Charlotte Renker propels SUNY Old Westbury into NCAA Tournament
Charlotte Renker’s 15 points and 15 rebounds led No. 2 SUNY Old Westbury over No. 1 seed Mount Saint Mary, 53-47, in the Skyline Conference Tournament title game Saturday, clinching the Panthers an automatic berth into the NCAA Division III Tournament.
Tori Bellings added 14 points and four steals for Old Westbury (23-3), and converted a layup with four seconds remaining to extend the lead to 51-47.
Jessica Rini led Mount Saint Mary with 14 points and seven rebounds.
Adelphi 66, Merrimack 50: Natalie Fekula posted career highs of 16 points and 19 rebounds, and Simone Hobdy contributed 16 points and eight rebounds to propel No. 4 Adelphi (14-15) over No. 5 Merrimack in the first round of the Northeast-10 Tournament on Friday. The Panthers visit No. 1 Stonehill in the quarterfinals at 3 p.m. Sunday.
Mount Saint Mary 57, USMMA 34: In Thursday’s Skyline semifinals, Shelby Peters had 12 points and nine rebounds for No. 4 USMMA (17-9). Katie Smith led Mount Saint Mary with 11 points and three rebounds.
LIU Post 74, Daemen 61: Sasha Patterson’s 16 points and 11 rebounds lifted LIU Post (21-6, 16-1 ECC) on Friday. Mikaiya Moore and Kylie Garrett added 12 points apiece for the Pioneers, who clinched the No. 1 seed in the ECC Tournament, which begins March 3. Post hosts Roberts Wesleyan in the regular-season finale Sunday at 1:30 p.m.
Molloy 56, Mercy 41: Marthe Guirand had 20 points and 20 rebounds for Molloy (9-19l, 4-14 ECC). Melody Prichard had 14 points and eight rebounds in the Lions’ regular-season finale.
Yeshiva 77, Farmingdale State 75: In Thursday’s Skyline Conference semifinals, Matthew Graham had 17 points and George Riefenstahl had 16 points and 20 rebounds for top-seeded Farmingdale State (18-8) in its overtime loss to No. 4 Yeshiva. Tyler Hod made the go-ahead three-pointer with 2:05 remaining to break a tie at 74. Gabriel Leifer had 20 points, 15 rebounds and five steals for Yeshiva. Liam Monaghan’s three-pointer for the Rams with 13 seconds remaining in regulation tied the score at 69 and forced overtime.
Stonehill 85, Adelphi 74: In Friday’s Northeast-10 first-rounder, Michael Coffey scored 20 points, and Terrel Martin-Garcia added 16 points, 10 rebounds and three assists in No. 5 Adelphi’s (11-18) loss to No. 4 Stonehill. Coffey converted a pair of free throws to cut the deficit to five with 2:53 remaining, but two free throws by Will Moreton with 1:03 left capped off a 7-0 run to put Stonehill ahead 83-71. Brandon Twitty led Stonehill with 19 points.
Mount St. Vincent 89, SUNY Old Westbury 64: In a Skyline first-rounder Tuesday, Alan McDonald had 15 points and four rebounds, and Preston Powell and Terrin Roland added 11 points apiece for No. 6 Old Westbury (12-14). Ammad Alkhulaidi’s 21 points and nine rebounds lifted No. 3 seed Mount St. Vincent.
Molloy 83, Mercy 61: Curtis Jenkins had 24 points and 12 rebounds to lead Molloy (8-20, 7-11 ECC) on Saturday. the ECC. Mike Torre had 16 points and nine rebounds and Nick Corbett added 12 points, seven rebounds and four assists in the win. Up by 10 at halftime, a jumper by Mike Torre put the Lions ahead 62-42 with 10 minutes remaining. Molloy outrebounded Mercy, 52-37.
LIU Post 9, Adelphi 8: Dylan Harned scored the winning goal and his second of the game with 7:40 remaining in the third period in the season opener Saturday. Steven Frank, William Snelders and Eric Donahoe also had two goals each. Bryan Ochs made 14 saves. Dylan Crossan, Ian Kirby and John Arcidiacono each had two goals for Adelphi.
Suffolk CCC 10, Essex CC 8: Willie Petro had two goals and two assists in Suffolk’s season-opener. Jon Vargas made 18 saves.
Molloy 13, Walsh 4: Kevin Pastier scored five goals for Molloy (1-2) in non-league. Jeff Hauser added two goals. Nick Del Giorno had three assists.
Farmingdale State 22, Mitchell 1: Conor McAvoy had three goals and two assists in Farmingdale State’s season opener. James Ragland added three goals. Jake Borresen and Shane Clark each had three assists.
LIU Post 16, Southern New Hampshire 7: Brianna Feldman and Paige Sherlock each scored four goals, lifting LIU Post in its season opener. Feldman added two assists. Olivia Kirk made 16 saves.
Scranton 17, Farmingdale State 3: Julia Tuohey scored a goal for Farmingdale State in the season-opener. Elena Gallo had four goals and Jill Henson and Shannon Warburton had three goals apiece for Scranton.