Saturday, February 23, 2008

Basketball aCCtion: Saturday, Feb. 23

The regular season is over ... but not without some thrilling games around the Conference today.

Franklin & Marshall earned the No. 1 seed for next week's Conference tournament with a 75-71 victory against Dickinson. Sarah Meisenberg scored a game-high 25 points as the Diplomats won their sixth straight game. Ursinus knocked Muhlenberg out of the top spot with a 71-69 win in Allentown. Sarah Hennessey led the way with 21 points for the Bears, who were eliminated from playoff consideration despite the win. Gettysburg secured the No. 4 spot with a 66-54 win vs. McDaniel. Caitlin Moser had 20 points and 11 boards for the Bullets, who play host to the Green Terror again on Wednesday night in a first-round game. Andrea Dodrill had 17 points and a career-best 19 rebounds in her final collegiate game as Johns Hopkins defeated Washington, 69-45. Swarthmore needed overtime to subdue Haverford, 74-65. Laura Popovics scored 10 points in the extra stanza in her final collegiate performance.

Women's Tournament Pairings
Wed., Feb. 27 - 1st Round - McDaniel at Gettysburg
Sat. March 1 - Semifinals - McDaniel/Gettysburg at F&M; Muhlenberg vs. Dickinson (at F&M)
Sun. March 2 - Final - semifinal winners at F&M

Ursinus survived a major scare from Muhlenberg to conclude the CC season unbeaten, downing the Mules, 72-69. Nick Shattuck led the Bears with 18 points, while Mike Bernardini led all scorers with 27 for 'Berg, who was ousted from the playoffs with the loss. Dan Capkin became the 21st 1,000-point scorer in Gettysburg's history in the Bullets' 78-57 win against McDaniel. The win was the 21st of the season for the Bullets, setting a school single-season record. Johns Hopkins locked up the No. 3 seed with a thrilling 69-68 overtime win against Washington. It was the Blue Jays' school-record seventh overtime game of the season, capped by a Doug Polster baseline jumper with 9.6 seconds left for the win. Dickinson qualified for the Centennial tournament for the first time since winning it all in 1997 with a 60-48 road win at Franklin & Marshall. Tom Leszczynski scored 23 points and collected 10 rebounds for the Red Devils. Haverford ended the year with a 78-70 overtime win at Swarthmore. Greg Rosnick led all scorers with a career-best 22 points for the Fords, while Ian McCormick closed his collegiate career with 20 points and 18 rebounds for the Garnet.

Men's Tournament Pairings
Wed., Feb. 27 - 1st Round - Dickinson at McDaniel
Sat. March 1 - Semifinals - Dickinson/McDaniel at Ursinus; Gettysburg vs. Johns Hopkins (at Ursinus)
Sun. March 2 - Final - semifinal winners at Ursinus

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