Union, which was selected as the No. 2
seeded in the Eastern College Athletic Conference Upstate New York Women's
Basketball Championship Tournament, will host No. 7 Hartwick on Wednesday,
March 2, at 7:30 p.m. in the Viniar Athletic Center.
The 17-8 Dutchwomen are making their
third consecutive postseason appearance and their fourth in the last five
In the other first-round games on Wednesday, top-seeded St. John Fisher (22-5),
will play No. 8 Keuka (14-9); No. 3 University of Rochester (15-10) hosts No. 6
Utica College (17-9), and No. 4 Oneonta (18-9) will host No. 5 Rensselaer
The first-round winners will advance to the semifinals at the highest remaining
seed on Saturday, March 5. The winner of Oneonta/RPI will face the
winner of St. John Fisher/Keuka while the winner of Rochester/Utica will face
the winner of Union/Hartwick in the other semifinal. The semifinal winners will
meet Sunday, March 6 for the championship at the same site of the
First Round – Wednesday, March 2
No. 5 RPI at No. 4 Oneonta at 7 p.m.
No. 6 Utica at No. 3 University of Rochester at 7
7 Hartwick at No. 2 Union at 7 p.m.
No. 8 Keuka at
No. 1 St. John Fisher TBA
– Saturday, March 5 (at highest remaining seed)
No. 1 St. John Fisher/No. 8 Keuka vs. No. 4
Oneonta/No. 5 RPI, TBA
Union/No. 7 Hartwick vs. No. 3 University of Rochester/No.
6 Utica, TBA
Championship Game –
Sunday, March 6 (at highest remaining seed)
Two Semifinal Winners, TBA
Seniors, forward Katlyn Cunningham (Westwood, MA)
and guard Melissa Marra (Mechanicville, NY) along with junior guard Erika
Eisenhut (Mohawk, NY) have been the Dutchwomen's statistical leaders
throughout the year. Cunningham tops
both the scoring (12.1) and rebounding (7.1) charts while Marra and Eisenhut
are each contributing 9.9 points a game.
All three are among the program's all-time leaders.
Cunningham goes into Wednesday's contest sixth on the
all-time scoring list with 1,069 points and seventh on the rebounding list with
614. Marra, who missed eight games due
to illness this season, is ninth on the scoring list (958), third on the
three-point field goal chart (83), fifth in all-time steals (172) and second
with her 211 assists. Eisenhut,
meanwhile, ranks tied for 14th in career scoring (817), first in
three-point field goals (110), third in assists (208) and tied for third with
her 199 steals.
The Dutchwomen, who are 1-3 in post-season play, are
looking for their first ECAC Tournament victory. Union's first-ever appearance in 2000-01 resulted in a 59-47 loss
to the University of Rochester at Nazareth.
The homestanding Garnet dropped a 68-66 decision to Oneonta in
2002-03. Last year the Dutchwomen
defeated Mount St. Mary, 78-47, in the first round of the NCAA tournament at
Memorial Field House before losing at NYU, 69-50.