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Medaille wins berth in NCAA

The Lady Mavericks are going to the Dance.

The Medaille women's basketball team earned its first NCAA Division III tournament appearance after winning the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference title, 76-59, over Pitt-Greensburg on Saturday afternoon.

It was the 17th straight win for Medaille, which improved to 25-1.

The game wasn't a breeze as Pitt-Greensburg (21-6) made it 52-51 midway through the second half. The Lady Mavs went back to what they do best -- pound the ball inside and score off offensive rebounds -- to regain control.

Sophomore Amanda Baker scored 25 points with 18 rebounds -- including seven offensive boards -- and was named the conference's Player of the Year for the second straight year.

Sophomore guard Amanda Walling added seven offensive rebounds for the Lady Mavs, while first-team all-conference selection Marisa Clark scored 18 points with 11 assists.

Brenlyn Campbell (Lewiston-Porter) added 12 points off the bench.

Medaille shot 47 percent from the field and held a 44-26 advantage in rebounds.

Medaille will find out late tonight or Monday morning who and where it will play in the NCAA Tournament.

Their game is scheduled for Wednesday.

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