RIT trailed 44-27 at the half. The Dutchmen extended their lead to 56-34 early in the second half on a layup by Jackson Mannix.
The Lakers pushed back out to a five-point lead, but the Green and Gold remained persistent, using layups by Summers and Tyler Collins to cut the score to one, before two made Devante Hagins (Leadership Academy) free-throws evened up the score at the 5:03 mark.
Bailey Pratt and Emily Nestler (Rush-Henrietta) were the leading forces for the Green and Gold.
Tara Lynch (Green Township, NJ/Newton) added 15 points, while Alyssa Juergens (Rochester, NY/Hilton) tallied 10 points and grabbed seven rebounds. Cori Okada (Fullerton, CA/Troy) had seven assists to go along with four poi
In the 15th minute, Tufts countered a UR attack with one of its own and earned two shots, coming off the feet of Tasker and Brett Rojas.
Alyssa Ballou (Greece Arcadia) chipped in with six points and corralled six rebounds in all and Leah Koonmen (Our lady of Mercy) contributed five points and four rebounds.
Bard’s Jess Rylander led all scorers with 21 points, including 14 in the second half. Olivia Couture tallied 13 points for the Raptors, who shot 29.7 percent from the floor.
RIT shot 31.5 percent from the floor on 23-of-73 shooting. The Tigers made 6-of-30 from beyond the arc, and made 6-of-9 from the foul line.
Emily Nestler (Rush-Henrietta) finished the night with an overall strong performance as well, racking up with 12 points, three rebounds, an assist, a block, and a steal.
The Golden Eagles got off to a nice start with a quick dunk by Devante Hagins (Leadership Academy), and then a deep three pointer by Tyler Collins to take an early 5-0 lead over Cortland.