ulmer 2-6 3-8 7, Malika Abdusalaam 2-2 0-0 4, Ashika Kuruvilla 0-0 1-2 1, Veronica Ganzi 0-0 0-0 0, Lynda Fields 0-5 0-0 0, Kiara Johnson 0-2 0-0 0. TOTALS: 27-64 18-32 77.

HARTWICK (22-5): Brittney Dumas 13-24 7-10 34, Maria Foglia 7-15 9-10 23, Taylor Vonasek 2-6

4-6 8, Kate Purcell 1-3 4-5 6, Emily Stone 2-3 0-0 5, Kait Veit 1-2 0-0 2, Lee Arduini 0-3 2-2 2, Christina Graziadei 0-0 0-0 0, Alicia Razanousky 0-1 0-0 0, Jacqui Foreman 0-0 0-0 0. TOTALS: 26-57 26-33 80.

Halftime: Baruch, 31-30. End of regulation: Tied, 66-66.

Three-point field goals: B 5-19 (Henry 3-10, Podlovits 2-6, Ulmer 0-3); H 2-4 (Dumas 1-2, Emily Stone 1-1, Alicia Razanousky 0-1).

Fouled out: Ulmer (B), Taylor (B), Arduini (H), Vonasek (H).

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