The University of Mary Washington women’s basketball team made it to the second round of the NCAA Division III tournament, ending the year with a 24-5 overall record.
In the first round, UMW scored an exciting 62-57 win over Sage Colleges, led by 24 points from All-American Brianne Comden ’17. The Eagles had a 10-point lead at halftime, but Sage came back to lead by a point in the fourth quarter.
Then Comden found Jordan Pamlanye ’19 for the go-ahead basket, and Megan Green ’17 sank three free throws to seal the win. It was the Eagle women’s first NCAA Tournament win since 2012, when they advanced to the regional finals.
In the second round, the Eagles fell to No. 1 ranked, undefeated Amherst College. UMW’s nine-point defeat, 60-51, was just Amherst’s fourth win of less than 10 points all season.