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December 3, 2012

Hartwick men win fourth straight

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Junior Jared Suderley scored 32 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, and Hartwick College earned its fourth straight victory with an 83-68 non-conference men’s basketball triumph over visiting Morrisville on Saturday.

Kyle Bradley contributed 10 points, eight rebounds, seven assists, two blocks and two steals for the Hawks, who improved to 5-2. Laurens graduate Aaron Laing finished with nine points and eight rebounds.

Peter Melanson’s nine-point effort included 4-for-4 shooting from the field for the Hawks, who led, 45-18, at halftime.

“We played a great first half and we were able to get up by a good amount in the first half and then hold off Morrisville in the second half,” Hartwick coach Todd McGuinness said in a media release by the school. “Jared played very well today and Kyle really controlled the second half.”

Hartwick closed the half on a 40-9 run that included a 27-2 spurt.

A jumper by Laing gave Hartwick a 58-28 lead with 13:23 left before Morrisville answered with a 12-2 run. Still, the Mustangs never cut their deficit under 15 points.

Hartwick will begin play in the Empire 8 Conference at 8 p.m. Tuesday when it hosts Utica.

Fredonia 72, O-State 66

Freshman Jackson Zuvic scored 25 points, but Oneonta State lost a SUNY Athletic Conference game on the road Saturday.

The Red Dragons (1-4, 0-2) led, 37-31, at halftime and took a 48-39 lead on a free throw by freshman Seth Thomsen with 10:53 to play.

But Fredonia (2-3, 1-1) scored the next 15 points en route to outscoring O-State, 41-29, in the second half. Fredonia went 10-for-22 from three-point range.

Zuvic went 10-for-15 from the field, including 3 of 3 from three-point range. Sophomores Zach Mager and Frankie Kelly had 11 and 10 points, respectively, for O-State. Kelly and Zuvic grabbed eight rebounds apiece.

The Red Dragons will host Skidmore at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Delhi 58, Alfred 46

Ibrahima Toure scored all but one of his team-high 20 points after halftime, when visiting SUNY Delhi pulled away for a non-conference victory.

Toure also grabbed 13 rebounds.

“He was working around the basket,” Delhi coach Rob Schoener said of Toure, a 6-foot-4 freshman. “He was cleaning up on the offensive glass and really attacking. He’s very versatile, has great touch and a knack for putting the ball in the basket.”

The Broncos used a 15-4 run that turned a four-point cushion into a 50-35 lead with 4 ½ minutes left.

Delhi (10-0), ranked second nationally among NJCAA Division III schools, travels to Herkimer at 7 p.m. Thursday.


Hartwick 69,

Morrisville 33

Maria Foglia had 18 points and eight rebounds as host Hartwick cruised to a non-conference win over winless Morrisville on Saturday.

Teammate Kate Purcell contributed nine points to go along with game-highs of 11 rebounds, five assists and four steals. Freshman Brittney Dumas finished with 13 points and seven rebounds for the Hawks, who outscored Morrisville, 47-17, in the second half.

After Morrisville pulled to 27-24 early in the second half, Hartwick scored the next 16 points. Lee Arduini and Dumas combined for nine points in the spurt.

Hartwick (5-1), which has won five straight, plays host to Utica at 6 p.m. Tuesday in its Empire 8 Conference opener.

Fredonia 57, O-State 47

Kristin Pappalardo scored 14 points, but Oneonta State couldn’t overcome 15-for-54 shooting from the floor in a SUNY Athletic Conference road loss Saturday.

Kelly Mulligan contributed 11 points, including two free throws with 6:17 left that pulled the Red Dragons to seven points. O-State drew no closer.

The Red Dragons (4-3, 1-1) were outrebounded, 48-34.

Becky Hebert led Fredonia (5-2, 1-1) with 22 points. She went 14 of 17 from the free throw line.

O-State will host the University of Rochester at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Union 73, Cobleskill 42

Kady Porterfield scored a team-high 10 points for visiting SUNY Cobleskill, which lost a non-conference game Saturday.

