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November 12, 2013

Delhi men off to 3-0 start

STAFF REPORT

SUNY Delhi’s men earned non-conference basketball victories on the road over Finger Lakes Community College and Corning CC on Sunday and Saturday, respectively.

Arif Mehmetaj had his college-bests of 27 points and 19 rebounds in the Broncos’ 81-72 victory over Finger Lakes.

“He can score from inside the paint, and also from the three-point line,” Delhi coach Rob Schoener said of Mehmetaj, who is a returning starter. “He played at a real high level today.”

Matt Banton contributed 20 points for the Broncos, which jumped out to a 16-2 lead four minutes into play.

Blanton had a team-high 25 points in Delhi’s 77-76 win over Corning on Saturday. Marvilio Berroa contributed 20 points and a team-high nine rebounds for the Broncos, who led, 44-28, at halftime.

“They came flying back,” Schoener said.

The Broncos (3-0), ranked sixth among NJCAA Division III teams, will play their third straight road game against top-ranked Brookdale CC on Wednesday.

“We’re going to go down there and see what we can do,”Schoener said.

HONORS

Hawks of the Week

Senior linebacker Bryan Schweitzer and sophomore swimmer Ben Detar were named Hartwick College’s Hawks of the Week on Monday.

Schweitzer had 11 tackles in Hartwick’s 41-14 victory at Frostburg State on Saturday. He returned an interception 19 yards for a touchdown, marking the second straight week he scored a defensive touchdown. Schweitzer, who had 1 ½ tackles for losses, also made his 300th tackle as a Hawk.

Detar won two events in Hartwick’s 198-94 win at Nazareth on Saturday. Detar won the 200-yard butterfly in a pool record time of 2 minutes, 11.05 seconds. He also won the 100 butterfly in 1:00.17.

Cobleskill athlete of the week

SUNY Cobleskill named Leah DiGioia of the equestrian team as its athlete of the week.

DiGioia earned individual high-point rider honors in a pair of Intercollegiate Horse Show Association events Saturday at Morrisville. In doing so, DiGioia qualified for the IHSA Region 3 Zone Championships in the open reigning division. She won the division in both shows and also had wins in the open western style horsemanship division in both shows.

Cobleskill placed second in the first show and won the second show. The Fighting Tigers are in first place among Region 3 teams with 104 points.

Cobleskill will return to Morrisville on Dec. 7 for the Zone 2, Region 3 competition.

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