WEST HARTFORD, Conn. -- America East Player of the Year Diana Delva had 18 points and eight rebounds to lead top-seeded and Hartford (No. 21 ESPN/USA Today, No. 23 AP) to its school-record 19th straight victory, 68-35 over New Hampshire in the quarterfinals of the conference tournament Friday night.
Erica Beverly, who joined Delva on the All-Conference team and was the defensive Player of the Year, added 16 points to help the Hawks reach Sunday's semifinals against Stony Brook or Binghamton.
After the first two rounds, the championship game is to be played on the home floor of the higher seed, which would leave the Hawks at home -- where they are 15-0 -- if they reach the title game.
Hartford (26-3) led by 15 at the half and beat New Hampshire for the third time this season.
Candace Williams had 13 points for the Wildcats (9-22), who shot just 27.3 percent from the field, including 1 for 14 from 3-point range.