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Medaille packs for Ohio

Medaille College earned the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference Tournament championship with Saturday’s overtime victory over Hilbert and learned Monday it will travel to Marietta (Ohio) to face the 25-3 Pioneers on Friday night in the first round of the NCAA Division III Tournament.

Medaille came back from a double-digit deficit to top Hilbert, 81-76, in the AMCC final as Ryan Grandits (Kenmore West) produced a double-double of 26 points and 10 rebounds. Johnathan Belton added 23 points and Jammal Coleman 19 points and seven boards as the Mavericks improved to 19-7.

Marietta is formidable. The Pioneers have the Ohio Athletic Conference player of the year in 6-foot-7 senior Garrett Stephenson. They were upset by Mount Union in OAC final.

The Medaille-Marietta winner will face the Wooster-Misericordia winner on Saturday.

The NCAA Division III Tournament has a field of 62 teams.