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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

New Haven women's basketball: 1987 Division II national champions

Perhaps they were too young to realize they were not supposed to end the championship reign of Division II women’s basketball powerhouse Cal Poly Pomona or simply too talented to be denied their date with destiny.

Buoyed by precocious sophomores Joy Jeter and Charlene Taylor, both of whom hailed from the athletic hotbed of Beaver Falls, Pa., and still rank No. 1 and 2 on New Haven’s career scoring list, the Chargers capped a remarkable season with a 77-75 win over the two-time defending national champions in the 1987 national title game.

The victory was the 28th straight for New Haven and gave the program its one and only national title.

Read Jim Fuller's complete story.

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