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February 22, 2014

Hartwick basketball teams sweep Houghton

Staff Report

Brittney Dumas scored a team-high 16 points Friday to lead Hartwick College to a 72-49 women’s basketball rout of host Houghton College.

Maria Foglia contributed 15 points for the Hawks (20-4), who earned their third consecutive 20-win season with their sixth straight triumph.

Taylor Vonasek had 10 points and Christina Graziadei scored her college high of eight points on 4-for-4 shooting from the floor for Hartwick, which outscored Houghton, 39-22, in the second half.

Kristen Moose had a game-high 19 points and Stephany Ellison scored 18 for Houghton.

Hartwick will host Senior Night at 5 p.m. Saturday against Empire 8 Conference rival Elmira. The Hawks are 12-1 in conference play. A victory Saturday combined with an Alfred upset of co-E8 leader Ithaca College (12-1) would give Hartwick the top seed for the upcoming conference tournament.

Cobleskill 72, PS Berks 65

Shelby Preston had game-highs of 21 points and 14 rebounds to lead SUNY Cobleskill to a come-from-behind North Eastern Athletic Conference win at home.

Tracee Schiebel contributed 18 points, six rebounds, five assists and four steals for the Fighting Tigers (6-18, 4-12), who received 13 points, nine rebounds and five blocks from Kady Porterfield and 11 points from Kaena Davenport in their season finale.

Cobleskill used a 9-2 run over the last 2 minutes, 6 seconds to secure the victory over Penn State Berks (3-19, 3-12).

MEN’S BASKETBALLHartwick 92, Houghton 81

Justin Pratt came off the bench to lead Hartwick with 20 points as the Hawks earned a non-conference win on the road.

Pratt shot 5-for-7 from the floor, including a 4-for-5 effort from three-point range. Joey Lufkin contributed 18 points and tied his season high of five steals for Hartwick, which received 12 points from Matt Petruccione, 11 from Glenn Gavan and 10 from Jared Suderley (eight rebounds).

Cullen Overholt and Tyler McQuaid scored 14 points apiece for the Highlanders (3-21), who received 13 from Jordan Christensen.

Hartwick (15-9), which rallied from a 45-36 deficit at halftime, will host a Senior Day game against Elmira at 3 p.m. Saturday.

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