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February 13, 2013

OHS grad helps Oswego down Red Dragons

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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.

Kelly Mulligan had 11 points for Oneonta, which received 10 points and nine rebounds from Price.

Cobleskill 79, Morrsville 49

Heidi Anderson had 20 points to lead three SUNY Cobleskill players in double figures as the Fighting Tigers won on the road in the North Eastern Athletic Conference.

Kady Porterfield contributed 12 points and 14 rebounds, and Alexis Hauser had 14 points and 10 assists for the Fighting Tigers (8-14, 7-9), who led, 31-23, at halftime.

Akiella Parks had 12 points for Morrisville (1-23, 1-15).

Davis College 61, Delhi 57

Milford graduate Mariah Coville scored her college high of 23 points, but SUNY Delhi lost a non-conference road game in overtime.

Davis College got out to a quick lead in overtime. The Broncos’ Yaya Soto made two three-pointers in the extra period, but Davis hit all of its free throws down the stretch.

Soto finished with nine points.

Jackie Bailey had 10 points for Delhi, including the tying basket in regulation.

The Broncos (12-14) will host Word of Life at 6 p.m. today.


O-State pair recognized

Oneonta State’s Danielle Kennedy and Sean Bernstein were named the SUNY Athletic Conference’s female and male athlete of the week, respectively, for track and field.

Kennedy, a junior, broke her school record in the 5,000 meters Saturday in the Kane Invitational at Cornell. She placed third in the race behind a pair of Division I athletes.

Kennedy crossed in 17 minutes, 47.65 seconds _ about five seconds faster than her previous record set last year at Boston University. The team is also the fastest by a SUNYAC runner this season and qualified Kennedy for the ECAC meet.

Bernstein, a senior, was honored by the SUNYAC for the third time this season. He broke the school record in the 60 with a time of 6.87. That time broke the record of 6.89 set by Durell Cull on the same track in 2010. Bernstein’s time ranks third nationally in Division IIII.

He also teamed with Joe Carr, Thomas Wheeler and Micah Patterson to win the 1,600 relay in 3:22.59, a time that ranks 12th nationally.

Last spring, Bernstein won a Division III outdoor championship in the 200 and finished runner-up in the nation in the 100.

O-State will compete in the Marc Deneault Invitational on Saturday at Cornell.