Alderson-Broaddus, though, did keep the pace more to its liking.
"We wanted to make sure [Seton Hill] didn't push the ball," Allen said. "We wanted to run through our offense a couple times each time down."
Seton Hill moved out to an 11-point lead early in the second half, but A-B chipped away by feeding 6-foot-1 center Cayla Rhodes. After scoring but two points in the first half, the senior finished with 15, including a putback with 3:39 remaining to slash the Griffins' lead to 45-43.
Stossel, though, was clutch at the end. She responded to the putback with a bucket from the left corner and a pair of free throws at 1:46.
A-B pulled within four at 49-45, but felt the dagger when Rhodes was called for an offensive foul with 26.7 seconds left. The Battlers were then forced to foul and SH's Kelly Brannan sealed the game with a pair of free throws.
Still, A-B seemed happy with the effort.
"It was amazing," said Peoples, who finished with four points and 14 rebounds. "It's been 14 years since we've made the conference tournament. To do that in our last season was an awesome feeling."
A-B outrebounded Seton Hill 46-35.
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