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Skyline conference semifinal update

Farmingdale State Freshman forward Lushanta Savadel goes for

Farmingdale State Freshman forward Lushanta Savadel goes for two against NYU-Poly in Skyline Conference semifinal. February 24, 2011. Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan / Farmingdale State


St. Anthony’s graduate Chris Jimenez hit a three-pointer and two free throws in the final minute of overtime to lift No.3 St. Joseph’s to a 78-75 win over host and top-seeded Mount St. Mary’s in a Skyline Conference semifinal Thursday night. Mt. St. Mary’s Lenny Regaglia hit a three-pointer with 1:03 left in regulation to force overtime.

Jimenez had 23 points, Trey Black added 18 points and eight assists and Steve Velazquez chipped in 16 points for St. Joseph’s (22-5), which advances to the Skyline Final on Saturday where it will face SUNY Purchase.

Old Westbury falls

Frantz Granjean had 25 points and 11 rebounds and Lester Prosper had his 20th double-double of the season (10 points, 15 rebounds), but Old Westbury (13-14) came up short, 85-74, to top-seeded Purchase (22-4) in a Skyline semifinal on Thursday night. With Purchase ahead, 72-61, at the 3:21 mark, Old Westbury went on an 8-2 run and trailed, 74-69, with 1:46 to go. But Purchase put it away with an 11-5 run.

Prosper, a 6-10 senior, wraps us a fine career with 1,479 points, 1,016 rebounds and 251 blocks.


Jalicia Connell hit a three-pointer with 50 seconds left to help lift Farmingdale State (20-7) to a 61-58 victory over NYU-Poly in Skyline semifinal on Thursday night. Connell led Farmingdale State with 15 points and Nikita Green had 14 points for the Rams. Kristin Leitheuser had 20 points and 11 rebounds to lead NYU-Poly (19-7).

Third-seeded Farmingdale State advances to the Skyline final on Saturday for the second straight year and will face host and top-seeded Mount St. Mary.

Old Westbury women come up short

Kim Weathers had 22 points and six assists, freshman Deslyn Applewhaite added nine points and Denise Zajonic had eight points Thursday night for Old Westbury (19-7) in its 71-59 loss to No.1 top-seeded Mount. St. Mary in a Skyline semifinal.

Weathers hit a three-pointer with 10:07 to cut Mt. St. Mary’s lead to 45-39. But the Knights (24-2) ripped off a 13-0 run for a 58-39 lead. Jen Mocanu led Mt. St. Mary with 24 points.

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