Farmingdale State 96
Farmingdale State (23-5) seniors Taisha Roberts (Manhattan, NY/Murry Bergtraum) and Sharon Billips (Brooklyn, NY/John Jay) keep the Rams alive with a triple overtime 96-90 win against Stevens (18-10) to advance to the ECAC Semifinal round. Roberts sunk the game-tying shot in regulation to tie the score at 65 and send the game into the first overtime. She then sunk the game-tying lay-up to send the Rams to double-overtime at 78 all. Farmingdale once again trailed as the time ran down in the second overtime, before Billips knocked down an NBA-range three pointer with 5 seconds remaining to send the game to triple OT. The Rams would take the victory as they outscored Stevens 8-2 in the third OT with Billips scoring five of the final eight points.
Billips finished with game-highs of 26 points and 20 rebounds, while Roberts tallied 11 points and five rebounds. Junior Kristen Tong (Swanzey, NH/Monadnock Regional) scored 22 for Farmingdale and grabbed nine boards. Angela Williams (New York, NY/Murry Bergtraum) and Caress Lovelace (Brooklyn, NY/Benjamin Banneker) both chipped in 10 points.
Junior forward Jenna Gambino (Staten Island, NY/St. John Villa Academy) led the Ducks with 18 points and 14 rebounds, while Jean Matusiak (Queens, NY/Christ the King Reg.) scored 18 points and dished out eight assists. Kelsea Wilks (El Sobrante, CA/Salesian) totaled 15 points and 10 rebounds.
The Rams will now travel to New York City to face NYU in the ECAC Division III Metro Semifinal round of the tournament on Friday, March 4th at 6:00 p.m.