Erie CC used a strong second half to advance to the Region III Division II Tournament semfinals with a 76-61 victory over Alfred State. The Kats will take on Jamestown CC on Saturday while the Lady Pioneers finish the campaign with a 11-16 record.
Brittney Brooks (Elmira Free) finished her record breaking two-year career at Alfred with a game-high 29 points on 11 for 27 shooting. She also grabbed 18 rebounds and passed out five assists. She finishes her career with 1,048 points.
Amanda Blake (Cuba Rushford) added 11 poitns while Megan Coates (Nazareth) finished with eight points of the bench.
Mercedezes Ephraim led ECC with 17 points while Shavonne Garner finished with 16 points and nine boards. Alexandra Hart chipped in 11.
The Kats led 33-30 at half but pushed the lead to double digits and never looked back. ECC shot 32.4% from the field while ASC shot 26.7% and was slowed down by 28 turnovers.
ECC will take on JCC at 1 p.m. at Jamestown CC in the first of two regional semifinals. Genesee CC and Mercyhurst North East will battle at 3 p.m. with the winners playing on Sunday at 1 p.m.