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State: Mount St. Mary's women beat LIU Brooklyn, clinch NEC tourney spot

Tara Lonergan and Sydney Henderson each scored 10 points to lead host Mount St.Mary's to a 51-39 win over LIU Brooklyn on Monday night that clinches  a spot in the Northeast Conference women's basketball tournament. After a sluggish start to the first half, the Mount scored five points in the final minute to take a 19-17 lead at the break.  Jessie Kaufman drained a 3-pointer and Henderson scored a basket in the paint to give the Mountaineers (13-14, 9-7 Northeast Conference) their only lead in the opening half. An 11-4 run to start the second half gave the Mount a 32-23 advantage with 14:08 remaining.  Jacqueline Brewer started the run with a 3-point...