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Area college basketball: Zajac, Engineers eliminate Dutchmen in Liberty semis

Area college basketball: Zajac, Engineers eliminate Dutchmen in Liberty semis

Senior forward Jamie Zajac scored 20 points, and three other players scored in double figures as Ren

Senior forward Jamie Zajac scored 20 points, and three other players scored in double figures as Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute won for the eighth straight time by beating Union, 85-77, in the Liberty League tourn-ament semifinals Wednesday night at the Viniar Athletic Center.

Third-seeded RPI (17-9) plays at top seed Hobart in the championship game and an NCAA tourn-ament berth Saturday at 3 p.m.

The Dutchmen finish the season at 20-6, posting the sixth 20-win season in program history.

Brendan Farley and Daniel Martin scored 14 points for RPI.

Senior forward Keven Don­ohue, in the final game of his career, scored 24 points and was 11-for-13 at the line. Donohue finished with 1,499 career points, fifth on Union’s all-time list. Keith Callies led Union with 25 points.

RPI

Zajac 7-2-20, Martin 6-2-14, Farley 4-5-14, Gendron 2-0-5, Harrington 1-0-2, White 5-1-11, Keefe 3-0-7, Hatton 3-0-7, Dugas 1-0-3, Cardenas 1-0-2. Totals: 32-12-85.

UNION

Callies 8-7-25, Donohue 6-11-24, Mason 1-1-3, Winney 5-2-14, Petrone 3-0-6, Firlotte 1-0-3, Lubowitz 0-2-2. Totals: 24-23-77.

Halftime: Union, 45-41. Three-point goals: Zajac 4, Farley, Gendron, Keefe, Hatton, Dugas, Callie 2, Donohue, Winney 2, Firlotte.

HOBART 77, SKIDMORE 72

GENEVA — Top-seeded Hobart knocked off the two-time defending Liberty League champion Thoroughbreds in the Liberty League tourn-ament semifinals at Bristol Gym.

Stefan Thompson scored 23 points, and both Joe Gibbons and Connor Rehbaum tallied 16 for the Statesmen (20-6), who avenged last year’s setback in the tournament championship game.

Tanner Brooks scored 22 points, and Aldin Medunjanin added 21 for the 15-11 Thoroughbreds.

SKIDMORE

Brooks 8-2-22, Medunjanin 6-7-21, Merrill 4-2-12, Johnston 1-0-2, Sithole 4-2-12, Yiljep 1-0-3. Totals: 24-13-72.

HOBART

Thompson 8-5-23, Gibbons 5-6-16, Rehbaum 5-5-16, Bonney 3-2-8, Peer 1-0-2, Davis 4-0-10, Smother 1-0-2. Totals: 27-18-77.

Halftime: Hobart, 40-34. Three-point goals: Brooks 4, Medunjanin 2, Merrill 2, Sithole 2, Yiljep, Thompson 2, Rehbaum, Davis 2.

ASSUMPTION 63, SAINT ROSE 58

WORCESTER, Mass. — Assumption closed the game on a 14-4 run to beat the Golden Knights at Laska Gym.

Dominykas Milka topped the 9-11, 12-12 Golden Knights with 23 points and eight rebounds.

SAINT ROSE

Milka 9-5-23, Dorgler 3-3-10, Sayre 4-2-10, Pope 2-0-5, Hong 2-0-4, Mundweiler 1-1-4, Thomas 0-2-2. Totals: 21-13-58.

ASSUMPTION

Beinert 6-4-18, Quick 7-0-15, Donahue 4-3-14, Bobb-Jones 4-1-9, Zenevitch 1-0-2, Rozsanki 1-0-2, Kasper 1-0-2, Void 0-1-1. Totals: 24-9-63.

Halftime: Saint Rose, 32-29. Three-point goals: Dorgler, Mundweiler, Pope, Donahue 3, Beinert 2, Quick.

HERKIMER COUNTY CC 63, HUDSON VALLEY CC 55

HERKIMER — The eighth-ranked Generals tripped the Vik-ings and improved to 26-3.

Shenendehowa graduate Jose Reyes topped the 19-11 Vikings with 14 points and eight assists, while Brandon Dean came off the bench to score 12.

HVCC

Dean 5-1-12, Reyes 5-1-14, Giglio 3-0-9, Monson 3-0-9, Krimsky 2-0-4, Williams 2-0-4. Totals: 18-2-55.

HERKIMER CC

Floyd 2-1-7, Whittingham 3-0-8, Mitchell 6-0-17, Jefferson 3-0-6, Thomas 4-0-10, Feiler 5-1-14, Foden 1-0-2. Totals: 26-6-63.

Halftime: Herkimer CC, 35-30. Three-point goals: Floyd 2, Whittingham 2, Mitchell 5, Thomas 2, Dean 2, Reyes 3, Giglio 3, Monson 3.

Women

ST. LAWRENCE 58, SKIDMORE 44

CANTON — Kelly Legg scored 16 points to help the Saints oust the Thoroughbreds in the Liberty League tournament semifinals at Burkman Gym.

Greenwich graduate Dani DeGregory topped the 12-14 Thoroughbreds with 17 points.

SKIDMORE

Botiba 2-3-7, McLaughlin 2-0-6, Wartts 2-0-4, DeGregory 5-2-17, Holgate 1-4-6, Gile 1-0-2, Scheuerell 1-0-2 Totals: 14-9-44.

ST. LAWRENCE

Legg 8-0-16, McDuffee 2-6-12, St. Hilaire 2-2-7, Cady 2-2-6, Roberts 2-2-6, Quattrocchi 2-0-5, Wilson 1-0-3, Raue 1-1-3. Totals: 20-13-58.

Halftime: St. Lawrence, 27-15. Three-point goals: McLaughlin 2, DeGregory 5, McDuffee 2, St. Hilaire, Quattrocchi, Wilson.

ASSUMPTION 68, SAINT ROSE 58

WORCESTER, Mass. — Sparked by Gabrielle Gibson’s 31 points, Assumption rallied from a 27-26 halftime deficit to beat the Golden Knights in a Northeast-10 Conference game.

Assumption improved to 15-5 in the NE-10 and 18-6 overall. Gabie Polce and Nicole Bini each poured in 15 points, and Mariah Lesure added 13 for the 6-14, 9-15 Golden Knights.

SAINT ROSE

Polce 5-5-16, Bini 5-3-15, Lesure 5-3-13, Sanchez 4-0-8, Walton 2-0-4, Hansen 1-0-2. Totals: 22-11-58.

ASSUMPTION

Gibson 10-5-31, Siciliano 4-1-9, Ackerman 4-0-8, Ray 4-0-8, Conley 0-5-5, Howard 2-1-5, Idusuyi 1-0-2. Totals: 25-12-68.

Halftime: Saint Rose, 27-26. Three-point goals: Bini 2, Polce, Gibson 6.

HERKIMER COUNTY CC 71, HUDSON VALLEY CC 55

HERKIMER — Despite Schen-ectady product Raeshelle Frasier’s 20th double-double of the season with 12 points and 16 rebounds, the Vikings lost to the 21-7 Generals.

Ashley Creighton (Catholic Central) scored 13 points, and Shaker grad Angelica Smith added 12 points and 11 rebounds for the 8-15 Vikings, who end their season today against SUNY-Delhi.

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