WEST HARTFORD, Conn. -- Mary Silvia came off the bench to score 17 points and Hartford (No. 21 ESPN/USA Today, No. 23 AP) beat Stony Brook 65-43 on Sunday, giving the Hawks 20 straight wins heading into next weekend's America East title game.
The Hawks could be without All-Conference player Erica Beverly, who became the first Hartford player to record 1,000 points and 1,000 rebounds in a season earlier in the game. She was fouled by Misha Horsey going up for a layup late in the game and hurt her knee.Beverly finished with eight points and 10 rebounds.Top-seeded Hartford (27-3) will host second-seeded Vermont in the title game. The Catamounts beat No. 3-seeded Boston on Sunday. It will be the first time since 2000 the top two seeds meet for the conference title.Daphne Elliott added 13 points off the bench for Hartford, which improved to 18-0 in league play countig the tournament. The Hawks' reserves outscored their counterparts 44-0.Kirsten Jeter scored 19 points for Stony Brook (10-20).