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Mustangs season end in ECAC semis

Senior forward Sara Tarbert extended her record Division III women’s basketball double-double streak to 30 in a row and surpassed former Oregon Duck Jillian Alleyne on the overall NCAA list to move into fourth play as she scored 19 points and grabbed 13 rebounds. However, a late 12-2 run by Carnegie Mellon ended the Stevenson Mustangs women’s basketball team’s season and Tarbert’s career with a 65-50 loss.

Tarbert made a bit more history in her final game. With her 13 rebounds, she surpassed the 1,000 mark for her career at Stevenson, pushing her total to 1,005 in a Mustang uniform.

The host Tartans outshot Stevenson 46.7-percent to 34.6-percent from the floor and saw a trio of players reach double-digits in scoring. Lisa Murphy led the Carnegie Mellon with 20 points and 19 rebounds while Katharine Higgins scored 13 points and Jackie Hudepohl had 10 points.

Stevenson had a 4-2 lead two minutes into the game, but the Tartans pushed ahead 13-6 with an early 11-2 run.

Stevenson was unable to regain a lead after that run but was able to stay in the game and threatened Carnegie Mellon deep into the game. Even after the Mustangs trailed by 11 points at the end of the first quarter, they trimmed it down to seven points at halftime at 34-27 and four points with 2:17 remaining in the third quarter after Hannah Crist nailed a 3-pointer.

But with 6:32 remaining in the game Murphy completed a three-point play and sparked a 12-2 run to get the Tartans ahead 63-47 with 2:16 left.

Along with Tarbert, seniors Kameron Ward and Niavanni Grant both played in their final games. All three were members of the team’s first-ever NCAA Tournament appearance in 2015. The Mustangs end the year with a 19-10 record.

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