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February 11, 2014

Nationally ranked Delhi men cruise to ninth straight victory

Staff Report

Marvilio Berroa had 12 points and nine rebounds Monday to lead SUNY Delhi to a 98-61 non-conference men’s basketball rout of visiting Davis College.

Matt Banton and Diamonte Zarba also scored 12 points apiece for the Broncos, who had three other double-digit scoring performances in their ninth consecutive triumph. Ibrahima Toure and Arif Mehmetaj each contributed 11 points and Sean Scott had 10.

Grequan Carter finished with eight assists off the bench for Delhi (22-4), which is ranked sixth among NJCAA Division III teams.

The Broncos will return to Mountain Valley Conference play at 8 p.m. Wednesday, when they visit Mohawk Valley Community College. Delhi is 13-1 in the MVC.

NEAC honors junior

The North Eastern Athletic Conference selected SUNY Cobleskill junior forward Brandon Smith as its men’s basketball co-player of the week, the Fighting Tigers announced Monday.

Smith averaged 18.7 points, 4.7 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.3 blocks last week, when he shot 73.3 percent from the field to help Cobleskill to three NEAC victories. The Fighting Tigers (7-11, 6-7) defeated Wells College, 60-56, last Tuesday; Gallaudet University, 44-35, on Saturday; and Penn State Abington, 61-59, on Sunday.

Cobleskill hosts Cazenovia for a NEAC game at 5 p.m. Wednesday.

WOMEN’S BASKETBALLDavis 73, Delhi 56

Cassie Beaver finished with team-bests of 21 points and eight rebounds, but Delhi lost a non-conference game at home.

The Broncos (2-20), who faced a 38-30 halftime deficit, play at Mohawk Valley Community College at 6 p.m. Wednesday.

INDOOR TRACKSprinter earns award

Freshman indoor track sprinter Hanna Jepsen earned athlete of the week honors from Cobleskill on Monday.

Jepsen won the 400-meter run Friday at the Ithaca College Quad Meet, crossing in 1:05.07.

The Fighting Tigers will send selected team members to the Lafayette-Rider Games at The Armory in New York City this Friday.

Cobleskill will then have a complete squad to compete Saturday and Sunday at Ithaca College’s Bomber Invitational.

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