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Union, Skidmore both advance in NCAAs

Union, Skidmore both advance in NCAAs

Union, Skidmore both advance in NCAAs
Union’s Deshon Burgess drives on Jordan Sears of Weslyan University Friday in their Division III NCAA Tournament game.
Photographer: University of Rochester Athletics

ROCHESTER — The Union men’s basketball team had another accomplishment for the first time since 2005.

Deshon Burgess scored 30 points, and the Dutchmen advanced to the second round of the NCAA Division III Tournament by beating Wesleyan 89-83 in the first round on Friday at the University of Rochester’ Louis Alexander Palestra.

The Dutchmen (17-10) are in the NCAAs for the first time since 2005, thanks to winning their first Liberty League in 12 years.

Union will face host Rochester, which routed Albertus Magnus 89-66, in the second round tonight at 7.

“We have five seniors, and we’re just battling for our lives right now,” Burgess said. “Every game is a war. Every game is a battle. We’re just trying to keep this going. St. Lawrence sparked that, and we’re just riding off of that.”

Burgess had his third straight game scoring 30 points or more. He passed Jim Tedisco for fourth place on Union’s all-time scoring list with 1,652 points.

Burgess scored 17 points in the first half as Union took a 43-33 lead. He was 9-for-9 from the foul line in the half, and 11-for-11 for the game. Union was 30-for-35 from the line.

“In the first half, I think we got some great looks,” Union coach Chris Murphy said.

Greg Kings cored 20 points for Union, Kevin Weckworth added 15 and Wade McNamara had a double-double with 11 points and 11 rebounds.

UNION
Burgess 9-11-30, King 5-7-20, McNamara 5-0-11, Bouton 1-1-3, Weckworth 3-7-15, Liquori 3-0-6, McNoble 0-4-4. Totals: 26-30-89.
WESLEYAN
Rafferty 8-3-24, Bonner 5-5-19, Krill 1-2-4, Kuo 2-0-4, O’Brien 1-1-3, Bascom 6-2-14, Green 4-3-13, Sears 0-2-2. Totals: 27-18-83.
Halftime: Union 43-33. Three-point goals: King 3, Weckworth 2, Burgess, McNamara, Rafferty 5, Bonner 4, Green 2.

SKIDMORE 75, NEW JERSEY CITY 67
BABSON PARK, Mass. — Aldin Medunjanin and Edvinas Rupkus combined for 43 points to lead the Skidmore over 24th-ranked New Jersey City University at Babson 
College.

The Thoroughbreds (20-7) move into the second round for the third straight season and will face host Babson, a 92-76 winner over Husson, in the second round tonight at 7.
Medunjanin scored 23 points to lead Skidmore. Rupkus added 20.

NEW JERSEY CITY
Toney 6-4-19, Harris 5-6-19, Robinson 5-0-12, Brown 3-0-6, Wosu 2-0-4, Julius 1-0-3, Kelley 1-0-2, Brutus 1-0-2. Totals: 24-10-67.
SKIDMORE
Medunjanin 5-12-23, Rupkus 5-9-20, Gallagher 3-3-10, Paris 3-1-8, Jackson 2-3-7, Morrow 1-0-3, Williams 1-1-3, Byrne 0-1-1. Totals: 20-30-75.
Halftime: Skidmore 39-35. Three-point goals: Toney 3, Harris 3, Robinson 2, Julius, Gallagher, Morrow, Rupkus, Paris, Medunjanin.

Men’s hockey
CLARKSON 7, RPI 4

POTSDAM — Troy Josephs has two goals and two assists, and the sixth-seeded Golden Knights raced out to a 5-0 lead and held on to beat the 11th-seeded Engineers to take a 1-0 advantage in the ECAC Hockey tournanent best-of-three first-round series at Cheel Arena.

Viktor Liljegren had a pair of power-play goals for RPI (8-27-1). Jake Marrello and Jared Wilson had the other RPI goals.

RPI    0 1 3 — 4
Clarkson    3 3 1 — 7

First Period — 1, Clarkson, Vigneault 12 (de Haas, Josephs), 7:05. 2, Clarkson, Rempal 9 (Moro), 12:35. 3, Clarkson, Josephs 16 (Egle, Vigneault), 16:49 (pp). Penalties — Hayhurst, RPI (cross-checking), 16:18.
Second Period — 4, Clarkson, Rempal 10, 7:51. 5, Clarkson, Josephs 17 (Vigneault, Egle), 10:11 (pp). 6, RPI, Liljegren 9 (Prapavessis, Bourbonnais), 11:11 (pp). 7, Clarkson, D’Arrisso 4 (de Haas), 18:28. Penalties — Summers, Cla (slashing), 4:25; Prapavessis, RPI (interference), 9:32; Sturm, Cla (interference), 10:59; de Haas, Cla (slashing), 13:54.
Third Period — 8, RPI Marrello 2 (Nanne, Melanson), 2:46. 9, RPI, Wilson 11 (Bourbonnais, Polino), 10:00 (pp). 10, Clarkson, Summers 3 (de Haas, Josephs), 13:39 (pp). 11, RPI, Liljegren 10 (Prapavessis, Reilly), 18:15 (pp). Penalties — Bourbonnais, RPI (hitting after whistle), 4:43; DeVito, RPI (hitting after whistle), 4:43; Pierog, Cla (roughing) 4:43; de Haas, Cla (hitting after whistle), 4:43; Amorosa, Cla (high-sticking), 4:43; Sturm, Cla (delay of game) 8:09; de Haas, Cla (cross-checking), 9:21; Wilson, RPI (hooking), 11:44; Reno, RPI (interference), 12:44; Amorosa, Cla (holding), 14:31; Fossen, Cla, major (boarding), 18:05.
Shots on Goal — RPI 3-7-20 — 30; Clarkson 13-11-7 — 31.
Power-plays — RPI 3 of 9; Clarkson 3 of 4.
Goalies — RPI, Perry 6-19-1 (31 shots-24 saves). Clarkson, Kielly 14-13-5 (30-26).
A — 2,201. T — 2:17.
Referees — Robert St. Lawrence, Cameron Lynch. Linesmen — Ryan Knapp, Dan Taggart.

Women’s lacrosse
NO. 2 UNC 14, 
UALBANY 5
SPARKS, Md. — The University at Albany women’s lacrosse team hung with the defending NCAA-champion North Carolina for a half.

But the second-ranked Tar Heels outscored the Great Danes 10-1 in the second half, snapping a 4-4 tie and cruising to a non-conference win at the US Lacrosse Headquarters.

UAlbany    4  1 —  5
North Carolina    4 10 — 14

UAlbany scoring: Sarah Martin 2-0, Kenzie Neal 2-0, Dakotah Savitcheff 1-0, Emily Mizer 0-1, Emma Powlin 0-1, Sam Tortora 0-1. North Carolina scoring: Carly Reed 4-0, Molly Hendrick 2-0, Sammy Jo Tracy 2-0 Maggie Bill 1-3, Sydney Holman 1-3, Marie McCool 1-1, Ela Hazar 1-1, Caroline Wakefield 1-0, Charlotte Sofield 1-0, Katie Hoeg 0-1, Marie McCool 0-1.
Goalies: UAlbany, Erin Leghart, 6 saves; Georgia Schneidereith, 0 saves. North Carolina, Caylee Waters, 11 saves.

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