Knights headed to NCAA
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Queens College coach Elizabeth Naumovski cuts down the net.
Queens College coach Elizabeth Naumovski cuts down the net.
The two-time East Coast Conference (ECC) champion Queens College women’s basketball team will begin its quest for a national championship in the East Region Friday evening, against fifth-seeded Holy Family.

The Knights will tip off at 8:30 p.m. in a game hosted by Bentley University in Waltham, Massachusetts.

Queens is joined in the East Region by fellow ECC member NYIT, which claimed the regular season championship.

The Knights punched their ticket to the NCAA Championship with a 60-54 victory over Robert Wesleyan Sunday afternoon in the championship final.

Tournament Most Outstanding Player Madison Rowland led QC with 17 points and 10 rebounds in the clincher. Red-shirt senior MacKenzie Rowland was relentless near the hoop, scoring 16 points and grabbing a game-high 19 rebounds, while sophomore Merrick Rowland connected on three three-pointers on her way to scoring 13 points.

Madison and MacKenzie were joined on the All-Tournament Team by senior Kristen Korzevinski, who averaged 19 points over the two games, and registered a career high 30 points in the semifinals victory over UDC.

QC picked up a 76-69 victory over Holy Family earlier this season in non-league play. MacKenzie Rowland led the Knights with 28 points and 18 rebounds in the game, while Korzevinski scored 17 points and Madison Rowland had 16 points and four steals.

Holy Family is 22-8 overall on the year, and earned an at-large selection after falling in the semifinals of the CACC Championship.​

Three members of the Queens College team were also named to All-East Coast Conference teams. Junior Madison Rowland and red-shirt senior MacKenzie Rowland were First Team selections, while senior Korzevinski was a Third Team honoree.

Madison Rowland, named to the First Team for the third straight season, is in the midst of another standout season for the Knights. She leads the ECC in scoring with 20.2 points per game, 13th best in the country and averaging a near double-double per game with 9.6 per boards per outing.

MacKenzie Rowland was named to the First Team after back-to-back Second Team selections. She averaged 14.2 points per game during the regular season, and was one of four players to average a double-double per game, with her 11.4 boards per outing.

Korzevinski posted a career-high 12.6 points per game during the regular season for the Knights, appearing in and starting 23 games.

She is shooting 44.9 percent from the field, and averaging 2.6 assists and 1.5 steals per game. She registered 15 games with double digit scoring, including four contests with 20 or more point.
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