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January 23, 2013

O-State women top rival

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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.

Foglia, who also had five assists, hit a layup and was fouled by Maggie Kowalska with 17 seconds to go. Her free throw made 69-67.

Lisa Tessitore and Avis Benjamin missed layups in the final eight seconds for Stevens (8-8, 3-3).

Harwtick (14-3, 6-0) also received 19 points from Brittney Dumas and 11 from Kait Veit. Dumas shot 9-for-13 from the floor.

Neither side led by more than four points in the second half.

The Hawks, winners of seven straight, will travel to Elmira College at 6 p.m. Friday.

Albany COP 65, Delhi 54

Gilbertsville-Mount Upton graduate Tanya Barnes had 17 points and 11 rebounds in SUNY Delhi’s non-conference loss at home to Albany College of Pharmacy.

Yaya Sota contributed 14 points and nine rebounds, and Jackie Bailey had 10 points and 14 rebounds for the Broncos (10-11), who will host Herkimer at 5 p.m. Friday.

MEN’S BASKETBALL

Hartwick 63, Stevens 56

A suddenly resurgent Hartwick College squad knocked off the 24th-ranked team in Division III at home in the Empire 8 Conference.

The Hawks (11-6, 3-3), who qualified for the last two NCAA Division III tournaments, have won four in a row. They received 21 points from Jared Suderley and 14 from Anthony Keane to hand Stevens (14-2, 5-1) its first conference loss.

Suderley also had 12 rebounds and went 13-for-15 from the free throw line.

Stevens took its final lead on a jumper by Russ Thompson with 4:14 to go.

Hartwick answered with eight straight points _ the last four on free throws by Suderley, including two with 1:11 left to make it 58-51.

Following a three-pointer by Thompson, Suderley made four more free throws, the last two giving the Hawks a 62-54 lead with 36 seconds remaining.

Laurens graduate Aaron Laing had five points and five rebounds for Hartwick, which will travel to Elmira College at 8 p.m. Friday.

Cortland 64, O-State 54

Zach Mager scored a game-high 22 points and Jack Dignan contributed 14, but host Oneonta State lost in the SUNY Athletic Conference.

O-State (2-13) dropped 1-8 in the SUNYAC.

Cortland (13-3, 7-2) was led by Jesse Winter, who scored 17 points.

Next for O-State is a road game against Brockport at 8 p.m. Friday.

HONORS

Dragon recognized

Oneonta State’s Sean Bernstein was named the SUNY Athletic Conference’s track and field athlete of the week.

Bernstein won the 200-meter dash Saturday at the New York University Team Challenge. He crossed in 21.84 seconds.

Bernstein, the defending SUNYAC champion in the 60 and the 200, won a Division III national outdoor in 200 last spring. He also finished runner-up in the 100 at nationals.

O-State will compete in the Hamilton Invitational on Saturday.