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Hofstra forward Shante Evans looks to pass as (Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Hofstra forward Shante Evans looks to pass as Harvard forward Emma Golen defends. (March 15, 2012)

Harvard 73, Hofstra 71

Hofstra senior guard Candice Bellocchio and the rest of her teammates made a spirited second-half run Thursday night but came up short as Harvard held off the Pride, 73-71, in a WNIT first-round game at the Mack Sports Complex.

Hofstra guard Candace Bond drives into the paint
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Hofstra guard Candace Bond drives into the paint against Harvard. (March 15, 2012)

Hofstra forward Shante Evans looks to pass as
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Hofstra forward Shante Evans looks to pass as Harvard forward Emma Golen defends. (March 15, 2012)

Hofstra forward Shante Evans moves to get past
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Hofstra forward Shante Evans moves to get past Harvard forward Emma Golen. (March 15, 2012)

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Hofstra guard Nicole Capurso controls the ball against
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Hofstra guard Nicole Capurso controls the ball against Harvard. (March 15, 2012)

Hofstra center Marie Malone shoots from under the
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Hofstra center Marie Malone shoots from under the basket guarded by Harvard center Miriam Rutzen. (March 15, 2012)

Hofstra guard Nicole Capurso lines up her free
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Hofstra guard Nicole Capurso lines up her free throw against Harvard. (March 15, 2012)

Hofstra guard Candice Bellocchio drives to the basket
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Hofstra guard Candice Bellocchio drives to the basket ahead of a Harvard defender. (March 15, 2012)

Hofstra guard Andreana Thomas controls the ball against
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Hofstra guard Andreana Thomas controls the ball against Harvard. (March 15, 2012)

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Hofstra forward Shante Evans sinks a free throw
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Hofstra forward Shante Evans sinks a free throw against Harvard. (March 15, 2012)

Hofstra center Marie Malone passes around Harvard defenders
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Hofstra center Marie Malone passes around Harvard defenders under the basket. (March 15, 2012)

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