By Evan Slavit
The only remaining positive in the game came from McCormick with 10:24 left in regulation. After Hannah Wilson fouled McCormick she went to the charity stripe with 998 career points. She coolly took the ball and proceeded to knock down both shots.
The crowd erupted as she became the 11th Dutchwomen to score 1,000 points in her career. The last Dutchwomen to join the club was Michelle Rogers ‘09, while Robin Romer ‘92 is Union’s all-time leading scorer with 1,738 points over her career.
McCormick’s two points brought Union within seven, but the Saints ran away for good thanks to flawless foul shooting from Erica Spera and two key steals that led to easy points on back-to-back Union possessions by Casey Capello.
McCormick led all scorers with 20 points going eight-for-thirteen from the field and four-for-six from the foul line. Pepe, who logged a game-high 37 minutes, finished second on the team with eight points, while Kenney led all players with 10 rebounds, which is a career-high.
With the win, the Saints secured the top-seed in the Liberty League playoffs while the Dutchwomen will settle for the third-seed.
This Friday Union travels to St. Lawrence to play in the Liberty League playoffs. They will play William Smith, who lost a tiebreaker with the Saints, at 6 p.m. Earlier this season the Dutchwomen topped the Herons 74-72 in overtime at William Smith, but fell 71-55 earlier this month in Schenectady. If Union wins, they will play in the championship game at 3 p.m. on Saturday.