|Kayleigh Guzek scored 16
points in just 20 minutes of action as Stevenson made it look easy
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Kayleigh Guzek and Sara Tarbert led Stevenson to its 17th consecutive win, wrapping up the top seed in the Commonwealth Conference, while Scranton clinched the top seed in the Landmark.
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The Mustangs (19-2, 13-0 Commonwealth), who are ranked third in the Mid-Atlantic region, are one win shy of tying the program record for wins in a season. The team has not lost since Nov. 25. Alvernia got no closer than eight points in the second half as Stevenson won 62-45.
Lindsay Fluehr became Scranton's all-time leader in assists and the No. 14 Lady Royals clinched the top seed in the Landmark Conference tournament with a 69-56 win at Susquehanna. With 510 career assists, Fluehr passes Halpin, who finished her career with 504 assists.
Jenna Dockter scored 21 points to lead five Tommies in double figures as No. 2-ranked St. Thomas clinched a share of the MIAC championship with a 73-56 home win over St. Catherine. The Tommies (22-0, 15-0 MIAC) have won either the conference regular-season or playoff title in each of the last six seasons.
Janitza Aquino notched the fifth recorded triple-double in Montclair State women's basketball history with 14 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists as the No. 8 Red Hawks clinched a first-round bye in the NJAC tournament with a 74-59 win over Rowan.
Wittenberg took No. 9 DePauw to overtime, but the Tigers won 62-58 to improve to 21-1 and remain unbeaten in the North Coast Athletic Conference. Hannah Douglas went 12-for-18 from the floor en route to 28 points.
No. 23 North Central (Ill.) missed its first 11 shots as Carthage led by as many as 23 points in the first half and went on to defeat the Cardinals 101-90. Alexis Hahn led the Lady Reds (14-9, 7-5 CCIW) with 34 points and 17 rebounds.
No. 13 Hope won its 20th game, improving to 20-2 overall and 12-1 in the MIAA with a 65-52 win at Kalamazoo. It's the Flying Dutch's 17th consecutive 20-win season. Brittany Berry made three 3-pointers, increasing her season total to match a school-record 66 made, in 137 attempts.
Cabrini won its first game as a ranked team and reached the 20-win mark for the third season in a row as the No. 25 Cavaliers defeated Neumann 95-59. Four Cavaliers scored in double figures, led by senior Amber Keys' 21 points, including 15 in the second half. Junior Meghan Martin added a career high 19 points on 6-for-6 from the floor, including a trio of 3-pointers.
Kelecia Harris scored 20 points and collected 13 rebounds and Albright snapped a 17-game losing streak at Messiah with a 74-62 Commonwealth Conference victory over the Falcons in Brubaker Auditorium. The victory was the Lions' first win at Messiah since a 66-65 victory on Feb. 1, 1997.
Mass-Boston's Taje Burston knocked down a 3-pointer with 9.3 seconds remaining in regulation to lift the Beacons to a 63-61 Little East victory over visiting Mass-Dartmouth. Olivia Murphy scored a game-high 23 points and had a game-high 16 rebounds.
Danni Medovich drained a 3-pointer with 1:10 to play to help lift W&J to a 74-73 victory over St. Vincent. The loss dropped the Bearcats to 19-3 overall and 13-2 in Presidents' Athletic Conference play. W&J improved to 17-5, 11-4.
Brooklyn won the borough battle, defeating St. Joseph's (Bklyn.) 67-46, scoring 26 points off of 25 turnovers. ... Albion's Oreyana Curry did her best Stephen Curry impression, knocking down nine of 10 from the field – including all five of her 3-point attempts – in an 89-57 win over Adrian. ... Olivet locked down Trine, silencing the Thunder 73-59 and moving into a tie with Trine for the fourth and final playoff spot in the MIAA at 7-6. Olivet swept the season series. ... UW-Whitewater moved into sixth place all alone in the WIAC, which has a six-team tournament. The Warhawks (10-12, 5-8) defeated UW-Stevens Point (11-12, 6-8) 64-52. ... The University of New England led just 14-9 at the half, but got past last-place Gordon 48-29 to remain in sole possession of first place in the CCC. The teams combined to go just 7-of-54 from the field in the first half.