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Here’s Your Saturday Sports Calendar

Here’s Your Saturday Sports Calendar

In the America East, played at SEFCU Arena at UAlbany, the top-seeded Great Danes' women's team took care of Binghamton 77-59. They face Hartford Sunday at 1:30 p.m.

Saturday at 2:30 p.m., the UAlbany men face UMBC at SEFCU Arena. You can hear that game on Fox Sports 980 – Rodger Wyland and Zach Bye with the call.

Other men's games today: Vermont and New Hampshire at noon, Stony Brook and Maine at 6 p.m. and Hartford vs. Binghamton at 8:30 p.m.

Other scores in the America East:
Women: Stony Brook beat UMBC 61-49, New Hampshire 85-79 over Vermont and Hartford edged Maine in overtime 63-62.

At the MAAC tournament, played in Springfield, MA, the #10-seed Siena Saints women's team lost to #2-seed Marist for the third time this season 87-65. Marist won its 24th straight MAAC Tournament game. Siena ends its season at 10-22. Kelsey Booth had a double-double and says their win Thursday gave them a boost for next season. Siena lost its 22nd straight game to Marist.

Other scores:
Women: Iona beat Monmouth 71-56, Quinnipiac over Canisius 72-61 and Rider beat Fairfield 63-56 Friday night.

The Siena men, under first-year coach Jimmy Patsos, are the 5th-seed and face #4-seed Canisius at 2:30 p.m. in Springfield.

Syracuse Orange at Florida State Sunday at 1 p.m. You can hear the game at 810AM and 103.1FM WGY.

High School Basketball:

Friday Girls’ basketball:
Class A: Averill Park beat Peru 66-33

Boys’ basketball:
Saturday Regional championships
at HVCC: Class C: Hoosic Valley vs. Seton Catholic, 4:30p; Class A: Scotia-Glenville vs. Bishop Ludden, 6p; Class AA: Green Tech vs. Utica-Proctor 7:30p

Girls’ basketball:
Saturday Regional championships
at HVCC: Class C: Hoosic Valley vs. Northern Adirondack, noon; Class AA: Shenendehowa vs. Cicero-North Syracuse, 1:45p; Class A: Averill Park vs. Jamesville-DeWitt at Onondaga CC, 7:15p

Also: Class B: Tamarac vs. Saranac at SUNY-Plattsburgh, noon; Class D: Fort Edward vs. Heuvelton at SUNY-Canton, 11am

H.S. HOCKEY: State Semifinal Saturday
Division II: Queensbury vs. Webster Schroeder at Utica, 5pm

ECAC Hockey: in the first round best-of-3 – RPI beat Dartmouth 4-1. Game 2 tonight at 7 p.m. in Troy.

Local pro hockey: Albany beat Portland 4-3 in a shootout at Times-Union Center. Stefan Matteau scored in the fifth round of the shootout.
Manchester beat Adirondack 4-2.
Saturday, it's Albany at Hartford; Adirondack hosts Springfield at 7 p.m. in Glens Falls.

Pro hockey:
New York Rangers a 4-2 win over Carolina
Detroit Red Wings beat the New Jersey Devils 7-4
A furious third period comeback for the Calgary Flames, who got three goals in less than five minutes, to beat the Islanders 4-3.
Florida Panthers over the Buffalo Sabres 2-0. It was the fourth shutout of the season for Roberto Luongo, who made 25 saves. He was acquired in a trade with Vancouver and was in net for the first time for Florida since April 18, 2006.

In the NBA:
Rajon Rondo scored 20 points and the Boston Celtics dominated the boards to beat Brooklyn 91-84 and stop the Nets' four-game winning streak. The Nets lost ground on Toronto. The Celtics overcame 28 turnovers by outrebounding Brooklyn 62-37.

Carmelo Anthony scored 18 of his 29 points in the first quarter, sending the Knicks to a 108-81 victory over the Utah Jazz. Anthony added a season-high eight assists. J.R. Smith had 17 points and Tyson Chandler finished with 16 points and 11 rebounds for the Knicks, who led by as many as 32.

Biggest game of the night: Houston blew out Indiana 112-86.

Grizzlies downed the Bulls 85-77 in Chicago. Jimmer Fredette did not play.

Also: Olympic bronze medalist Matt Antoine won the men's title and Savannah Graybill took the women's crown at the U.S. national skeleton championships that ended Friday. Antoine won by an enormous margin, his four-run time of 3 minutes, 33.68 seconds topping Mike Rogals by 3.38 seconds. Olympian Kyle Tress was third, another 0.28 seconds back. Antoine's final run was 53.39 seconds, a course record at Mount Van Hoevenberg. Graybill also scored an easy win on the way to her first national title, her time of 3:42.74 topping the second-place time from Samantha Culiver by 4.03 seconds. Sherri Emery won the women's bronze.

Carmen Berra, wife of New York Yankees great Yogi Berra, has died. She was 85. The couple was married in January 1949 and had recently celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary. Her funeral will be private. Donations can be made to the Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center in Little Falls, NJ.

A spokeswoman for seven-time Formula One driving champion Michael Schumacher (SHOO'-mah-kur) says he is “still in the wake-up phase'' of his medically induced coma. It's been more than two months since Schumacher suffered severe head injuries in a skiing accident.

In golf, Dustin Johnson is tied with Hunter Mahan, Matt Kuchar and Patrick Reed after the first two rounds of the Cadillac Championship at Trump National Doral. Only three players broke par in the second round. No one shot in the 60s. The average score was a fraction under 76. Tiger Woods shot a second round 73 and is five over par. Phil Mickelson is also five over par after his 3-over 75.

Joey Logano will start from the pole for Sunday's Sprint Cup race at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, turning a qualifying lap at a track-record 193.28 mph. Logano will start on the front row next to Penske Ford teammate Brad Keselowski, who came in second Friday at 193.099.

Jockey Garrett Gomez and trainer Steve Asmussen, along with two-time Horse of the Year Curlin, are among 10 finalists named to the National Museum of Racing's Hall of Fame ballot. The late Chris Antley, Craig Perret and Alex Solis are the other jockeys chosen as finalists. Results will be announced April 25.

 

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