Oneonta High graduate Alex Mirabito had 11 points, four rebounds and three assists to help host Oswego State to a 79-75 SUNY Athletic Conference men’s basketball victory over Oneonta State on Tuesday.
Senior guard Mirabito, The Daily Star’s Player of the Year in 2009, shot 5-for-7 from the field.
The Lakers (17-6, 10-6) received 33 points and 18 rebounds from Hayden Ward, who shot 12-for-23 from the floor.
Zach Mager’s 21 points paced four Red Dragons in double figures. Dan Lee and Jackson Zuvic contributed 17 points apiece, and Frankie Kelly finished with 12 points for the Red Dragons.
Kelly’s layup with four seconds left pulled O-State to 78-75.
But Sean Michele’s free throw with a second left sealed it for Oswego.
The Red Dragons (4-20) fell to 3-14 in the SUNYAC.
Morrisville 106, Cobleskill 69
Unatego graduate Travis Woods had 16 points and South Kortright graduate Brandon Tuttle contributed four during the Fighting Tigers’ North Eastern Athletic Conference road loss.
Woods shot 7-for-13 from the field. Tuttle made both of his shots from the floor.
Cobleskill (5-19, 3-11) received a game-high 25 points from Tyrone Mitchell.
Andrew Lucio had 18 points for Morrisville (18-5, 12-2).
Oswego 47, Oneonta 46
Visiting Oneonta had two cracks from close range at a go-ahead basket in the closing seconds but couldn’t convert in a SUNY Athletic Conference loss.
Kristin Pappalardo hit a pair of free throws with 21 seconds left to pull the Red Dragons to 47-46.
Oneonta then fouled Jenn Robbins, who missed the front end of a 1-and-1 with 17 seconds remaining. Lyteshia Price grabbed the rebound for Oneonta, which called timeout with 10 seconds to go.
On the inbounds play, Sarah Longto missed a layup. Alyshia Crawford grabbed the rebound before missing the putback and Kassie Klein got the rebound to seal it for Oswego.
The Lakers (16-7) improved to 10-6 in conference. The Red Dragons (12-12) are 9-8 in the SUNYAC with two games left.