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December 8, 2013

O-State men, women win SUNYAC games on road

Staff Report

Zach Mager scored a game-high 21 points Saturday to lead Oneonta State to a 67-54 SUNY Athletic Conference men’s basketball victory at Fredonia.

Mager also had a team-best seven rebounds and four steals for the Red Dragons (2-4, 1-1), who rallied from a 13-4 deficit with a 15-3 run in the opening half.

Mikey McElroy finished with 16 points and four steals for O-State, which received 11 points and six rebounds from Jackson Zuvic.

O-State finished with advantages of 24-13 in points off turnovers, 28-18 in bench points and 38-24 in points in the paint. Zuvic completed a three-point play late in the first half to give Oneonta the lead for keeps, at 23-22. Mager’s layup with 1:36 left in the first half led to a 25-22 halftime cushion.

Oneonta, which started the second half on a 26-10, hosts a non-conference game against St. John Fisher this Saturday.

Keuka 78, Cobleskill 66

Cortrell King finished with 18 points and five rebounds for SUNY Cobleskill, which dropped a North Eastern Athletic Conference game Sunday at Keuka (4-4, 2-2) to close the 2013 portion of its schedule.

Brandon Smith contributed 13 points and eight rebounds for the Fighting Tigers (1-7, 0-4), who received 12 points from Mathew Hutchinson.

Cobleskill visits Oswego for a non-conference game Jan. 4.

Wells 72, Cobleskill 69

Cortell King scored a game-high 31 points Saturday, but Cobleskill lost a NEAC game on the road.

King went 10-for-16 from the floor and grabbed eight rebounds for the Fighting Tigers, who received 13 points from Brandon Smith and 11 assists from Alexis Nunez.

Jordan Jean’s 19 points paced the Express (3-5, 3-0), which rallied from a 39-37 halftime deficit.

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

O-State 56, Fredonia 41

Alyshia Crawford led three double-digit scorers for Oneonta State with 13 points as the Red Dragons won a SUNYAC game on the road Saturday.

Grace Schilling and Lyteshia Price (nine rebounds) contributed 10 points apiece for the Red Dragons (5-2, 1-1), who took a 28-18 lead into halftime.

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