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January 7, 2013

Hartwick men end slide; women win on road

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Jared Suderley went 11-for-11 from the foul line Saturday en route to a game-high 21 points that led visiting Hartwick College to an 81-73 non-conference men’s basketball victory over Houghton.

Kyle Bradley finished with 16 points and nine rebounds for the Hawks (7-5), who snapped a two-game skid. Teammate Anthony Keane contributed a season-high 15 points, seven rebounds and three blocks, and Matt Petriccione scored a college-high 13 points.

Chris Confair’s 17 points and seven rebounds paced the Highlanders (0-11), who got 16 points from Andres Makori and 15 from Seth Shay.

Hartwick broke a 25-all tie with an 11-3 run to close the opening half. Although the Highlanders rallied for a 46-43 lead with 11 minutes, 42 seconds left, the Hawks later used a 14-5 run to take a 71-62 advantage with 2:18 remaining.

The Hawks secured the triumph by going 7-for-8 from the foul line in the last 28 seconds.

“We made some foul shots down the stretch to keep the game at a distance,” Hartwick Todd McGuinness said. “For as bad as our effort was the last few games, we played harder and our effort was better.”

The Hawks, who last played Houghton in 1985, will host an Empire 8 Conference game against St. John Fisher at 8 p.m. Friday.

Houghton is a provisional member of the Empire 8 this season and is not eligible for postseason play. Games against Houghton do not count in the E8 standings.

PS Abington 82, Cobleskill 80

Alexis Nunez missed a three-pointer at the buzzer Saturday as host Penn State Abington escaped with a North Eastern Athletic Conference victory.

Kareem Bernard’s three-pointer with 17 seconds left tied the score at 80 for the Fighting Tigers (2-9, 0-2), who gave up the go-ahead points 11 seconds later when Darien Mitchell made a jumper.

Tyrone Mitchell’s 19 points paced Cobleskill, which received 16 points from Mike Marcelin and 10 apiece from Nunez and Unatego graduate Travis Woods (nine rebounds).

Avery Barnes’ 23 points and 12 rebounds led Penn State Abington (3-9, 1-0), which received 17 points and 14 rebounds from Mike Marvin.

Cobleskill hosts Cazenovia at 2 p.m. Wednesday.

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

Hartwick 67, Houghton 58

Freshman forward Brittney Dumas scored 14 points Saturday for Hartwick, which rode a 19-0 run in the first half to a non-conference victory.

Junior forward Katrina Caulfield contributed a season-high 10 points and a team-best seven rebounds for the Hawks (9-3), who took the lead for keeps when Lee Arduini’s three-pointer gave them an 11-9 advantage.

“It was a great effort by our team,” said Hartwick coach Missy West, who received points from 10 players in the Hawks’ first game against Houghton. “Katrina had a great game rebounding the ball with some great inside seals for layups. Our players found her at the right time and she finished the plays.”

Kristen Moose scored a game-high 19 points for Houghton (6-5), which fell into a 39-25 hole at halftime and failed to get closer than 12 points the rest of the way.

Hartwick will host Empire 8 games against St. John Fisher on Friday and Alfred on Saturday.

Hartwick 62, Nazareth 44

Brittney Dumas’ college-bests of 21 points and 10 rebounds helped Hartwick to an Empire 8 Conference victory Friday.

Dumas made of 9 of 16 shots from the floor for the Hawks (8-3, 2-0), who outscored Nazareth (3-8, 0-1), 35-18, in the second half.

Maria Foglia and Lee Arduini had 10 points and four rebounds apiece for Hartwick. Foglia also had a game-high four assists to go along with three steals.

Hartwick led, 27-26, at halftime. The Hawks then started the second half on a 19-4 run that started with a three-pointer by Kate Purcell.

Purcell finished with nine points, five rebounds and four steals.

St. Elizabeth 64, Cobleskill 54

Heidi Anderson finished with a game-high 22 points and four steals Sunday, but SUNY Cobleskill lost a North Eastern Athletic Conference game on the road.

Anderson’s 10-for-29 effort from the field included a 1-for-15 performance from three-point range for the Fighting Tigers (1-8, 0-3), who received 11 rebounds and three blocks from Kady Porterfield.

Ashley Pledger had 18 points for Saint Elizabeth (5-5, 3-1), which received 11 points from Amerisse Rogers and a game-best 11 rebounds from Kelly O’Dell.

Cobleskill hosts Cazenovia at noon Wednesday.

PS Abington 85, Cobleskill 43

Kady Porterfield had team highs of 15 points and seven rebounds, but SUNY Cobleskill lost a NEAC road game Saturday.

Heidi Anderson and Sarah Efthimiou contributed 10 points apiece for the Fighting Tigers, who faced a 50-16 halftime deficit.

Trish Watson’s game-high 28 points and 11 assists paced Penn State Abington (4-5, 2-0), which received 21 points and 19 rebounds from Jessica Schmidt.

SWIMMING

Hartwick men sweep

Luke Grunewald and Brad Ranson won two races apiece Saturday to lead Hartwick’s men to victories over Union, 145-96, and Springfield, 153-83, during a non-conference tri-meet at Moyer Pool.

Grunewald placed first in the 1,000-yard free (10:03.39) and the 500 free (4:51.40). Ranson won the 100 free (48.16) and the 50 free (21.74).

Miles Blaney contributed a triumph in the 200 free (1:47.57) for the Hawks, who also got a 400 medley relay victory in 3:34.40 from Cody Cupit, Kenny Kleso, Chris Willcox and Ranson.

Clare Nelson’s victory in the 200 breaststroke (2:32.12) paced Hartwick’s women, who beat Union, 125-105, but fell, 153-83, to Springfield.

Kaitlyn Campbell, Erin Holladay, Dana Vinyard and Gwen Mathias won the 400 free relay in 3:52.57 for the Hawks, who host Cortland this Sunday.