Kate Thompson and Shayla Madden had 15 and 14 points, respectively, for Union (2-3).

The Fighting Tigers (1-3) received seven points apiece from Carolina Concepcion and Heidi Anderson.

Corning Tournament

SUNY Delhi bounced back from a 51-46 loss to Tompkins Cortland on Friday by beating the host school Saturday, 53-40, in the consolation game of the Corning Tournament on Saturday.

Gilbertsville-Mount Upton graduates Tanya Barnes and Brianne Lambert had 17 and 14 points, respectively, in the win over Corning.

On Friday, Bainbridge-Guilford graduate Shania Vandermark had 13 points and seven rebounds to lead the Broncos. Barnes, an all-tournament selection, contributed nine points.

The Broncos (6-6) travel to Herkimer at 5 p.m. Thursday.


Cornell Relays

Freshman Jake Alviene wasted no time in adding his name into Oneonta State record book.

In his first college meet, and O-State’s season opener, Alviene won the 60-meter hurdles in a school-record time of 8.15 seconds in the Cornell Relays on Saturday. Teammate Rob Farrell, the defending SUNY Athletic Conference champion in the event, held the previous mark of 8.53. Farrell, a sophomore, also broke that record, running an 8.35 in the final.

O-State sophomore J.D. Roth also set a school record. He finished second in the shot put with a put of 50 feet, 2 ¼ inches, breaking the old record by three inches.

Roth and teammate Joe Fox had ECAC qualifying distances. Fox finished sixth with a put of 47-7 ¾.

Sprinters Sean Bernstein and Joe Carr qualified for the ECAC meet in the 60 dash. Carr, a freshman, finished sixth in 6.96, just ahead of Bernstein, who crossed in 6.98 to place seventh. Bernstein, a senior, earned All-America honors in the event last season.

Bernstein also finished third in the 300, crossing in a personal-best 34.92.

The Red Dragons’ women were led by junior Danielle Kennedy, who won the 5,000 in 18:13.16 _ also an ECAC qualifying time.

Junior Brittany Cocchieri placed eighth in the 60 in 8.15 and senior Kate Parsons was fourth in the 20-pound weight throw.

O-State will compete in the Ithaca Quad Meet on Saturday.

Jay Carisella Invitational

SUNY Cobleskill freshman T.J. Moade placed fourth in the 500 meters to lead the Fighting Tigers in the Jay Carisella Invitational on Saturday at Boston University.

Moade finished 1 minute, 6.72 seconds, a time that qualified him for the ECAC meet.

Cobleskill will compete in the Rochester Institute of Technology Early Season Invitational at 4 p.m. Thursday.


RIT Invitational

Oneonta State junior Ben Mikac won the title at 133 pounds in helping the Red Dragons to a sixth-place finish in the Rochester Institute of Technology Invitational on Saturday.

Mikac, the top seed, went 4-0 with two pins. He defeated Oswego’s Omar Santiago, 14-6, in the final.

Junior Chad Obzud went 4-1 with a pair of pins and a technical fall to finish third at 184 pounds for O-State. Obzud’s lone loss came in a 6-4 decision to Wesleyan’s Jefferson Ajayi, the No. 1 ranked wrestler nationally at 184.

Other place-winners for the Red Dragons were junior Dan Graff, who finished fourth at 157; Sean Hanson, who placed fifth at 133; freshman Zachary Aal, who finished sixth at 125; freshman Jacob Goddeau, who placed sixth at 141; and Shaun Gillen, who was sixth at 165.

O-State finished with 98 ½ points. Wesleyan won with 152.

The Red Dragons will travel to Johnson & Wales on Saturday for a quad meet.


Ithaca Invitational

Hartwick’s men finished third and the women placed sixth in the three-day Ithaca College Invitational that finished Sunday.

The Hawks’ men had 905 points to finish behind Division I Cornell (1,837 ½) and Ithaca (1,080).

