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December 7, 2013

Red Dragons drop openers in SUNYAC

Staff Report

Grace Schilling finished with 15 points, seven rebounds and four assists Friday, but Oneonta State opened SUNY Athletic Conference play with a 58-52 women’s basketball loss at Buffalo State.

Alyshia Crawford contributed 13 points for the Red Dragons (4-2), who received 12 points, eight rebounds and three blocks from Sarah Longto.

Olivia Luciani matched Schilling for game-high scoring honors with 15 points for the Bengals (4-0), who received 14 points apiece from Bianca Smiley and Ashley Wallace.

Smiley also grabbed a game-high 10 rebounds for Buffalo State, which took a 31-21 lead into halftime.

O-State visits Fredonia for a SUNYAC game at 2 p.m. Saturday.

MEN’S BASKETBALL

Buffalo St. 89, O-State 68

Jackson Zuvic scored a team-best 23 points, but Oneonta State dropped its SUNYAC opener on the road.

Zach Mager contributed 14 points for and Mikey McElroy had 12 for the Red Dragons, who have lost four straight since starting the season with a 95-80 defeat of the University of Rochester.

Justin Mitchell finished with game-highs of 27 points and 12 rebounds for the Bengals (3-3), who took a 47-25 lead into halftime.

O-State plays a SUNYAC game at Fredonia at 4 p.m. Saturday.

CROSS COUNTRY

Hartwick College

The Empire 8 Conference selected Hartwick College freshman Victoria Hathaway as its Women’s Cross Country Rookie of the Year, the Hawks announced Friday.

Hathaway earned Hartwick’s best finish six times this past season, including titles at the Cross Country Only Championship meet and the Hartwick Fast Track. She also placed second in the Oneonta Early Bird invite.

“From the first day of practice, she has put her heart and soul into running and improving,” Hartwick coach Matt Pohren said in a media release prepared by the college. “She has a no-quit attitude and is seldom satisfied with where she is at because she is always looking to improve.”

Hathaway had the top freshman finish at the E8 Championships, placing 10th on the 3.04-mile course in 18 minutes, 39.1) seconds en route to Second Team all-conference honors. She also placed 84th out of 269 women at the NCAA Atlantic Regionals.

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