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| Sunday, Dec. 2, 2001

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.

  • Allegheny 70, Kenyon 69 - Sarah Fox scored 21 points, and Cori Arnold added 20 more, but it wasn't enough for Kenyon. With the score tied six times and 15 lead changes, Allegheny was lifted to a narrow victory by Jessica Kankoski with 21 points, Jamie Parone with 16, and Michelle Popovac with 12.
  • Bethany, W.Va. 95, Frostburg 56 - Kelley Richardson scored 24 points, grabbed 11 rebounds, and made eight free-throws on 12 attempts, as Bethany (5-1) cruised to victory in the consolation game of the Bethany Holiday Invitational. Frostburg (0-7) was led by Kim Faust who scored 16 points and grabbed 10 rebounds.
  • Bloomsburg 72, Lock Haven 64 - Megan LaBuda, Carrie Pugh, Jen Bryan, and Jen Spinelli each scored in double-figures to lift Bloomsburg (5-0) to victory. Amy Daniels, Nicole Schimelfenig, and Cyndi Crowl also scored in double figures in the Lock Haven (2-3) loss.
  • California, Pa. 73, Cheyney 46 - Sara McKinney recorded her fifth double-double in a row with 16 points and 16 rebounds and Sameera Philyaw scored a game-high 23 points in California's victory. Jewel Williams led Cheyney with 10 points.
  • Carlow 76, Urbana 70 - Tammi Feelser, Stacey Gressley, and Nicole Shepherd scored in double figures to lift Carlow to victory. Sherita Anderson led Urbana with a game-high 21 points.
  • Clarion 86, Mansfield 67 - Christina Lantz scored a game-high 32 points and Heather Cigich scored 17 and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead Clarion (3-2) to victory. Allyson Buss scored 19 points and Stephanie Rieser scored 17 in the Mansfield (3-1) loss.
  • Delaware Valley 73, Juniata 63 - Amber Smolinsky and Rachel Champman led Delaware Valley (2-2) to victory by scoring 16 points each. With 23 points, Brandy Preslovich was the only player for Juniata (1-4) in double figures.
  • Edinboro 69, East Stroudsburg 52 - Lachelle Crawl scored a game-high 14 points and pulled down six rebounds in the victory for Edinboro (2-0). Heather Wolf led East Stroudsburg (1-3) with 12 points.
  • Kutztown 55, Slippery Rock 49 - Sophia Vucetaj scored 14 points, Jessica Pieczynski scored 13, and Casey Reath added 11 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead Kutztown to its first-ever 5-0 start. Slippery Rock (1-4) was led by Stacey Green with 16 points.
  • Messiah 75, Geneva 64 - Truly Norman scored a game-high 22 points, but it wasn't enough as Geneva (3-4) fell to Messiah (5-1). Amie Kretzing, Jess Mulberger, Melissa Ehst, and Christina Vouriotis scored in double figures as Messiah claimed victory in the championship game of the Bethany Holiday Invitational.
  • Ohio Dominican 67, Point Park 45 - Amanda Lewis scored 22 points to lead Ohio Dominican (4-4) to victory. Point Park (1-3) was led by Lynn Newson with 13 points and six rebounds, and Amy Lindstrom with 11 points and five rebounds.
  • Penn State-Altoona 74, Waynesburg 55 - Each scoring in double figures, Misty Meredith, Kim Ebersole, Jillian Klinar, Kirsten Toomey, and Lynnea DeBernardis scored 68 of 74 points in the victory for Penn State Altoona (3-1). Waynesburg State (3-2) was led by Kyana Bradley with 20 points and 11 rebounds.
  • Penn State-Behrend 71, Albion 64 (OT) - Erin Phillips scored a game-high 23 points and Erica Mozdy grabbed 11 rebounds to lead Penn State Behrend (3-4) to victory in the championship game of its Winter Classic. Stacey Supanich and Sarah Caskey scored in double figures in the Albion (5-1) loss.
  • Pitt- Johnstown 95, Ohio Valley 59 - Helen Young scored a game-high 26 points and pulled down 11 rebounds and Melissa Park scored 19 points and grabbed 11 rebounds as Pitt-Johnstown (4-2) cruised to victory. Ohio Valley (0-5) was led by Latissha Isby with 15 points and Elizabeth Lallathin's 10 rebounds.
  • Rochester 55, Carnegie Mellon 53 - Tara Carrozza, Jen LaBuda, and Kelly Wescott each scored in double figures to lift Rochester (4-1) to victory. Michelle Sodini led Carnegie Mellon (5-2) with 20 points. The score in this close game was tied four times, and there were seven lead changes.
  • Saint Vincent 74, Cedarville 66 - Kirsten Rossotti scored a game-high 28 points, but it wasn't enough as Cedarville (5-2) was defeated. Saint Vincent (2-3) was led by Erica Hogan with 27 points. Morgan Foley led Saint Vincent with 12 rebounds.
  • Thiel 72, Notre Dame 56 - Sara Snyder scored a season-high 26 points for Thiel (3-3) as it downed Notre Dame (Ohio) (1-7). Thiel's Tanisha Franklin helped assure victory by setting career-highs with eight assists and five steals. Mandy Felice led the Falcons with 20 points.
  • Washington & Jefferson 90, Hilbert 39 - Shawndra McDonald, Stephanie Ceraso, Tracy Weaver, Amanda Capalingo, Amy Stosnider each scored in double figures as Washington & Jefferson (3-4) rolled past Hilbert (0-6). Amanda Smolarek was the only Hilbert player to score in double figures in the consolation game of the Lake Erie Women's Basketball Invitational.
  • Westminster 65, Mount Aloysius 51 - Robin Thayer scored a game-high 25 points as Westminster (2-3) beat Mount Aloysius (1-5). Ginger Fanelli led Mount Aloysius with 20 points.
  • Wheeling Jesuit 82, University of the District of Columbia 52 - Amber Ellison scored a game-high 19 points and Kwame CLark added 17 points as Wheeling Jesuit (1-0) claimed victory at it's first home game. UDC was led by Katrina Green with 18 points.

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