Women's college basketball roundup
Tonjee Ward made a 3-point shot at the buzzer to lead St. Francis (Pa.) over Robert Morris, 83-80, in a Northeast Conference game at the Sewall Center on Saturday.
Ward caught the inbounds pass near midcourt, took one dribble and got the shot off untouched and unguarded.
"That was tough," said Robert Morris coach Lynn Roman, whose team dropped to 0-3, 0-1 in the NEC. "Because we are so young my players had a lot to think about in that situation. We have talked about being in a situation like that, but it is different talking about it than doing it."
One bright spot for Robert Morris is that the Colonials were in the game, tied 80-80 with 1.2 seconds to go. They lost big in their first two games.
St. Francis (Pa.) (2-3, 1-0 NEC) led 40-36 at the half. Robert Morris came back in the second half and led 80-78 with 2:01 to play. Carlin Chesick made a shot for the Red Flash to tie the score, 80-80. Robert Morris had two shots, one by Candace John and another by Missy Spangler, but neither could convert, setting up Ward's game winner.
Ward, who finished with 16 points, was one of four players who scored in double-figures for St. Francis (Pa.). Sami Allison led the Red Flash with 20 points while Bekavac paced Robert Morris with 17.