Trinity owns a all-time record in the tourney and has been to the second round five times, the third round and quarterfinals three times each, and the Final Four in The Bantams, plattsburgh state basketball online games downed Colby-Sawyer,in the opening round, Salisbury,in the second round, and Bates,in the third round last year, joins Amherst, Middlebury, and Tufts as representatives from the NESCAC to make the tournament field. Trinity has a record against the 62 teams in the tourney, having won,at Tufts and,against Keene State, having lost, to Susquehanna on a neutral floor, at Plattsburgh State, andagainst Amherst, and owning a split in two home games against Middlebury Both teams defeated Elms this winter, Trinity won once against Anna Maria and the Wildcats swept the Amcats, and Johnson and Wales won against Eastern Connecticut while the Bantams lost to them on the road.
With the win the Panthers advance to the championship game of the tournament and move to for the first time since the season. Plattsburgh State falls to on the year.
PSU opened the game with baskets from Emerson and junior Emily Brochu Lewiston, Maine , and following a pair of Cardinals' free throws, a Roche layup put the visitors up Plattsburgh rallied to knot the score at eight with left in the opening quarter, but freshman Elizabeth McLaughlin Melvin Village, N.
A late layup from junior Anna Thompson Poughkeepsie, N.
The Panthers answered with a run, including a pair of deep balls from Roche, to reclaim the lead, Following a Plattsburgh interior basket, Emerson scored from inside and from downtown to make it Roche hit back-to-back threes to expand the PSU lead to early in the third quarter.
Plattsburgh answered with a run to cut into the deficit, but Emerson connected twice to push the lead back to entering the final quarter. A layup from sophomore Mary Beitzel Lancaster, Pa. Brochu hit from long range, then added a layup, to give PSU a advantage with left to play.
The Cardinals cut the lead to two again, getting to within with just under a minute to play, but the Panthers hit six-of-eight free throws down the stretch to secure the win.
Roche and Emerson were the only Panthers in double figures. Junior Jess Conant Canton, Maine added nine points and six rebounds and Brochu chipped in with seven points, three rebounds, two assists and a pair of steals.
Junior Debra Morrill Concord, N.
Durnin and Clare both added nine rebounds to the stat sheet. The Panthers look to move to for the first time since the team opened with eight straight wins when they face UNE in tomorrow's championship game at p.
Plattsburgh State and Clarkson will meet in the consolation round at p.