Women’s Basketball Advances to NEC Championship Game with Win Over Sacred Heart

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The women’s basketball team played a complete game for 40 minutes to upset second-seeded Sacred Heart, 68-60, in the Northeast Conference Tournament semifinals on Thursday night in Fairfield, Connecticut.

NEC Player-of-the-Year Jess Kovatch led the Red Flash with 23 points and seven rebounds, while sophomore Karson Swogger added 16 points and seven boards.

SFU, the reigning NEC champions after winning the title last season, has now won 18 of its 19 NEC Tournament semifinal appearances in school history.

The Red Flash shot 80 percent (16-for-20) from the free throw line and outrebounded the Pioneers, 36-35.

In addition to the contributions from Kovatch and Swogger, sophomore Haley Thomas just missed a double-double, recording eight points and nine rebounds.

The Flash (16-16) will face top-seeded Robert Morris in the NEC Championship game at 2 p.m. on Sunday.  The game from Moon Township, Pennsylvania, will be televised nationally on ESPNU.

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