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February 4, 2013

O-State women ride balance to big win

Staff Report

No Oneonta State women’s basketball player scored in double figures Saturday, but it didn’t really matter.

Ten Red Dragons contributed points to their 61-37 rout of SUNY Athletic Conference rival Potsdam, which faced a 37-10 deficit at halftime. Bryn Loomis and Kristin Pappalardo finished with nine points apiece to pace Oneonta (10-10, 7-6), which has won six of its last seven games.

With five SUNYAC games left, the Red Dragons are in the thick of a race for the final three spots in the six-team conference tournament, which will send the winner to the NCAA Division III Tournament.

This year’s tournament has only six teams and Oneonta has moved itself into the middle of a five-team pack that is vying for probably only three spots.

Grace Schilling contributed eight points, seven assists and three steals for the Red Dragons, who got a college-best eight rebounds from freshman Rebecca Nelson.

Hannah Kmiecinski’s 14 points paced Potsdam (1-19, 0-13).

O-State visits Cortland on Tuesday.

O-State 56,

Plattsburgh 52

Grace Schilling and fellow junior Kristin Pappalardo scored 14 points apiece to lead O-State to a SUNYAC win at home Friday.

Sarah Longto contributed 13 points and six blocks for the Red Dragons, who won for the fifth time in six games.

Clinton 50, Delhi 49

Gilbertsville-Mount Upton graduate Bri Lambert finished with 14 points and 10 rebounds, but SUNY Delhi lost a Mountain Valley Conference road game in overtime Sunday.

Ruth Paul made the second shot of two free throws with .2 seconds to play in the extra period to secure the victory for Clinton, which held a 22-18 lead at halftime and rallied to force a 43-all tie at the end of regulation.

Milford graduate Mariah Coville grabbed 11 rebounds for the Broncos (13-13), who received 10 points from Jackie Bailey.

Delhi hosts Mohawk Valley at 5 p.m. Tuesday.

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