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February 24, 2014

Hartwick, O-State hoops teams reach postseason


Kate Purcell contributed 14 points and a game-high four steals for the Hawks (21-4, 13-1), who received 12 points from Brittney Dumas.

Hartwick, which trailed by 15 points in the first half, outscored the Soaring Eagles, 45-26, in the second half. The Hawks set a program record for conference victories and finished the regular season tied for first place in the E8 with Ithaca College.

The Bombers will host the E8 Tournament on Friday and Saturday as the top seed. Ithaca opens the semifinals against fourth-seeded St. John Fisher at 6 p.m. Friday. No. 2 seed Hartwick will follow against third-seeded Stevens at 8 p.m. Friday. Semifinal winners will play for the conference title and an automatic berth to the NCAA D-III Tournament at 4 p.m. this Saturday.

Hartwick honored seniors Foglia, Purcell, Lee Arduini, Tracey Koch and Kait Veit.

O-State 77, Brockport 62

Alyshia Crawford scored a game-high 24 points Saturday to lead visiting Oneonta State to a SUNYAC victory that helped the Red Dragons clinch the fourth seed for the upcoming conference tournament.

O-State (18-7, 12-6) will host Cortland at 7 p.m. Tuesday in a SUNYAC Tournament quarterfinal. Admission is $6 for adults and $3 for children ages 6-12. College students with valid IDs and children ages 5-and-under will be admitted free.

On Saturday, Grace Schilling contributed 17 points for Oneonta, which received 10 points apiece from Kelly Mulligan and Sarah Longto.

Geneseo 56, O-State 46

Alyshia Crawford and Grace Schilling scored 16 and 12 points, respectively, but Oneonta State lost a SUNYAC game at Geneseo on Friday.

Dana Cohan’s 15 points paced the Blue Knights, who received 10 from Shannon McGinnis.

HV 62, Delhi 52

Hunter-Tannersville graduate Annie Butler and Cassie Beaver scored 12 points apiece for host Delhi, which lost a Mountain Valley Conference game to visiting Hudson Valley Community College on Saturday.

Samaria Newkirk contributed 11 points for the Broncos, who finished their season with two victories.

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