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Seton Hill makes D-II tourney debut

Seton Hill's women's basketball program will play in its first-ever game in the NCAA Division II Tournament on Friday when it takes on Fayetteville State at Gannon at 8:30 p.m. If the fifth-seeded Lady Griffins win, they will play the winner of Gannon-Fairmont State at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Senior forward Katie Lintner has led the team with 14.8 points and 7.2 rebounds per game, while junior Jordan Burkes has averaged 14.

It will also mark a rarity of sorts for coach Ferne Labati, who will have taken a team in Division I, Division II and Division III into the NCAA Tournament.

Seton Hill is coming off a win over Juniata in the championship game of the Eastern College Athletic Conference South Region tournament.

» Penn State-Behrend also won an ECAC South Regional championship over the weekend as the third-seeded men's basketball team defeated Alvernia, 79-73 for its second title. A pair of 2009 Greensburg Central Catholic alums, freshmen Adam Palcic and Chris Tamasy, were members of the team.

» Robert Morris sophomore Alexa Bryson (Latrobe) is off to a bumpy start this season. The Colonials opened the year with a string of games in Florida and, heading into Thursday, Bryson posted a 2-3 record with a 4.74 earned run average in her five starts. She has, however, struck out 43 batters in 40 innings. Bryson will not pitch in Pennsylvania until at least March 25 when Robert Morris is slated to host Cleveland State in a doubleheader.

» St. Vincent hired Domenick Razzano as defensive backs coach. Last season he worked at Slippery Rock, where he was the defensive backs and special teams coach last season.

» St. Vincent announced its 2010 football schedule, its first in the President's Athletic Conference with full Division III eligibility. The Bearcats will open the season at home against Bridgewater on Sept. 4, the previous employer of coach Bob Colbert before he restarted the St. Vincent program in 2006.

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