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November 14, 2012

G-MU grads lead Delhi to victory

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Gilbertsville-Mount Upton graduate Tanya Barnes scored 16 points Tuesday to lead SUNY Delhi to a 61-43 non-conference women’s basketball victory at Broome Community College.

Barnes also had four rebounds, three steals and three assists for the Broncos (3-3), who received six points, five rebounds, six steals and five assists from another G-MU graduate, Bri Lambert.

Freshman Jackie Bailey contributed 14 points for Delhi, which got eight points from Bainbridge-Guilford product Shania Vandermark.

Randi Conway, who also graduated from B-G, had seven points for the Hornets (1-5).

The Broncos, who held a 23-19 lead at halftime, visit Fulton-Montgomery on Thursday.

O-State starts Thursday

Oneonta State’s women will open their basketball season with a non-conference game at Western Connnecticut State University on Thursday.

Juniors Kristin Pappalardo and Grace Schilling are among the key returners for the Red Dragons, who won the 2011 SUNYAC Tournament championship en route to an appearance in the NCAA Division III Tournament.

O-State’s home opener is slated for Nov. 28, against city rival Hartwick College.

MEN’S BASKETBALL

O-State opens Friday

Oneonta State will begin its men’s basketball season Friday night against host Scranton in the opening game of the Raddison Invitational.

Sophomore Frankie Kelly, the 2011 SUNYAC Rookie of the Year, returns for an Oneonta squad that finished 3-22 last season.

The Red Dragons’ first home game is scheduled for Nov. 28 against city rival Hartwick College.

VOLLEYBALL

O-State senior honored

Oneonta State senior Kacy Boburka received an All-Region honorable mention from the American Volleyball Coaches Association.

An All-SUNY Athletic Conference first-teamer for the third straight season, Boburka is the first O-State member to be recognized as an All-Region player by the AVCA since Jill Meehan in 2005.

Boburka led the Red Dragons (21-13) with 344 kills and a hitting percentage of .347, which marks her college best. She also finished her four seasons at Oneonta with a program-best 1,409 kills all-time.

Boburka also finished second on the team with 54 aces, third with 239 digs and fourth with 54 blocks.