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Molloy hires Kate Lynch to coach women's hoops

Southern Connecticut's Kate Lynch, right, guards Connecticut's Maya

(Credit: AP)

Molloy hired Kate Lynch as its new women's basketball coach. Lynch was named the NJCAA coach of the year after guiding the Community College of Rhode Island to a 25-7 record. Her team won three straight regional titles.

Lynch previously was an assistant at Worcester Polytechnic Institute and the director of basketball operations at Fairfield. She played four years at Southern Connecticut State,...

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Dowling vs. NYIT in NCAA tournament

Dowling's Danielle Wilson (23) attempts a free throw

(Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)

East Coast Conference women’s basketball champion Dowling (25-3) will face NYIT (23-5) Friday at Bentley in the NCAA East Region Tournament.

LIU Post (19-9) will face top-seeded Bentley (28-1).

Dowling, the third seed, has defeated sixth-seeded NYIT three times, including a 72-49 victory Sunday in the conference championship. The bracket also includes Stonehill-Franklin Pierce and Holy...

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