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February 10, 2014

O-State women knock off Bengals

The Daily Star

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Alyshia Crawford scored a game-high 21 points Saturday to lead host Oneonta State to a 70-54 women’s basketball upset of first-place Buffalo State in the SUNY Athletic Conference.

Grace Schilling contributed 15 points and five steals for the Red Dragons (16-6, 10-5), who received 10 points and 12 rebounds from Lyteshia Price.

Kala Crawford’s 18 points and eight rebounds paced the Bengals (17-4, 12-2), which committed 21 turnovers and shot 32 percent from the floor (19-for-58).

Ashley Wallace finished with nine points and 11 rebounds for Buffalo State, which faced a 28-26 deficit at halftime.

Kelly Mulligan scored a season-high 10 points off the bench for Oneonta, which scored the first 17 points of the second half.

Sarah Longto had eight points and eight rebounds for the Red Dragons, who play their regular-season home finale at 6 p.m. Friday against SUNYAC rival New Paltz.

Hartwick 72, Alfred 62

Brittney Dumas had game-highs of 17 points and 13 rebounds to lead visiting Hartwick College to an Empire 8 Conference victory Saturday.

Maria Foglia contributed 14 points for the first-place Hawks (18-4, 11-1), who received 10 points apiece from Kate Purcell and Taylor Vonasek.

Hartwick trailed, 24-13, with 5 minutes, 10 seconds left in the opening half. The Hawks closed the half on a 17-4 run to take a 30-28 lead at the break.

The Hawks then outscored the Saxons (6-15, 1-9), 30-12, for a 20-point lead and stayed ahead by double digits the rest of the way.

Rachael Stedman and Harley Cleary scored 16 and 15 points, respectively, for the Saxons, who are 9-42 all-time against Hartwick.

Winners of four straight, the Hawks are off until hosting Stevens for an E8 game on Feb. 18.

Gallaudet 64, Cobleskill 60

Kady Porterfield finished with 16 points, 13 rebounds and five blocks Saturday, but SUNY Cobleskill dropped a North Eastern Athletic Conference game in overtime.

Porterfield scored on a putback with about 30 seconds left to tie the score at 54 and set up overtime. Shelby Preston gave the Fighting Tigers (5-15, 3-9) their final lead, at 60-59, on a layup with 1:02 to play in the extra period.

The Bison (10-10, 7-3) then scored the last five points for the victory.

Preston also had a double-double, with 13 points and 12 rebounds. Kaena Davenport scored a college-best 16 points for Cobleskill, which hosts Cazenovia at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Herkimer 70, Delhi 48

Cassie Beaver scored 20 points and Hunter-Tannersville graduate Anne Marie Butler contributed 14 for visiting SUNY Delhi, which lost in the Mountain Valley Conference on Saturday.

The Broncos will host Davis College at 5 p.m. today.

MEN’S BASKETBALLAlfred 105, Hartwick 98

Jared Suderley’s 14th double-double of the season featured a game-high 28 points and 13 rebounds, but Hartwick lost an E8 road game Saturday.

Joey Lufkin contributed 19 points and five steals for the Hawks (13-9, 8-2), who were outscored, 63-50, in the second half.

Kyle Bradley scored eight points to become a 1,000-point scorer in four seasons with the Hawks. He also had seven rebounds and five assists.

Tyler Seelman’s 25 points paced the Saxons (16-5, 7-3), who received 15 points, seven rebounds and five steals from Thomas Tsatsis.

Hartwick is off until Feb. 18, when it hosts Stevens for an E8 game.

O-State 83, Buffalo St. 82

Zach Mager scored a game-high 23 points Saturday for host Oneonta State, which held off a late comeback bid for a SUNYAC victory.

Mager hit two free throws with about six seconds left, giving the Red Dragons (11-11, 8-7) an 83-79 lead. Roderick Epps then made a buzzer-beating three-pointer for the Bengals (11-10, 7-7), who rallied from an 11-point deficit with 4:48 remaining.

Kareem Williams earned his first collegiate double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds for Oneonta, which received 21 points from Dan Lee and 13 from Mikey McElroy.

Justin Mitchell finished with a team-best 17 points for Buffalo State, which trailed, 33-29, at halftime.

Oneonta closes its regular-season home schedule at 8 p.m. Friday against New Paltz.

Cobleskill 61, PS Abington 59

Brandon Smith had 19 points and eight rebounds to lift Cobleskill to a NEAC victory Sunday.

The Fighting Tigers (7-12, 6-7) faced a 29-20 halftime deficit and trailed by 12 points in the second half but rallied back for their fourth straight victory. Smith hit a three-pointer with 38 seconds left to give Cobleskill the lead for good, at 60-59.

Smith then grabbed the rebound off a missed three-pointer by Penn State Abington. He passed to Dane Brown, who was fouled and made 1 of 2 free throws with 18 seconds to go for the final margin.

Max Alton missed a three at the buzzer for PS Abington (11-8, 8-5).