Lydon Schultz led the men, breaking his school record in winning the 100-yard freestyle. Schultz touched in 45.86 seconds. His previous record was 46.03.

Teammate Brad Ranson finished third in 47.07.

Schultz, Kenny Kleso, Cory Perez and Ranson finished second in the 400 free relay. They touched in 3:06.83 _ .54 behind winner Cornell.

On Saturday, Ranson and Kleso had third-place finishes. Ranson swam a 1:43.93 in the 200 free and Kleso touched in 57.78 in the 100 breaststroke. Kleso’s time qualified as an NCAA ‘B’ cut time.

Hartwick’s women were led by Gwen Mathias on Sunday. She finished second in the 1,650 free in 17:53.

The 400 free relay team of Imma Rutigliano, Sarah Uminski, Mathias and Jade Woodend finished sixth in 3:37.81.

Hartwick will host Union and Springfield on Jan. 5.

ECAC Winter


Oneonta State’s men finished third and the Red Dragons’ women were sixth in the ECAC Winter Championships at the Nassau County Aquatics Center.

Stevens Institute won both team championships.

O-State’s men were led by junior Jermaine Miller, who placed second in 1- and 3-meter diving. Miller scored 441.85 in 1 meter and 442.95 at 3 meters.

Oneonta High graduate Alex Miller placed seventh in the 100 backstroke (54.37) and ninth in the 200 backstroke (1:57.81).

Colton Roe was fifth in the 100 backstroke and 10th in the 200 backstroke.

O-State’s women were led by sophomore divers Kara Garbarino and Hannah Hillebrand. Garbarino finished second in 3-meter and third in 1-meter.

Hillebrand was fourth in 3-meter and fifth in 1-meter.

Sophomore Kelly Ruf contributed a ninth-place finish in the 200 butterfly.

Cobleskill men sweep

SUNY Cobleskill’s men defeated Gallaudet, 78-18, and Wells College, 51-49, in North Eastern Athletic Conference meets Saturday at Cobleskill.

The Fighting Tigers clinched their win against Wells by winning the meet-ending 200-yard freestyle. Sam Scott, Justin Wheeler, Connor Worden and James Bercier touched in 1 minute, 53.53 seconds.

All four of those swimmers also earned individual wins.

Cobleskill’s women split Saturday, beating Gallaudet, 54-41, and falling to Wells, 53-42.

Freshman Rachael Degnan led the Fighting Tigers with wins in the 1,000 free (12:06.43) and the 500 free (6:02.77).

Cobleskill will travel to Cazenovia at 1 p.m. Saturday.

Delhi Invitational

SUNY Delhi’s men and women placed first in their host invitational on Saturday.

The men compiled 311 points to beat runner-up Suffolk by 39 points in the six-team meet. Delhi’s women had 253 points _ 81 points better than second-place Fashion Institute of Technology in the five-team meet.

Two records fell. Lily McEnaney, Mackenzie Oliver (Delhi), Cynthia Burhans and Megan Cusak broke the school and Mountain Valley Conference records in the 200-yard freestyle relay. They touched in 1 minute, 54.75 seconds, breaking the school record of 1:56.15 set Jan. 17, 1998 and the MVC record of 1:54.98 set by Herkimer on March 3, 2011.

Delhi’s Matt Salle broke the Broncos’ pool record in 1-meter diving. Salle’s winning score of 235.25 broke the previous record of 232.20 set by Chad Snyder on Jan. 24, 2009. Salle also won the 3-meter event with an 11-dive score of 350.85.


Skidmore Show

Hartwick sophomore Julia Ready earned high point rider honors in the Skidmore Show on Sunday, helping the Hawks to a second-place finish.

Ready placed first in the intermediate fences division and the novice flat classification.

Freshman Cecilia Campala, junior Michelle O’Dell and freshman Taylor Trombley also won blue ribbons. Campala won intermediate flat, and O’Dell and Trombley (Oneonta High) each won novice flat.

The Hawks will next compete Feb. 16 at Skidmore.