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February 18, 2014

Second-half run lifts Delhi men

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Arif Mehmetaj finished with 21 points and 14 rebounds Saturday to lead SUNY Delhi to a 78-64 Mountain Valley Conference men’s basketball win over visiting Adirondack.

Matt Banton contributed 20 points for the Broncos (23-5, 14-2), who took a 43-32 lead into halftime. Adirondack pulled to 57-53 with about eight minutes left, but Delhi followed with a 17-5 run.

The Broncos, who are ranked fifth among NJCAA Division III teams, host North Country Community College at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Their regular season ends this Saturday with a home game against Hudson Valley CC.

Delhi will then host the Region III Tournament, which runs Feb. 28-March 2.

Cobleskill 58, Morrisville 48

Brandon Smith scored a game-high 14 points Sunday to lead host SUNY Cobleskill to its seventh consecutive victory over a North Eastern Athletic Conference opponent.

Mike Chapman contributed 12 points for the Fighting Tigers (10-12, 9-7), who received 10 points apiece from Alexis Nunez and Walton graduate Bryan Backus.

The Mustangs (14-8, 10-5) faced a 19-18 deficit at halftime. Cobleskill opened the second half on a 16-4 run.

WOMEN’S BASKETBALLMorrisville 50, Cobleskill 38

Kady Porterfield had 13 points and 14 rebounds to lead Cobleskill in a NEAC loss at home Sunday.

Shelby Preston contributed 10 points and 12 rebounds for the Fighting Tigers (5-18, 3-12), who committed 25 turnovers en route to their lowest points total of the season.

Unadilla Valley graduate Jordan Anderson scored a game-high 17 points to pace the Mustangs (6-17, 3-11). She also had team-highs of seven rebounds and six assists.

Adirondack 62, Delhi 39

Carley Marcellus scored a team-high 10 points in Delhi’s MVC road loss Saturday.

Megan Moody contributed 11 rebounds for the Broncos, who trailed, 35-18, at halftime.

EQUESTRIANSkidmore Show

Martha Daniel won the Advanced Walk Trot Canter, Taylor Trombley (Oneonta High) took first in the Intermediate Flat and Cecilia Campala took the Open Flat to lead Hartwick to a third-place finish in its first show of 2014 on Saturday.

Trombley also placed second in Intermediate Fences for the Hawks, who received runner-up finishes from Taylor Johnson (Novice Fences; Novice Flat), Daryl Orend (Advanced Walk Trot Canter), Cooperstown graduate Kassandra Lent (Beginner Walk Trot Canter), Colleen Cunningham (Novice Fences) and Christine Confer (Novice Flat).

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