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Lady Royals Win Landmark Conference Championship

February 27, 2018
The University of Scranton women's basketball team won its third straight Landmark Conference championship on Saturday with a dramatic, 59-58 overtime victory over Juniata in Saturday's title game. With the win, the Lady Royals earned an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament, which starts on Friday.

Junior Bridgette Sheehan (Dunmore, Pa./Dunmore) was named the Landmark Conference Championship MVP after finishing with a team-high 17 points in the championship game, including 10 of Scranton's last 12 points against the Eagles. Sophomore Makenzie Mason (Doylestown, Pa./Central Bucks West) added 10 points, nine rebounds, and five blocks while senior Katie Feehery (Media, Pa./Cardinal O'Hara) finishing with nine points and a game-high 15 rebounds.

The Lady Royals advanced to Saturday's championship game with a 67-45 victory over Moravian in the semifinals on Wednesday. Scranton used a dominant second half in which it outscored the Greyhounds 37-18, to punch its ticket to the championship game. Mann led all scorers with 20 points, 17 of which came in the second half, while sophomore Sofia Recupero (Whitestone, N.Y./Saint Francis Prep) tallied 10 points in the triumph over Moravian.

Scranton was selected to host the first two rounds of the NCAA Tournament and will take on Keuka in a first round matchup on Friday night at 7:00 p.m. in the Long Center. Brooklyn and Cabrini will meet in Friday's other first round matchup with the two winners to play on Saturday at 5:00 p.m.
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