Old Westbury, N.Y.-A basketball by New York Tech's Shalie Frierson with just six second to play in regulation lifted the third-seeded and host Bears to a comeback, 61-59, victory of the visiting, sixth-seeded University of Bridgeport Purple Knights on Wednesday night in the quarterfinals of the 2020 East Coast Conference Women's Basketball Championship Tournament. UB closes out its season at 6-23 overall, and New York Tech moves onto the semifinals on Saturday at 20-9 overall.
Trailing, 32-30 at halftime, Bridgeport exploded to outscore the hosts, 23-9, in the third quarter to carry a 53-41 into the final 10 minutes of action.
The Bears would score the first 10 points of the fourth quarter to cut the UB lead down to two, 53-51, but the Purple Knights battle back to take 59-51 lead with 3:55 to play. Unfortunately, UB was held scoreless the rest of game setting up Frierson's game-winning bucket to cap off a 10-0 run to close the game for NYIT.
Zoe Amalbert led the victorious Bears with a game-high 14 points.