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Farmingdale State women grab Skyline automatic bid

Guard Nicky Young hit two free throws with 9.7 seconds remaining to give Farmingdale State a 40-39 victory over host Purchase in the Skyline Championship Game Saturday, sending Farmingdale State to the women's Division III NCAA Tournament.

Purchase missed a jump shot with two seconds left.

Farmingdale State will learn its first-round opponent Monday at 2:30 p.m.

Siohban Purvis scored a game-high 13 points and had 13 rebounds. Young added 10 points and nine rebounds.

Purchase held a four-point lead for most of the second half before Farmingdale tied the game with 11:48 remaining. After the Rams took a 31-29 lead on a Purvis layup, Purchase scored eight consecutive points to take a 37-31 lead.

Purvis gave Farmingdale State the lead again with 1:56 remaining, but Purchase scored on the next possession, taking a one-point lead.

Farmingdale men fall

The Farmingdale State men lost to Purchase, 71-48, in the nightcap of the Skyline championship doubleheader. AJ Matthews had 28 points, 17 rebounds and four blocks for FSU (20-7).

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