(Sunday, March 9th)
Final Score: Albany 67, Vermont 58
Guilderland, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Peter Hooley poured in a game-high 26 points to lead the fourth-seeded Albany Great Danes to a 67-58 upset victory over the top-seeded Vermont Catamounts in the semifinals of the America East Conference Tournament at SEFCU Arena.
Hooley shot 4-of-10 from 3-point range and 10-of-15 at the foul line for Albany (17-14), which will take on Stony Brook in the championship game.
For top-seeded Vermont (22-10), Clancy Rugg tallied 13 points and nine rebounds, while Luke Apfeld also netted 13.
Although Albany shot just 35.5 percent from the field in the first half (11- of-31), it still took a comfortable 35-19 lead at intermission by holding Vermont to a mere 29.6 percent shooting (8-of-27).
The Great Danes' advantage swelled to as many as 19 in the second stanza, and the Catamounts never got closer than seven.
Albany made good on 22-of-31 from the free-throw line, while Vermont was only 7-of-13 at the stripe.
Final Score: Stony Brook 69, Hartford 64
Albany, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Carson Puriefoy scored 21 points and handed out four assists as the Stony Brook Seawolves defeated the Hartford Hawks 69-64 in the semifinals of the America East Conference Tournament at SEFCU Arena.
Anthony Jackson nailed 4-of-6 from 3-point range and finished with 14 points for the second-seeded Seawolves (23-9), who advance to take on Albany in the championship. Jameel Warney tacked on 10 points.
Corban Wroe netted 21 points and Mark Nwakamma added 16 for the fourth-seeded Hawks (17-16).
Stony Brook connected on 47.8 percent of it shots from the field in the first half and led by a slim 33-31 margin at the break. Hartford only hit on 35.5 percent from the field, but it had eight more field goal attempts than the Seawolves and knocked down six 3-pointers.
In the second half Stony Brook was able to keep the Hawks at bay by sinking 64 percent from the floor.
Hartford lost despite a 22-8 scoring advantage off of turnovers. The Seawolves, who shot at a 56.3 percent clip for the game, had a 33-26 edge on the glass.
03/09 22:52:58 ET