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February 1, 2014

Hartwick men fall to Nazareth again

The Daily Star

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Jared Suderley finished with a team-best 22 points and 10 rebounds Friday, but the Hartwick College men’s basketball team fell, 82-72, to visiting Nazareth College in the Empire 8 Conference.

Senior forward Suderley increased his all-time points total to 1,854 over his four varsity seasons at Hartwick. He remains third on the college’s all-time scoring list, behind Jan Cocoziello and Tim McGraw. Cocoziello scored 1,868 points from 2005-09. McGraw holds the record with 1,878 from 1984-88.

Joey Lufkin and Kyle Bradley contributed 10 apiece for the Hawks (12-7, 7-2), whose other E8 loss was an 86-76 setback at Nazareth on Jan. 11.

Jack Giles scored a game-high 31 points for the Golden Flyers (13-5, 6-2), who made 29 of 56 shots from the floor (52 percent) to snap Hartwick’s five-game winning streak.

Hartwick, which made 27 of 72 field goal attempts (37 percent), faced a 35-34 deficit at halftime.

The Hawks host an E8 game against St. John Fisher at 2 p.m. Saturday.

Plattsburgh 77, O-State 54

Mikey McElroy scored a team-best 10 points for Oneonta State (8-10, 5-6), which lost a SUNY Athletic Conference game on the road.

Shamoy McIntosh and Shavar Fields had 15 points apiece for Plattsburgh (14-3, 8-2), which held a 42-24 lead at halftime.

O-State plays a SUNYAC game at Potsdam at 4 p.m. Saturday.

LB 58, Cobleskill 52

Alexis Nunez scored a game-high 23 points, but SUNY Cobleskill dropped a North Eastern Athletic Conference game on the road.

Bryan Backus (Walton) contributed 10 points for the Fighting Tigers (3-12, 2-7), who took a 27-25 lead into halftime.

CJ Dunston’s 14 points and 12 rebounds paced Lancaster Bible (10-6, 8-1).

Cobleskill visits Penn State Berks at 1 p.m. Saturday.

WOMEN’S BASKETBALLHartwick 69, Nazareth 35

Brittney Dumas finished with game-highs of 14 points and 15 rebounds to lead host Hartwick to an Empire 8 victory.

Taylor Vonasek contributed 10 points for the Hawks (15-4, 8-1), who cruised to a 34-16 halftime lead.

Megan Morrison’s seven points paced Nazareth (7-11, 2-6).

The Hawks host St. John Fisher for an E8 game at 4 p.m. Saturday.

Plattsburgh 80, O-State 75

Alyshia Crawford’s 26 points wasn’t enough to lift Oneonta State to victory in a SUNYAC road game.

Crawford hit six three-pointers for the Red Dragons (13-5, 7-4), who received double-digit scoring performances from Grace Schilling (19 points) and Sarah Longto (10).

Kathleen Payne finished with a game-high 35 points for Plattsburgh (13-4, 8-2), which took a 41-34 lead into halftime.

O-State plays a SUNYAC game at Potsdam at 2 p.m. Saturday.

LB 69, Cobleskill 53

Samantha Davis scored 14 points, but Cobleskill lost a NEAC game on the road.

Shelby Preston contributed 12 points and 13 rebounds for the Fighting Tigers (5-13, 3-7), who received 10 points from Kady Porterfield.

Katy Stover’s 23 points paced Lancaster Bible (13-5, 10-0), which rallied from a 27-23 halftime deficit. Aubrey Folger finished with 19 points and a game-high 14 rebounds for the Chargers.

Cobleskill hosts Wells College at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

DIVINGOneonta State

The SUNY Athletic Conference selected Oneonta State senior Jermaine Miller as its Diver of the Week for the third time this season, the Red Dragons announced Thursday.

Miller broke two program records last Sunday during the Dick Comanzo Diving Invitational at Ithaca College.

He finished third in the 3-meter dive with 493.80 points, breaking the 1978 record of 475.75 set by O-State Hall of Famer and NCAA champion John Walsh.

Miller also 545.95 points to place second on the 1-meter board. His score was eight points better than his program record of 522.55, which he set earlier this season.

SUNY Delhi

SUNY Delhi diver Matt Salle earned NJCAA Region III co-male Athlete of the Week honors Tuesday, the Broncos announced Thursday.

Salle set two program and Mountain Valley Conference records during the Dick Comanzo Invitational at Ithaca College on Sunday. He finished third on the 1-meter board with an 11-dive points total of 521.25 and was the runner-up in 3-meter diving with 500.28 points.

On Saturday, Salle won the 3-meter and 1-meter events (six dives apiece) and the 200-yard breaststroke at the SUNY Delhi Invitational.

MOVESDrugovich to chair E8

The Empire Athletic Conference, also known as the Empire 8 Conference, has elected Hartwick College President Dr. Margaret L. Drugovich as the chair of its President’s Council, the Hawks announced Thursday.

The council unanimously elected Drugovich to the position during its annual meeting in December. Her two-year term begins July 1, when she will replace Nazareth College President Dr. Donald Braveman.

Drugovich became Hartwick’s 10th president in July 2008, after serving in various senior administrative and research roles at Ohio Wesleyan University, Bryant University and the Brown University Center for Gerontology and Health Care Research.

Hartwick competes in 14 sports as part of the E8.

FOOTBALLCortland to join E8

Cortland State’s football team will join the Empire 8 Conference, beginning in the 2015 season.

The Red Dragons have been a member of the New Jersey Athletic Conference since 2000.

Hartwick is also in the E8, which is also home to Alfred University, Brockport, Buffalo State, Frostburg State, Ithaca, Salisbury State, St. John Fisher and Utica.