Achzet, Wells to play in NCAA tourney

LANCASTER, Pa. – Trailing by 16 points through the game’s first 7:25, the Wells College women’s basketball team rallied to post a 67-60 victory over the Chargers of Lancaster Bible College in the North Eastern Athletic Conference women’s basketball championship game Sunday, earning their first conference title in program history.

Johnstown graduate Lindsay Achzet finished with 11 points and five rebounds for Wells.

Wells improves to 19-8 overall on the season and earned the league’s automatic bid to the NCAA Division III women’s basketball tournament.

The Express will face-off against No. 5 Fairleigh Dickinson University at Florham (27-0) in Madison, N.J. on Friday in the first round of the NCAA Division III Tournament.

In the semifinals, Wells posted a 54-51 win over Gallaudet. Achzet scored four points for Wells.

Lancaster Bible, which ends its season with a 21-6 overall record, did not lose a league game during the regular season of play and were undefeated in their last 26 NEAC contests. Their last NEAC loss came Jan. 21 against the Wildcats from the SUNY Institute of Technology.