Matt Newman scored 20 points and Jordan Gettings added 18 as Fisher defeated Stevens Tech 71-61 in the semifinals of the Empire 8 Conference Championship Friday night at Fisher. The Cardinals will face Nazareth in the title game Saturday afternoon.
Nazareth defeated Ithaca 75-72 in overtime on the same floor after the Fisher game. Ithaca made two free throws with 51 seconds left in regulation to force an extra five minutes. Dan Waldbilling made the go-ahead jumper for the Flyers with 44 seconds remaining in overtime. Corey McAdam sealed the win with five free throws and Ithaca missed a three with five seconds left that could have tied the game. McAdam, the recently named Empire 8 player of the year, led all scorers with 27 points.