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February 11, 2013

Foglia hits milestone as Hawks top Elmira

Staff Report

Maria Foglia scored her 1,000th career point Saturday as Hartwick College defeated visiting Elmira, 60-52, in an Empire 8 Conference women’s basketball game.

Junior guard Foglia scored a game-high 24 for the Hawks. Her milestone came with 31.3 seconds left in the first half, on a jumper from the right corner of the foul line. Foglia finished 7-for-16 from the floor, converting 3 of 5 three-point attempts.

Hartwick (17-6, 9-3) clinched a berth in the E8 Tournament, making back-to-back league playoff appearances for the second time in program history. Should the Hawks win at least one of their last two games, they will clinch the No. 2 seed and home-court advantage for the E8 Tournament as the facility at top-seeded Ithaca is under construction.

The Hawks rallied from an eight-point deficit to take a 42-41 lead with 9:31 left on a pair of free throws by Kait Veit. The lead then changed hands seven times over the next five minutes. With 4:17 remaining, though, Hartwick took the lead for good on a Lee Aerduini lay-up.

Elmira dropped to 8-15 overall and 3-9 in the E8.

Hartwick visits St. John Fisher on Friday and Alfred on Saturday.

O-State 59, Buffalo St. 43

Grace Schilling scored 16 points for host Oneonta in a SUNYAC victory.

O-State stretched a two-point halftime lead to 10 in the first 5:40 of the second half. After Buffalo State cut its deficit to five, the Dragons answered with a 9-1 run capped by a three-pointer from Kristin Pappalardo.

Sarah Longto and Pappalardo contributed 14 and 13 points, respectively, for the Red Dragons, who have won eight of their last 10 games.

O-State travels to Oswego on Tuesday before finishing its regular season at New Paltz on Friday.

Cobleskill 61, Wells 54

Heidi Anderson scored 12 points and became the first Cobleskill women’s basketball player to score 1,000 all-time points as the Fighting Tigers (7-14, 6-9) won at home in the North Eastern Athletic Conference.

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