Farmingdale Wins Thriller in Final Minute
Farmingdale State - 60, Mount Saint Vincent - 57
Farmingdale, N.Y. – Farmingdale State tonight defeated Mount Saint Vincent by a score of 60-57 advancing to the Skyline Conference Championship Game.
The game was close throughout with many lead changes. After Dankery Perez (New York, N.Y./Manhattan Center) hit a shot with 3:18 remaining to give Farmingdale a two point lead, Kaitlin Burud (Red Hook, N.Y./ Red Hook) recovered a possible Mount Saint Vincent turnover and made a lay-up with a minute remaining to tie the game at 56. The Rams grabbed the lead for good as Jasmine Sistrunk (Brooklyn. N.Y./ South Shore) made two clutch free throws giving Farmingdale a 58-57 lead. The Rams never looked back and went on to win the game by three.
Christine Daley (Elmont, N.Y./Elmont) led Farmingdale State on their home court with 17 points, going 3-6 from 3-point range. Sistrunk finished with a double-double scoring 10 points and grabbing 10 boards and Kimberly Blakney (Brooklyn, NY/Benjamin Banneker) scored 12 points and added 4 steals. Courtney Heesemann (New Hyde Park, N.Y./New Hyde Park) scored a game high 18 points in the loss for Mount Saint Vincent. Heesemann also grabbed a team high 9 rebounds and Ciara Clarke (Warwick, N.Y./Wawrick) chipped in with 15 for the Mount.
The Rams now travel to Mount Saint Mary College on Saturday, March 1 for the Championship Game of the Skyline Conference with the winner advancing to the NCAA Championships.