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Alvernia hoops earns split with Lycoming

Published On: Jan 23 2013 10:30:19 PM CST

The Alvernia men won a thriller over Lycoming in overtime. The Alvernia women struggled to find a rhythm offensively, falling to the Lady Warriors.

READING, Pa. -

The Alvernia men's basketball team won 73-71 in overtime over Lycoming to stay atop the Commonwealth Conference standings on Wednesday night. The Albright men stay right behind them. The Lions won 86-76 over Arcadia.

The Crusaders will square off with the Lions next Wednesday at Alvernia in what is shaping up to be a crucial showdown.

Earlier in the night, the Alvernia women struggled to get it together offensively as Lycoming ran away with a 64-44 victory.

The Alvernia women will meet Albright next Wednesday as well. Both teams are on the outside looking in for the conference playoffs as of now.