NORFOLK, Va. — Shanikwa Buie converted a 3-point play with 13 seconds left in Friday’s semifinal against North Carolina A&T, lifting No. 2 seed Savannah State to a 62-59 win and a chance to win the MEAC title.
The Lady Tigers (20-10) will take on No. 8 seed Maryland Eastern Shore on Saturday in the championship game.
Buie’s crucial play came after Kenyata Hendrix grabbed the offensive board on an Ezinne Kaul miss.
The game was tied at 59-59 at that point because of a 3-pointer from Debbie Smith with 49 seconds remaining.
Kalu led Savannah State with 15 points and eight rebounds, while Bria Dorsey added 12 points.
Savannah State shot 40 percent (24-for-60) from the floor and made four of 14 3-pointers
The Lady Aggies (20-11), the No. 3 seed, shot 46.2 percent (24-for-52) from the floor, but only hit three of 15 3-pointers (20 percent).
North Carolina A&T committed 17 turnovers.
Adriana Nazario led the Lady Aggies with 14 points, while Smith added 13 points.
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