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State basketball roundup: Eighth-seeded UMES women reach MEAC title game

State basketball roundup: Eighth-seeded UMES women reach MEAC title game

The UMES women's basketball team continued its historic march through the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference tournament in Norfolk, Va. The eighth-seeded Hawks (14-16) toppled top seed and five-time defending champion Hampton on Wednesday and outlasted fourth-seed Norfolk State in Friday's semifinal, 69-64 in overtime. The win advances UMES to its first league championship against second seed Savannah State, a 62-59 winner over third-seeded North Carolina A&T, today at 3 p.m. The Hawks defeated the Tigers (20-10) during the regular season. UMES became the first women's team since South Carolina State in 2010 to advance to the conference title game after playing in the first...

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