William Smith 67 Hamilton 65

Hamilton almost pulled off the major upset, but William Smithbattled back from a 17-point second half deficit to edge the Continentals,67-65. Jeesica Levi's basket with 18:22 remaining put Hamilton ahead 46-29, butWilliam Smith then outscored Hamilton 11-0 over the next six minutes to closeto 46-40. After a Kim Herrig jumper, Hamilton took a 54-48 lead with 7:32 left.Then Jennifer Goodell and Wendi Schoff took over and scored William Smith'snext 15 points. The Herons led 63-60 with 2:46 left. A Jen Moran three-pointerrimmed out with Hamilton down three in the closing seconds and William Smithclinched the win at the foul line. A Moran three-pointer cut the margin to two,at 67-65, but that was as close as Hamilton could get at the end. Levi finishedwith 16 points on 7-8 shooting, Ashley Merriman scored 16 and grabbed 14 boardsand Jen Moran added 15 points.

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