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January 4, 2014

Hartwick basketball teams sweep Ithaca

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Hartwick College’s women rallied from 11-point halftime deficit to defeat visiting Ithaca College, 63-60, Friday in an Empire 8 Conference basketball game.

Brittney Dumas led the Hawks with 18 points and 11 rebounds. Taylor Vonasek contributed 14 points and six rebounds, and Maria Foglia had 10 points and four assists for the Hawks.

Ithaca (6-3, 0-1), which is ranked 18th, took a 44-33 lead on a jumper by Ally Mnich with 13 minutes, 53 seconds left.

Hartwick responded with a 10-0 run that included three-pointers by Vonasek and Kait Veit, the latter making it a one-point game with 10:53 to play.

A free throw by Mnich gave Ithaca a 45-43 lead with 10 ½ minutes left, but Veit hit another three-pointer with 10:09 left in the half to give the Hawks a 46-45 lead.

A layup by Dumas with 5 ½ minutes remaining gave Hartwick the lead for keeps at 48-47.

When Dumas made a three-pointer, Hartwick took a 53-49 lead with 3:38 to play.

Vonasek’s two free throws with 12 seconds put the Hawks ahead by eight before Ithaca’s Kathryn Campbell hit a pair of baskets over the final six seconds.

Kate Purcell had six points and six assists for the Hawks (7-2, 1-0), who will host Utica College at 5 p.m. Saturday.

MEN’S BASKETBALLHartwick 92, Ithaca 50

Jared Suderley had game-high’s of 29 points and 12 rebounds as host Hartwick College opened its Empire 8 Conference schedule with a lopsided victory.

Suderley made six of his eight three-point attempts. The Hawks (5-5, 1-0)finished 14-for-31 from behind the arc. The Bombers (3-6, 0-1) went 0-for-12 from three-point range.

Kyle Bradley contributed 14 points on 7-for-9 shooting from the floor and Matt Petruccione had 13 points for the Hawks, who led, 47-19, at halftime.

Hartwick shot 35-for-72 from the field. Ithaca finished 18 of 56 from the floor.

Sam Bevan had 13 points to lead the Bombers.

The Hawks will travel to St. John Fisher at 6 p.m. Friday.