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January 21, 2013

Hartwick men rout Nazareth; Delhi wins two on road

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Jared Suderley had 25 points and 11 rebounds to lead host Hartwick College to a 73-51 Empire 8 Conference men’s basketball victory over Nazareth on Saturday.

Suderley shot 8-for-13 from the floor and made all six of his three-point shots as Hartwick improved to 10-6 overall and 2-3 in conference.

Nazareth (11-6) is 4-3 in conference.

“It was a fantastic performance tonight,” Hartwick coach Todd McGuinness said in a media release sent by the school. “Jared in the first half was great and he wanted to make sure we were not going to lose. Christian did a good job of controlling the tempo and finding shooters. It was a much-needed victory and our guys played as hard as they could.”

Mike Geisser had 15 points, four steals, three rebounds and two assists, and Anthony Keane contributed 11 points, four rebounds and four assists for the Hawks, who used a 16-point run to take a 24-8 first-half lead.

Laurens graduate Aaron Laing finished with seven points and five rebounds for Hartwick, which will host 24th-ranked Stevens at 8 p.m. Tuesday. Stevens (14-1) is 5-0 in Empire 8 Conference.

Plattsburgh 82, O-State 75

Sophomore Zach Mager scored a game-high 26 points, but visiting Oneonta lost to drop to 2-12 overall and 1-7 in the SUNY Athletic Conference.

Freshman Jackson Zuvic and sophomore Frankie Kelly had 15 and 10 points, respectively, for the Red Dragons, who will host Cortland State at 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Plattsburgh (10-5, 6-2) received 18 points from Shamoy McIntosh.

Gallaudet 79, Cobleskill 72

Tyrone Mitchell and Kareem Bernard scored 17 points apiece, but host SUNY Cobleskill couldn’t overcome a 20-point halftime in a North Eastern Athletic Conference loss Sunday.

Alexis Nunez contributed 13 points and 11 assists for the Fighting Tigers (4-12, 2-5), who will host Hamilton College at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Layton Seeber had 26 points to lead Gallaudet (9-10, 5-4).

Cobleskill 69, Harrisburg 64

Unatego graduate Travis Woods had 20 points and 10 rebounds as host SUNY Cobleskill scored the final six points to win in the North Eastern Athletic Conference on Saturday.

The Fighting Tigers took the lead for keeps at 65-64 when Jack Jeffres scored inside with 1:30 to play.

Tyrone Mitchell made it a three-point spread on a driving layup with 33 seconds left and Jeffres capped the scoring on two free throws with 10 seconds remaining.

Woods, a freshman, also had five blocks. Mitchell and Jeffres scored 17 and 15 points, respectively, for Cobleskill, which will host Gallaudet at 2 p.m. Saturday.

Thristan Lundy had 14 points for Penn State Harrisburg (8-10, 5-3).

Delhi 67, Schenectady 55

Stefan Bock scored a team-high 16 points to lead SUNY Delhi to a road win Sunday.

Sean Scott scored 10 points and had 11 rebounds for the Broncos (18-2), who will host Columbia Greene on Tuesday.

Delhi 84, North Country 82, 2OT

Quayshaun Mitchell made two three-point baskets in the finals seconds of double overtime on Saturday to lead visiting Delhi to victory.

North Country led, 82-78, with less than 30 seconds left in the second overtime. Mitchell scored from the top of the arc with 22 second left to make it 82-81.

North Country turned the ball over on its next possession, when the Saints lost the ball out of bounds against the Broncos’ press.

Delhi ran a play for Mitchell on the inbound play, finding him along the baseline. His three-point shot with 12 seconds left gave the Broncos the lead. The Saints then missed a three-point shot at the buzzer.

“It was a big-time shot, and he just buried it,” Delhi coach Rob Schoener said of Mitchell’s go-ahead three.

North Country rallied from five points down in the last minute of the first overtime to tie the score.

“Our whole team just has a will to win,” Schoener said. “I was telling their coaches after the game, we had no business losing the game in the first overtime, and we had no business winning it in the second overtime, but our kids found a way.”

