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January 23, 2013

O-State women top rival

STAFF REPORT

Kristin Pappalardo and Alyshia Crawford scored 23 and 21 points, respectively, and host Oneonta State scored 51 points after halftime to beat rival Cortland, 74-70, Tuesday in a SUNY Athletic Conference women’s basketball game.

Pappalardo’s point total was her season high and Crawford tied her season best.

Oneonta High graduate Erin Wolstenholme had 10 points and nine rebounds for Cortland (6-9, 4-5). South Kortright graduate Renee Craft played two minutes for Cortland but did not score.

When Wolstenholme hit a three-pointer with 14 minutes, 54 seconds left, Cortland led, 37-30.

Cortland increased its lead to 41-33 as Wolstenholme assisted on Sarah Shine’s jumper with 13:19 left.

But O-State (7-9, 4-5) answered with a 30-14 run.

O-State took the lead for keeps at 54-52 on a layup by Grace Schilling with 4:44 left. A three-point play by Crawford with 2:44 to play increased Oneonta’s lead to 59-52.

Schilling made it 63-55 on a pair of free throws with 1:33 to play.

Cortland made one final run, pulling to 69-68 on a layup by Megan Touhey with 18 seconds to go. Pappalardo answered with two free throws with 17 seconds left before Cortland’s Lindsay Minor scored inside to make it a one-point game with nine seconds remaining.

But O-State’s Kelly Mulligan went 1-for-2 from the line with six seconds left and Minor missed a tying layup with two seconds to play.

Pappalardo, who also had seven assists, then capped a 14-for-16 performance at the free throw line with a pair of foul shots with one second left to seal it.

Touhey had 19 points to lead Cortland.

O-State, which has followed a seven-game skid with three straight wins, will travel to Brockport at 6 p.m. Friday.

Hartwick 69, Stevens 67

Maria Foglia capped a 25-point night by converting a three-point play with 17 seconds left that capped the scoring in host Hartwick College’s Empire 8 Conference victory.

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