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Women's Basketball 3/8/2019 8:29:00 PM Adam Fornwalt

Bel Air, Md. - The Harford Fighting Owls defeated the Monroe College Mustangs, 69-62, to earn the District C automatic bid into the NJCAA Division I National Championship, Friday night inside the APGFCU Arena.

This will be Harford's fourth year in a row that they head to Lubbock, Texas for "The Big Dance". The Fighting Owls also claimed their third District C Championship in the last four years, and continue to build upon another record breaking season by claiming their 31st win.

Harford improves to 31-1 on the year. Monroe's season come to an end at 20-9.

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Bel Air, Md. - The Harford women's basketball team rewrote history yet again on Friday evening, claiming their program record 30th win of the season while also capturing their sixth straight Region XX Division I Championship in a 90-61 victory over the Baltimore City Lady Panthers.

Harford's 30-1 record tops the 29-win season by the Fighting Owls during their 2016-17 campaign. Both teams were led by head coach Mike Seney, who has won at least 26 games or more in all five of his seasons at the helm.

How it Happened

Unlike their meeting two weeks prior, Harford were the aggressors early on, getting out to a 22-8 lead in the opening 10 minutes. Baltimore City could do nothing offensively, turning the ball over nine times while shooting just 2-for-12 from the floor.

The Fighting Owls continued to build on their lead in the second thanks to a 4-of-5 mark from three. The Lady Panthers were allowed to hang around thanks to the eight fouls called on Harford in the quarter, which resulted in a 9-for-12 showing at the charity stripe.

While the final two quarters were more competitive, Harford still outscored the Lady Panthers 44-38 over the last 20 minutes, cruising to their 82nd consecutive victory over a conference opponent.

Game Notes:

Dahnye Redd 28th double-double of the season included 19 points and 26 rebounds. She also led the team with two blocked shots and four assists.

Ariana Fleming also shined in the win, finishing with 16 points on 5-of-7 shooting.

All 10 Fighting Owls who logged minutes in the game scored at least three points.

Harford is now 3-0 against Baltimore City this season, with an average margin of victory of 33 points.

The Fighting Owls scored 25 points off Lady Panther turnovers.

Harford's 55% shooting (11-for-20) from three is a season high.

Up Next:

Harford moves on to the District C Championships, where they will face the Monroe Mustangs. The game will be played at Harford Community College on Friday, March 8 (time TBA). The winner receives an automatic bid to the NJCAA Division I National Championship.

The Fighting Owls are 2-0 against Monroe College this season, having defeated the Mustangs back on Nov. 7 at home and Dec. 28 in the semifinals of the Title IX D.C. Classic.

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