Mitchell led Delhi with 23 points and had eight rebounds. Bock scored 19 and had nine rebounds and nine assists. Ismael Pierre scored 16 points to go along with 10 rebounds and six steals.

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

Hartwick 54, Nazareth 36

Host Hartwick College held Nazareth to 25 percent shooting from the floor and forced 17 turnovers in an Empire 8 Conference victory Saturday.

It marked the sixth straight victory for the Hawks (13-3), who improved to 5-0 in the E8.

Freshman Brittney Dumas had game highs of 20 points and nine rebounds. When Dumas hit a three-pointer with 4:38 gone in the second half, she had 16 points _ one more than Nazareth, which trailed, 26-15.

Kate Purcell contributed 14 points, eight rebounds, four steals and three assists. Purcell also hit three threes for the Hawks _ the lone unbeaten team in the E8.

Hartwick took its largest lead of 45-22 following a three-point play by Taylor Vonasek.

The Hawks will host Stevens at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

O-State 65, Plattsburgh 52

Junior Alyshia Crawford scored her college high of 21 points and Oneonta State’s defense held Plattsburgh to 23 percent shooting as the Red Dragons earned a road victory in the SUNY Athletic Conference.

O-State (6-9, 3-5) forced 20 turnovers that led to 26 points.

Freshman Caitlin Cariseo capped a 15-3 O-State run with a basket with 12 minutes left that gave O-State a 47-35 lead.

Freshman Lyteshia Price had 13 points and seven rebounds, sophomore Sarah Longto contributed 10 points, 14 rebounds and four blocks, and Grace Schilling finished with 13 points, six steals and four assists.

The Red Dragons will host Cortland at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

Cobleskill 60, Gallaudet 43

Kady Porterfield and Heidi Anderson had 17 and 13 points, respectively, to lead host Cobleskill to a North Eastern Athletic Conference win Sunday.

Samantha Davis finished with 10 points for the Fighting Tigers (5-10, 4-5), who pulled away from a 27-24 halftime lead by holding Gallaudet (2-14, 0-9) to 6-for-23 shooting in the second half.

Alexis Hauser contributed six points, 10 rebounds, eight assists and four steals for Cobleskill, which will play at Wells College at 1 p.m. Saturday.

Harrisburg 72, Cobleskill 65

Kady Porterfield scored her college high of 23 points, but host SUNY Cobleskill lost Saturday in the North Eastern Athletic Conference.

Porterfield, a sophomore, also had six rebounds, and classmate Samantha Davis had her college highs of 15 points and nine rebounds for the Fighting Tigers (4-10, 3-5), who tied the score at 62 before Harrisburg (10-5, 6-2) went on a 5-0 run.

Senior Heidi Anderson finished with 16 points for Cobleskill.

Delhi wins twice

Gilbertsville-Mount Upton graduate Tanya Barnes had 16 points, eight rebounds and three assists to lead SUNY Delhi to a 61-55 win at Schenectady Community College on Sunday.

Cassie Beaver had 14 points and seven rebounds, and Yaya Soto contributed 10 points for the Broncos (11-9), who will play at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Albany College of Pharmacy.

On Saturday, Soto scored 18 points went 6-for-6 from the free throw line down the stretch to seal a 60-49 win at North Country CC.

Jackie Bailey had 15 points and 11 rebounds, and Barnes contributed 12 points.

INDOOR TRACK

NYU Team Challenge

Sean Bernstein and J.D. Roth won events to lead Oneonta State in the New York University Team Challenge on Saturday at the Armory in New York City.

Bernstein, who won an NCAA Division III outdoor title in the 200 meters last spring, won the 200 in 21.84 seconds.

Roth broke his school record in the 35-pound weight throw with a winning distance of 54 feet, 7 1/8 inches.

Nate Weber contributed a second-place finish in the 1,000, crossing in 2:34.24.

On the women’s side, senior Kate Parsons (20-pound weight throw), junior Danielle Kennedy (3,000) and freshman Alicia Switser (pole vault) all had fifth-place finishes.

