Sunday, March 7, 2010

Season ends for Longwood, continues for CNU

Longwood is the only D-I team around the state that played on Sunday (the Lancers lost in their own tournament), so we want to take the time to salute Christopher Newport (30-0). The Captains are headed to the Division III Sweet 16 for the first time since 1992. The Captains routed Roanoke in the second round of the NCAA tournament and will play Rochester (21-6) on Friday at Kean University in Union, N.J. High scorer for the second game in a row was sophomore Alysa Kerr, a 5-9 guard who had just six in the USA South Tournament. Kerr's hot hand has accounted for 41 points in two NCAA tournament games.

Rochester is in the Sweet 16 for the fifth consecutive year. The Yellow Jackets have never played CNU.

Come to think of it, we want to salute Longwood, too. They fell to Florida Gulf Coast 74-71 to finish the season with a 9-20 mark. Freshman Crystal Smith's 28 points were the most by a Lancer this season. Florida Gulf Coast, by the way, is 24-6, and if you remember, upset Florida last year in its season opener.

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