Senior guard Nick Schlitzer scored a career-high 36 points for host Philadelphia University in an 84-82 overtime win against University of the Sciences in a Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference tournament semifinal Friday at the Gallagher Center.
Schlitzer was 10 for 17 from the field for the Rams (23-7), who are the 10th-ranked team in the NCAA Division II East Region rankings. They have reached the CACC championship game for the second consecutive season and will host Wilmington, a 75-71 winner over Holy Family, at 7 p.m. Saturday.
Senior forward Garret Kerr (Middle Township), the CACC player of the year, led Sciences with 29 points. The Devils finished with a 24-5 record.
Wilmington 75, Holy Family 71 - In the CACC semifinal nightcap at Philadelphia University, the fourth-seeded Wildcats (11-19) upset the second-seeded Tigers (22-8) for a spot in the final against the defending-champion Rams.
The win gave Wilmington the most wins in a single season in its NCAA era, dating from the 2004-05 season. The Wildcats won 10 games in four seasons entering Friday's semifinal.
Mount Union 87, Neumann 59 -
The Purple Raiders (23-6) overpowered the visiting Knights (17-11) in the first round of the Division III tournament in Alliance, Ohio, and will face Calvin in the second round at 7 p.m. Saturday.
Denzel Yard (Franklin Learning Center) led Neumann with 11 points, while James Butler (Vaux) and Andrew Moye (Simon Gratz) added 10 apiece.
Stockton 81, Endicott 61 - The Ospreys (23-5), ranked 17th nationally by D3hoops.com, won their fifth consecutive game by topping the visiting Gulls (23-6) in Galloway, N.J., in the first round of the Division III tournament.
Josh Blamon (Cinnaminson) and Armin Cane (Pleasantville) paced the Ospreys with 24 and 22 points, respectively.
The win gave Stockton at least one victory in 12 of its 15 NCAA tournament appearances all-time. The Ospreys shot 54.4 percent from the field, going 11 for 22 from three-point range, and never trailed.