O-State will compete in the Terrier Invitational at Boston University on Friday and Saturday.

Wesleyan Invitational

Freshman Makhtar Barros won the triple jump, covering 42 feet, 9 inches as SUNY Cobleskill opened its season at the Wesleyan Invitational.

The women’s team received a sixth-place finish from its 1,600 relay team of Oneonta High graduate Jennifer Havens, Princess Joefield, Chantal Fauteux and Quashanda Barnes. The Fighting Tigers finished in 4:32.77.

Cobleskill will compete at Northeastern University at 10 a.m. Saturday.

Great Dane Classic

SUNY Delhi’s distance-medley relay team of Joelsen Resimo, Kevin Williams, Brendan Callaghan and Pete Schweitzer qualified for the NJCAA meet during the Great Dane Classic at the University at Albany.

The foursome finished in 10:37.16, which included Resimo’s 3:12.2 split in the 1,200.

Also qualifying for nationals was Madesson Weekes, who cleared 10-4 in the pole vault.

Sidney graduate Ashley Mahlmeister had a fifth-place finish in the triple jump for the University at Albany. Mahlmeister covered 39-3 1/4.

WRESTLING

ECWC Tournament

Sophomores Sean Hanson and Shaun Gillen earned runner-up finishes for Oneonta State in the Eastern College Wrestling Conference Tournament on Saturday at Cortland State.

Hanson, wrestling at 145 pounds, had a pin, a technical fall victory, and a 7-3 decision over Caleb Willey of Lycoming in the semifinals. He lost by technical fall in the title match to Jordan Dyer of Brockport.

Gillen won two decisions and one major decision en route to the final at 165. He lost, 8-5, to Blake Fisher of Oswego in the final.

The Red Dragons finished fifth with 106 points. Oswego won with 133.

Chad Obzud (197) and Greg Du Vall (184) finished third for O-State.

Other place-winners for the Red Dragons were Ben Mikac and Brian Barry, who finished fourth and fifth, respectively, at 133 pounds; Jake Smith, who placed fourth at 285; and Curt Rowley, who took fifth at 141.

O-State will host Cortland at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

SWIMMING

Kumpf Invitational

Oneonta State’s women won the Kumpf Invitational for the first time Saturday. The Red Dragons compiled 399 points, 74 ahead of host and runner-up Rensselaer.

Freshman Lauren Zentko led the way with wins in the 1,000-yard freestyle (10 minutes, 56.66 seconds) and the 500 free (5:19.89). She also joined Alexxa Poliachik, Kristin Higgins and Lindsey Molfino on O-State’s winning 400 free relay team.

Jacqueline Haight placed first in the 200 breaststroke in a personal best time of 2:35.65. Freshman Taylor Waldrop touched first in the 200 backstroke in 2:14.58.

O-State will travel to New Paltz on Saturday.

SUNY Cobleskill finished last in the six-team meet. The Fighting Tigers were led by Rachael Degnan, who placed 11th in the 200 butterfly in 2:47.82.

Hartwick sweeps

Hartwick’s men won by a 188-87 count and the women prevailed, 169-115, in Empire 8 Conference wins Saturday at Alfred.

The men were led by Brad Ranson, Chris Willcox and Jeremy Torres, who won two events apiece. Ranson touched first in the 50-yard free (21.97) and the 100 free (48.46). Willcox won the 200 butterfly (1:58.79) and the 100 butterfly (54.68), and Torres was victorious in the 100 breaststroke (1:01.86) and the 200 breaststroke (2:14.60).

Hartwick’s women were led by double-winners Clare Nelson, Jade Woodend and Gwen Mathias.

Nelson won the 100 and 200 breaststroke events in 1:11.75 and 2:35.28, respectively; Wooden touched first in the 50 free (24.69) and 100 free (54.72); and Mathias won the 100 free (11:29.55) and the 200 backstroke (2:19.89).

Hartwick will travel to St. Lawrence at 1 p.m. Saturday.