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February 18, 2014

Second-half run lifts Delhi men


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.


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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