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Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, 1:46 a.m.

A trip to Bryce Jordan Center on the Penn State main campus is at stake for a pair of regional women's basketball teams playing in the Penn State University Athletic Conerence Tournament semifinals Saturday.

But the real prize would be a victory in the championship game, sending the winner to the United States Collegiate Athletic Association Division II Tournament.

Top-seeded Penn State Fayette (14-8) and second-seeded Penn State Greater Allegheny (15-9) will host the PSUAC semifinals, with the winners to meet for the title at 6 p.m. Tuesday in University Park.

“It's win or be done Saturday,” Penn State Greater Allegheny coach Lou Zadecky said.

Greater Allegheny faces PSU-Beaver (15-10) at 3 p.m., and Fayette takes on PSU-Brandywine (17-7) at 1 p.m.

Greater Allegheny and Beaver split a pair of regular-season games, though Greater Allegheny's 86-75 home victory Jan. 27 was part of a seven-game winning streak that ignited Greater Allegheny's season. Since then, PSUGA has won four of its final six games heading into the PSUAC Tournament.

“We're just playing like a team right now,” Zadecky said. “Everybody is contributing from the starters to the bench players. Everybody.”

Greater Allegheny, with only nine eligible players, is led by senior guard Taylor Fulton, the former West Mifflin star who ranks fourth in the PSUAC in scoring with an average of 19.3 points. Junior forward Christina Floyd is next at 16.2.

Cassandra Flowers (15.0) leads Beaver in scoring.

The tournament opened with a pair of first-round games Thursday resulting in victories for Beaver and Brandywine. Meanwhile, Fayette and Greater Allegheny drew first-round byes.

The champion will earn an automatic bid to the USCAA Division II Tournament March 4-8. Regardless of its outcome in the PSUAC Tournament, Fayette has earned a spot in the USCAA Tournament as the host school.

“I want us to dance,” Zadecky said. “This is our chance at going to the dance.”

Dave Mackall is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. Reach him at

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