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February 4, 2013

O-State women ride balance to big win

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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.

Lancaster 59,

Cobleskill 54

Heidi Anderson scored a game-high 20 points Saturday, but Cobleskill dropped a North Eastern Athletic Conference game on the road.

Kady Porterfield and Alexis Hauser contributed 10 points apiece for the Fighting Tigers (6-13, 5-8), who trailed, 30-25, at halftime.

Brooklyn Wilson and Lauren Heliger scored 16 points apiece for Lancaster Bible (16-4, 12-2), which tied a program record for wins in a single season.

Hartwick on TV Tuesday

Tuesday night’s Empire 8 Conference game between Hartwick and host Utica will be televised live on the Time Warner Cable Sports Network throughout New York. The game starts at 6 p.m. and will be broadcast in Central New York on channel 813.

The TWCS broadcast also can be viewed on the Internet at www.twcs.tv/sportstream. The stream is free for Road Runner subscribers.

MEN’S BASKETBALL

Delhi 78, Clinton 60

Quayshaun Mitchell finished with 27 points and nine rebounds to lead SUNY Delhi to a Mountain Valley Conference victory on the road Sunday.

Sean Scott contributed 15 points and 11 rebounds for the Broncos, who took a 41-29 lead into halftime.

Stefan Bock had 16 points and seven rebounds for Delhi (22-2, 12-1), which is ranked ninth among NJCAA Division III teams.

“The kids played really well on a tough trip,” Delhi coach Rob Schoener said. “They jumped out early on them and played a good game.”

The Broncos host Mohawk Valley Community College at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Potsdam 73, O-State 66

Dan Lee scored a season-high 19 points Saturday, but the Red Dragons lost a SUNY Athletic Conference game on the road.

Zach Mager contributed 17 points for Oneonta, which received 11 from Jackson Zuvic.

Potsdam’s Curtis Pierce led all scorers with 27 points. He also had a game-high 13 rebounds, five assists and three steals for Potsdam (8-12, 4-9).

Oneonta (2-18, 1-12) visits Cortland State on Tuesday.

Plattsburgh 86,

O-State 77

Freshman Jackson Zuvic scored a team-high 23 points, including 21 in the second half, but Oneonta State lost a SUNY Athletic Conference game at home Friday night.

The Red Dragons trailed, 71-54, after a Jordan Moody layup gave Plattsburgh (13-6, 9-3) its largest lead. Oneonta countered with a 16-6 run over the next three minutes, and Zach Mager’s layup with 1:09 left pulled O-State to 81-77.

Chris Manning scored the last five points to secure the victory for the Cardinals.

Mager finished with 21 points, including a 12-for-12 effort from the free throw line. Frankie Kelly contributed 13 points and Jack Dignan had 10 points and five steals.

John Perez led the Cardinals with 20 points.

Lancaster 81,

Cobleskill 65

Alexis Nunez scored 16 points, but SUNY Cobleskill lost a North Eastern Athletic Conference game Saturday on the road.

Unatego graduate Travis Woods contributed 12 points and nine rebounds for the Fighting Tigers (5-16, 3-8), who received 10 points from Will Davis.

CJ Dunston’s 19 points paced Lancaster Bible (3-18, 3-9), who took a 38-29 lead into halftime.

WATER POLO

Stanford Invitational

Hartwick dropped its two matches Sunday during the Stanford Invitational, following a 12-4 loss to eighth-ranked San Jose State University with a 9-6 setback against No. 14 Indiana University.

Katie Ermakova had two goals and a steal to lead Hartwick in the opener. Sami Capparelli had one goal, one assist and three steals for the Hawks, who got a goal from Jemma Dendy Young and eight saves from Haley Cox.

Capparelli had five goals against Indiana, Dendy Young scored once and Cox made six saves.

Hartwick (3-3), which is ranked 16th, continues its California trip Thursday, when it visits seventh-ranked San Diego State.

Pacific Invitational

Sami Capparelli and Katie Ermakova had two goals apiece, but Hartwick fell, 9-7, to 17th-ranked Pacific (6-2) on Saturday.

Jemma Dendy Young, Allison Kosich and Britt Tait also scored for the Hawks, who got six saves from Haley Cox.

Hartwick opened the invitational with back-to-back victories, following a 24-8 win over Azusa Pacific with a 13-10 defeat of CSU East Bay.

Capparelli had five goals in the opener, which featured three goals apiece from Katie Ermakova and Kanani Mazzone.

Kamila Zakirova scored four times in the second game for Hartwick, which received two goals apiece from Capparelli and Sasha Freeborn.

HONORS

Water Polo

Hartwick junior Sami Capparelli and freshman Britt Tait were recognized by the Collegiate Water Polo Association on Thursday. Capparelli received Western Division Player of the Week honors while Tait earned Rookie of the Week accolades.

Capparelli had four goals, two assists, one steal and a kick-out drawn in the Hawks’ 13-4 season-opening victory over Marist on Jan. 26, when Tait had two goals, two steals and an assist.

Academics

Hartwick’s Kate Purcell earned a spot on the Capital One Academic All-District Women’s Basketball Team for the second straight season, the Hawks announced Thursday.

Purcell, a junior guard, entered the weekend as the Hawks’ leader in three-pointers made (36), rebounds (7.2 per game), assists (63) and steals (55). She is a biology major with a cumulative GPA of 3.74.

The Academic All-District Teams, which are selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America, are divided into eight geographic districts across the United States and Canada and include NCAA players from divisions I-III. The teams recognize the nation’s top student-athletes for excellence in athletics and academics.

Purcell will appear on the Capital One Academic All-America Team ballot, where first-, second-, and third-team All-America honorees will be selected in February.