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December 18, 2012

Hartwick women earn victory in Florida

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Maria Foglia scored a game-high 25 points and Hartwick College outscored Randolph Macon by 14 points in the second half Monday to win, 61-49, in the Cruzin Classic at Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Foglia went 7-for-11 from the floor, including 3 of 4 from three-point range, and 8-for-8 from the free throw line. She also had four steals.

Brittney Dumas contributed 17 points on 7-for-11 shooting and had eight rebounds for the Hawks, who trailed, 26-24, at halftime to 1-9 Randolph Macon.

Hartwick shot 51 percent from the field and 80 percent from the free throw line.

Kate Purcell contributed seven points and eight assists for Hartwick (7-2), which opened the second half on a 17-5 run. Dumas’ jumper with 14 minutes, 22 seconds left gave Hartwick a 43-33 lead.

After Randolph Macon cut its deficit to 51-47 on a layup by Sarah Parsons with 6:03 left, Foglia scored seven straight points. She hit four free throws and capped her run with a three-pointer with 3:44 left to make it 58-47.

Hartwick will play the University of Mary Washington at noon Wednesday in the Cruzin Classic.

Scranton 68, O-State 59

Lyteshia Price had 23 points and nine rebounds, but visiting Oneonta State lost a non-conference game.

Scranton (9-2) hit 11 three-pointers, including six by Meredith Mesaris, who had a game-high 24 points, and four from Alison Sweeney, who finished with 22 points.

The Red Dragons (4-7) went 3-for-11 from three-point range.

Kristin Pappalardo had 15 points and Grace Schilling contributed 11 for O-State, which trailed, 26-24, at halftime.

When Kelly Mulligan hit a fastbreak layup with 13:55 to go, the Red Dragons held a 37-31 lead.

Scranton answered with a 10-point run that included two three-pointers by Mesaris. A fastbreak layup by Sweeney gave Scranton a 41-37 lead with 11:05 left.

The Red Dragons tied the score at 46 on a layup by Schilling with 7:58 left, but Scranton scored the next eight points — a run that ended on two free throws from Christina Hiltunen with 4:44 remaining.

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