The Daily Star
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Zach Mager scored 31 points for the second time this season, leading Oneonta State’s men’s basketball team to an 80-75 victory over host New Paltz on Saturday in the SUNY Athletic Conference.
Mager, a junior, went 10-for-21 from the field and 9-for-11 at the free throw line. He has scored 20 or more points nine times this season for Oneonta (6-5, 3-1).
Mager had 18 points in the second half, when freshman Mikey McElroy scored 12 of his 14 points to help the Red Dragons overcome a 42-36 deficit at the break.
O-State finished 26-for-52 from the floor -- including a 7-for-13 effort from three-point range -- and 21-for-32 at the foul line against the Hawks (4-7, 1-3).
Oneonta visits Cortland on Tuesday.
Nazareth 86, Hartwick 76
Jared Suderley scored a team-best 19 points, but visiting Hartwick College suffered its first Empire 8 Conference setback of the season Saturday.
Joey Lufkin, Kyle Bradley and Marc Summy scored 14 points apiece for the Hawks (7-6, 3-1), who were tied at 29 with Nazareth (8-5, 2-2) at halftime.
Maurice Mills’ 29 points and eight rebounds paced the Golden Flyers, who took control with a 20-4 run late in the second half. Teammate Brad Ford contributed 24 points and 14 rebounds.
Hartwick plays an Empire 8 game at Stevens on Tuesday.
Delhi 72, Herkimer 60
Ibrahima Toure’s 17 points paced four SUNY Delhi scorers in double figures as the visiting Broncos won in the Mountain Valley Conference on Saturday.
Delhi and Herkimer came into Saturday ranked fifth and eighth, respectively, among NJCAA Division III schools.
“We really, really guarded,” Delhi coach Rob Schoener said. “It’s probably the best defensive effort we’ve had all season. Plus, we did a good job attacking their zone.”
Toure also had nine rebounds. Sean Scott and Diamonte Zarba scored 15 and 13 points, respectively, and DJ Nickelson contributed 12 points and 10 assists for the Broncos.
“We’re deep and talented,” Schoener said of his team’s balanced scoring.
Delhi (13-3, 5-0) hosts Mohawk Valley at 7 p.m. Tuesday.
Cobleskill 69, Canton 68
Junior forward Tracee Schiebel scored on a putback as time expired, giving SUNY Cobleskill a non-conference victory over visiting Canton (2-8) on Saturday.
Schiebel rebounded a missed free throw by teammate Shelby Preston with 1.5 seconds left, then scored the winner over two Canton defenders.
The Kangaroos’ Zoey Smith forced overtime by hitting a free throw that tied the score at 58 with 8 seconds left in regulation.
Cobleskill (2-8) went on to take a 67-65 lead, but Canton’s Alicia Uhlein hit a three-pointer from the top of the key with 7 seconds to go in the extra period. Preston was fouled on a drive to the basket to set up Schiebel’s winner.
Scheibel led all scorers with 20 points. She also had seven rebounds and six assists. Preston finished with 16 points and 11 rebounds for the Fighting Tigers, who received 13 points, 15 rebounds and six assists from Kaena Davenport.
Breanna Vatter’s 15 points paced Canton, which received 14 points and 10 rebounds from Karyss Terrance.
Cobleskill visits Cazenovia for a North Eastern Athletic Conference game Wednesday.
O-State 60, New Paltz 42
Alyshia Crawford and Cara Adams scored 12 points apiece to lead Oneonta State to a SUNYAC victory at New Paltz (2-9, 0-4) on Saturday. Adams’ season-high 12 points helped the Red Dragons’ bench outscore the Hawks’ reserves, 35-18.
Oneonta’s Lyteshia Price made two free throws to tie the score at 12 at the 8:45 mark of the first half. The Red Dragons (9-2, 3-1), who have won five in a row, scored the next 12 points en route to a 33-14 halftime lead.
O-State visits Cortland on Tuesday.
Hartwick 72, Nazareth 54
Brittney Dumas finished with game-highs of 23 points and 10 rebounds to lead Hartwick to an Empire 8 Conference victory on the road Saturday.
Maria Foglia scored 11 points and Taylor Vonasek had 10 for the Hawks (10-3, 4-0), who led by 26 points after 15 minutes.
“Tonight was the best defensive effort we have had all season,” Hartwick coach Missy West said in a release prepared by the college. “Everyone came in ready to play hard and we had great energy across the board.”
Hartwick visits Stevens for an E8 game Tuesday.
Herkimer 73, Delhi 21
Samaria Newkirk scored 14 points for Delhi in a Mountain Valley Conference loss Saturday.
The Broncos host Mohawk Valley on Tuesday.
Hartwick splits on road
Ben Detar, Luke Grunewald, Brad Ranson and Matt Plunkett won two events apiece to lead Hartwick’s men to a 177-111 non-conference victory at Cortland on Sunday.
Detar took first in the 100-yard butterfly (53.95 seconds) and the 200 butterfly (1:57.07); Grunewald was first in the 500 freestyle (4:57.37) and the 1,000 free (10:07.11); Ranson won the 100 free (48.24) and the 200 free (1:46.60); and Plunkett touched first in the 100 backstroke (55.74) and the 200 backstroke (2:00.05).
Plunkett and Ranson also joined Joey Mulvehill and Evan DeGidio for a win in the 400 free relay (3:16.55).
Gwen Mathias had two victories for Hartwick’s women, who fell, 170-124. She won the 500 free (5:22.23) and the 1,000 free (11:01.54).
Kaitlyn Campbell won the 200 free (2:02.45) and Hartwick teammate Clare Nelson took first in the 200 breaststroke (2:29.85).
The Hawks host Alfred on Saturday.
Sam Scott took fifth in the one-meter dive with 213.25 points as Cobleskill’s men finished last in the seven-team Kumpf Invitational on Saturday at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
The Fighting Tigers visit Wells College on Wednesday.
Ben Mikac, fellow senior Dan Graff and sophomore Shaun Gillen each went 4-0 Saturday as Oneonta State went 4-for-4 in team victories during the North-South Duals at Ursinus College.
Gillen pinned three of his opponents and Graff pinned two for the Red Dragons (6-6), who defeated McDaniel (28-21), Trinity (36-12), Gettysburg (33-15) and Elizabethtown (36-10).
Chad Obzud (two pins) and Dominic DeGraba contributed three victories apiece for Oneonta, which will compete in the ECWC Championships this Saturday at Lycoming.