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February 11, 2013

Foglia hits milestone as Hawks top Elmira

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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.

Last month, Anderson became Cobleskill’s all-time leading scorer in a loss to SUNYIT.

Anderson’s backcourt-mate Alexis Houser contributed 11 points and 10 assists for the Tigers, which sent Wells to a 12-11 overall record and an 11-4 mark in the NEAC.

Cobleskill plays Tuesday at Morrisville.

MEN’S BASKETBALL

Hartwick 64, Elmira 44

Kyle Bradley scored a game-high 18 points as Hartwick (12-11, 4-8) won an

Empire 8 game at home.

“We did a good job defensively tonight,” Hartwick coach Todd McGuinness said. “We got to their shooters and rebounded the ball when they missed.”

The Hawks outrebounded Elmira, 40-29, including a 28-20 advantage on defense.

Jared Suderley contributed 16 points for the Hawks, who are at St. John Fisher on Friday.

O-State 72, Buffalo St. 67

Zach Mager finished with 25 points and 13 rebounds to lead Oneonta State (4-19, 3-13) to a SUNYAC victory at home Saturday. Mager scored 19 points in the opening half, which ended with the Red Dragons ahead, 42-26.

Frankie Kelly finished with 14 points, eight assists and three steals. He also made 10 of 16 free throws, including a 4-for-6 effort down the stretch.

Jake Simmons 19 points paced the Bengals (12-9, 7-8)

Nick Sarchioto contributed 10 points and five rebounds for the Red Dragons, who visit Oswego on Tuesday.

Wells 70, Cobleskill 69

Junior forward Al Paul converted a three-point play with 5.5 seconds left, leading Wells College to a North Eastern Athletic Conference road win Saturday.

The Fighting Tigers (5-17, 3-9) missed the front end of a 1-and-1 with 13 seconds left. After Paul scored the go-ahead points, Dane Brown’s 19-footer at the buzzer went wide.

Cobleskill’s Tyrone Mitchell led all scorers with 23 points and Brown had 13 against the Express (9-13, 5-7).

Cobleskill visits Morrisville on Tuesday.

WATER POLO

Triton Invite

Hartwick scored the first five goals en route to an 11-4 defeat of Santa Clara in the first of two matches Sunday at the UCSD Triton Invitational. The win ended the Hawks six-game winless skid.

Allison Kosich, Sami Capparelli and Jemma Dendy Young scored two goals apiece for the Hawks, who received goals from Natalie Seabourn, Kamila Zakirova, Britt Tait, Lily Martinez and Laura Kuzma.

Jenny Anderson, Kendall Preston, Melissa Chao and Makena Pezzuto scored for the Broncos (3-7).

Hartwick followed with a 12-9 win over Sonoma State. Capparelli and Zakirova had three goals apiece for the Hawks, who got two from Dendy Young and one apiece from Tait, Sasha Freeborn and Lara Dendy Young.

Noelle Herrera’s three goals paced the Seawolves.

The Hawks opened the invitational with back-to-back losses Saturday.

Katie Kammer scored with 24 seconds left to give the University of California Northridge a 13-12 win in the first match. Capparelli’s five goals paced the Hawks.

Simone Call scored for California East Bay with 4 seconds left in Saturday’s second game as the Pioneers downed Hartwick, 14-13. Capparelli and Zakirova scored three times apiece for the Hawks.

Hartwick (5-6) will compete in the Bucknell Tournament this weekend. On Saturday, the Hawks will face 12th-ranked Indiana, Mercyhurst and George Washington University.

INDOOR TRACK

Kane Invitational

Oneonta State broke four school records Saturday during the Kane Invitational at Cornell University.

Senior Sean Bernstein, junior Danielle Kennedy, sophomore J.D. Roth and freshman Joe Fox set records.

Bernstein placed second overall in the 60-meter dash but was the top college finisher in 6.87 seconds. His time broke the O-State record of 6.89 run by All-American Durell Cull on the same track in 2010. A 2012 All-American in the 60, Bernstein ranks third on the NCAA Division III performance list in the event.

Bernstein also teamed with freshmen Joe Carr, Tom Wheeler and Micah Patterson for a 3:22.59 in the 1,600 relay, which is good for the No. 12 spot in Division III.

Roth broke his record in the 35-pound weight throw for the fourth time this season, moving to No. 23 among NCAA D-III athletes with a distance of 56-1.25. Roth, who finished third behind two D-I athletes, set his previous record of 54-10.75 last week at Ithaca.

Fox’s 52-1 in the shot put was good for fifth and broke Roth’s school record of 50-5.25, which was set at Cornell in the first meet of the season. Fox ranks No. 20 in D-III.

Kennedy placed third in the 5,000 in 17:47.65, nearly 5 seconds faster than her previous program record set last year at Boston University.

Ithaca Quadrangular

SUNY Cobleskill freshman Makhtar Barros met the New York State College Track Conference provisional qualifying standard in the long jump, placing sixth at 20-0.25, and in the triple jump, finishing eighth at 39-5.75.

Quashanda Barnes did the same by winning the 400 in 1:02.45 and the high jump at 4-9.25.

Cobleskill will compete in the Tiger Invitational at Rochester Institute of Technology on Friday.