Jared Suderley led three Hartwick College men’s basketball scorers in double figures Tuesday, but the Hawks dropped their Empire 8 Conference opener, 75-72, to visiting Utica College.
Reigning E8 Player of the Year Suderley scored a team-best 18 points for Hartwick (5-3), which received 15 points from Kyle Bradley and 11 from Anthony Keane. Laurens graduate Aaron Laing had three points and grabbed six rebounds, the latter marking a share of the team lead with Suderley, Bradley and Keane.
Connor Maisch’s 25 points paced Utica (3-3), which got 16 points from Aaron Nevins, 13 from Matt Baldwin and 10 from Chris Jeffers (11 rebounds). Maisch shot 4-for-6 behind the three-point line for Utica, which outscored Hartwick, 44-39, in the second half.
The Hawks, who played in the last two NCAA Division III tournaments, visit Elms College on Thursday.
Skidmore 66, O-State 63
Sophomore Zach Mager’s three-pointer at the buzzer bounced off the front of the rim as Oneonta State dropped a non-conference game at home.
Mager and freshman Jack Dignan each scored 14 points for the Red Dragons (1-5), who received 13 apiece from junior Dan Lee and freshman Jackson Zuvic (eight rebounds).
Aldin Medunjanin had 22 points and Connor Merrill scored 21 for the Thoroughbreds (5-1), who turned a 40-36 halftime deficit into a 50-45 lead with a 14-5 run to start the second half.
O-State hosts Geneseo on Friday.
Hartwick 58, Utica 50
Brittney Dumas scored a game-best 15 points to lead host Hartwick to a victory in the Empire 8 opener for both teams.
Maria Foglia (seven assists) and Kate Purcell contributed 12 points apiece for the Hawks (6-1), who held a 27-24 lead at halftime.
Meghan Fiore, Bridget Greenwald (19 rebounds) and Alyssa Filkins scored 10 points apiece for Utica (3-4).
Taylor Vonasek grabbed 10 rebounds for the Hawks, who play at St. Lawrence on Friday.
Anna Maria 62, Cobleskill 56
Senior forward Heidi Anderson finished with a game-high 18 points and seven rebounds, but SUNY Cobleskill lost a non-conference game on the road.
Sophomore center Kady Porterfield had 13 points and 11 rebounds for the Fighting Tigers (1-4), who received eight points, eight rebounds, seven assists and three steals from point guard Alexis Hauser.
Chelsea Blair had 15 points, Katie Pryor scored 11 and Alison McCarthy contributed 10 for the Amcats (2-4), who held a 32-23 halftime lead.
The Fighting Tigers host Old Westbury on Thursday.
Note: Cobleskill’s men defeated Green Mountain College, 87-73. No information was available at press time.