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Local roundup: PS Fayette moves to national semifinals

| Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013, 11:18 p.m.

The Penn State Fayette men's basketball team advanced to the United States Collegiate Athletic Association semifinals by defeating second-seeded Andrews University, 67-61, in a quarterfinal game Thursday at Penn State Fayette.

The 10th-seeded Roaring Lions trailed, 33-21, at the half, but outscored Andrews, 46-28 in the second half. Brandon Cunningham led the Roaring Lions (16-12) with 22 points. James Pratt connected for 18 points. David Winns tallied 13 points and pulled down 14 rebounds.

Penn State Fayette will host third-seeded Berkeley College in a semifinal at 3 p.m. Friday.

Jerome Murray led Andrews (19-8) with 17 points. Matthew Little scored 15 points, and Tyler Wooldridge added 13 points. Andrews will play Penn State York in a consolation game at 10 a.m. Friday at Penn State Fayette.

Women's basketball

Penn State Fayette 86, Central Maine Community College 78 Kasey Ruble scored 23 points and added 12 rebounds, and Shannon Flament notched 13 points and 12 rebounds as the eighth-seeded Roaring Lions (14-10) defeated top-seeded Central Maine Community College in a USCAA first-round game at Penn State Fayette.

Caitlin Wontroba scored 17 points, and Tara Neely followed with 16 points. Kaitlyn Novak scored 11 points. Penn State Fayette will host Berkeley College in a semifinal game at 7 p.m. Friday.

Maggie Sabine led Central Maine Community College with 26 points and 14 rebounds.

Nohemy Aguila tallied 17 points, and Danielle McCusker posted 15 points. Susie French pulled in 10 rebounds.

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