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Women's Basketball Tournament: First Step Towards Championship?

One game at a time, Lady Hawks.

While it's tempting to chalk up an automatic win for the 23-6 Lady Hawks over the 5-24 Lady Raiders today at 12:00 p.m. today, it's still "win or go home" time, and Colgate would love nothing better than to salvage their season with an historic No.8-seed upsetting the No. 1-seed in the Patriot League tournament - breaking the Lady Hawks perfect home winning streak (14-0) in the process.

But if games are played on paper, let's just say Lehigh comes out... ahead. Start with an average margin of victory of more than 20 points in their two regular-season games. Colgate only managed 35 points in a 65-35 blowout loss to Navy; Lehigh managed 34 points in the first half against Holy Cross last weekend en route to their 71-60 victory. The Lady Raiders have one starter averaging more than double figures, sophomore G Tayler Weinert (11.1 ppg), while the Lady Hawks have two superstars: sophomore G Erica Prosser (14.4 ppg, 4.4 apg) and junior G Alex Ross (13.4 ppg, 2.3 rpg). Matter of fact, Prosser and head basketball coach Sue Troyan swept through the Patriot League basketball banquet, getting awarded Patriot League player of the year and coach of the year, respectively.

I've seen too many teams lose the games after they get their regular-season awards. I'll be tuning in to Lehighsports.com to see what happens - just to make sure history won't be in the making. Hopefully.

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One down

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