Hartwick 74, Houghton 52
Junior guard Kate Purcell broke Hartwick’s all-time record for three-pointers as host Hartwick cruised to a non-league victory against a future Empire 8 Conference opponent on Friday.
Purcell’s second three-pointer of the night came with 5 minutes, 55 seconds left in the first half and gave the Hawks a 29-16 lead. It gave Purcell 118 threes and allowed her to pass Laura Shockro for first-place in school history. Shockro made 117 threes from 2001-05.
Hartwick (12-3) has won five straight. The Hawks are also the last unbeaten team in the E8 after St. John Fisher upset Ithaca, 63-59, on Friday.
Maria Foglia had 20 points to lead the Hawks, who received 18 points from Brittney Dumas.
Hartwick led throughout as Purcell’s record-tying three-pointer and a basket from Dumas gave the hosts a 5-0 advantage three minutes in. A three from Houghton’s Kaitlin Hammersley made it 11-7 at the 13:50 mark, but the Hawks quickly built their lead back up to double digits with six straight points.
Hartwick will host Nazareth College at 5 p.m. Saturday. The Hawks beat the Golden Flyers, 62-44, in Rochester two weeks ago.
O-State 57, Potsdam 39
Grace Schilling had 13 points, five rebounds, two assists and two steals to lead visiting Oneonta State to a SUNY Athletic Conference win.
Kristin Pappalardo finished with 12 points, four assist sand three steals for the Red Dragons (5-9, 2-5), who improved to 4-3 on the road.
Potsdam fell to 1-13.
The Red Dragons visit Plattsburgh at 2 p.m. Saturday.
Hartwick 76, Houghton 47
Jared Suderley scored a game-high 18 points to lead Hartwick to a non-conference victory at home.
Mike Geisser contributed 10 points for the Hawks (9-6), who received two points and four assists from Laurens graduate Aaron Laing.
Chris Confair’s 14 points paced Houghton (0-15), which received 11 from Tyler McQuaid.
Potsdam 82, O-State 62