Alexis Nunez finished with 19 points and six steals for Cobleskill, which also received 10 points from Mike Chapman.

The Fighting Tigers host SUNYIT at 5 p.m. Wednesday in the NEAC.

Cobleskill 44, Gallaudet 35

Brandon Smith scored a game-high 17 points Saturday for Cobleskill, which avenged a 52-50 loss to Gallaudet earlier this season by holding the Bison (6-14, 5-8) to a season-low for points.

Mike Chapman contributed 14 points and a game-high eight rebounds for the Fighting Tigers, who received seven rebounds and six steals from Dane Brown.

Delhi 62, Herkimer 58

Marvilio Berroa hit a three-pointer with 15 seconds left to put visiting Delhi ahead by four points, and the Broncos held on for a Mountain Valley Conference victory.

Berroa’s three from the top of the key gave Delhi a 60-56 lead.

Herkimer scored with 8 seconds left and then fouled DJ Nickelson, who hit both ends of a 1-and-1 to seal the Broncos’ eighth straight victory.

Delhi, which is ranked sixth among NJCAA Division III programs, held a 26-22 halftime lead.

Ibrahima Toure had team-highs of 14 points and nine rebounds, Matt Banton contributed 10 points and Berroa grabbed nine rebounds for Delhi (21-4, 13-1), which hosts Davis College at 7 p.m. today.

Herkimer County Community College fell to 18-7 overall and 10-3 in the MVC.

INDOOR TRACKValentine Invitational

Oneonta State’s Charles Remillard set a program-record in the 5-kilometer run on Saturday during the Valentine Invitational at Boston University.

Remillard shaved nearly three seconds off the program mark by crossing in a personal-best 15:04.41, beating the 2012 record of 15:07 set on the same track by John Longo.

Mike Didas finished the same course in 15:12.95, a personal-record by 19 seconds that marks the third-fastest time in program history.

The Red Dragons almost had another program record in the men’s distance medley relay as Tom Haskins, Micah Patterson, David Bohunicky and Andrew Bohunicky completed the event in 10:03.36.

Haskins also had the second-fastest program time in the mile, at 4:15.53. Andrew Bohunicky finished with the third-fastest time in program history in the same event, at 4:16.74.

David Bohunicky’s personal-best of 1:54.25 in an 800-meter heat also marked the second-best time in program history.

O-State also received personal bests from Joe Carr and Jake Alviene. Carr ran a 21.83 in the 200, which ranks second in program history and third among NCAA Division III men. Alviene’s 22.02 in the same event ranks 12th in D-III this season.

Danielle Kennedy paced Oneonta’s women with a school record of 17:32.56 in the 5K, beating her old record of 17:47.

Mary Kate Bida had the second-fastest time in program history in the 3K, which she finished in 10:26.75.

Alexandria Kober covered 36 feet, 5.75 inches in the triple jump, a college-best that ranks second in the SUNYAC and 19th in D-III.

The Red Dragons will compete at the Bomber Invitational this Saturday at Ithaca College.

WATER POLOTriton Invite

Britt Tait scored four goals Sunday to lead Hartwick to a 16-9 victory over Sonoma State on the second day of the UC Triton Invite at the University of California at San Diego.

Katie Ermakova contributed three goals for the Hawks, who received two goals from Lara Dendy Young. Lily Gall, Stephanie El Safty, Sami Capparelli, Cayley Tonkin, Devon Boyle, Jemma Dendy Young and Ricci Fergio also scored for Hartwick, which held a 9-6 lead at halftime.

Hartwick followed with a 10-3 rout of Marist in the afternoon match. Capparelli scored three times for the Hawks (4-5), who got two goals apiece from Jemma Dendy Young and Ermakova.

Tonkin, Tait and Boyle also scored for Hartwick, which lost its first two matches Saturday.

Ermakova scored twice in a 13-4 loss to 10th-ranked Arizona State on Saturday. Capparelli and Jemma Dendy Young also scored.

Capparelli had three goals in a 15-7 loss to the host Aztecs. Lara Dendy Young, Jemma Dendy Young, Tait and Ermakova also had goals for Hartwick, which was outscored, 10-3, in the second half.

The Hawks will play George Washington University at 10:30 a.m. this Saturday, followed by a 4:45 p.m. match against the host school during the Bucknell Tournament.

WRESTLINGO-State goes 1-2

Senior Dan Graff became the sixth wrestler in Oneonta State history to win 100 matches Saturday, when his 3-1 sudden-victory decision over Martin Strenk at 174 pounds sparked a comeback for a 21-19 defeat of Williams College.

Anthony Marino then pinned Chris Chorzepa in 14 seconds at 184 to bring Oneonta to 19-15 with two bouts left. Chad Obzud followed with a 5-2 decision at 197 before Stephen Provenzano capped the rally with a 4-1 decision at 285.

The Red Dragons (9-9) then fell to Wesleyan University, 20-15, and Ithaca College, 42-3.

O-State closes its regular season with a dual meet at Rochester Institute of Technology this Saturday.