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November 17, 2012

Hartwick programs open with losses

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Preseason All-American Jared Suderley fell one rebound shy of a double-double Friday as the Hartwick College men’s basketball team opened its season with an 84-77 loss to SUNY Purchase in the first round of the Regis Tip-Off Tournament.

Suderley made 9 of 22 shots from the floor en route to 21 points, matching Purchase’s Craig Davis for game-high scoring honors. Kyle Bradley contributed 20 points for the Hawks, going 8-for-13 from the floor and 4-for-4 at the foul line.

Laurens graduate Aaron Laing went 1-for-1 from the field and 2-for-2 at the free throw line for four points. He also grabbed four rebounds for Hartwick, which faced a 39-35 deficit at halftime.

Joel Neri scored 20 points for Purchase, which received 14 from Amar Reynolds.

Hartwick, which has reached the NCAA Division III Tournament the last two seasons, will play tournament host Regis College in the consolation game at 1 p.m. Saturday.

Scranton 62, O-State 55

Freshman forward Jackson Zuvic scored a game-high 21 points, but Oneonta State started its season with a first-round loss to the host school in the Radisson Invitational at Scranton.

Zuvic went 9-for-14 from the floor, including 3-for-4 from three-point range. He also had seven rebounds.

Sophomore guard Zach Mager contributed 14 points and game-highs of 16 rebounds and six assists for the Red Dragons, who took a 32-28 lead into halftime.

Travis Farrell and Ross Danzig scored 17 points apiece for the 18th-ranked Royals, who went on a 13-0 run to turn a 44-41 deficit with 11:13 left into a 54-44 advantage with 3:37 remaining.

The Red Dragons will play York at 2 p.m. Saturday in the consolation game.

Cobleskill 103, N.E. 94

Mike Marcelin and Unatego graduate Travis Woods led SUNY Cobleskill to a season-opening victory over the host school in the first round of the New England College Tip-Off Tournament.

Marcelin scored a game-high 25 points for the Fighting Tigers, who received 21 points and nine rebounds from Woods. Marcelin finished 10-for-16 from the floor, and Woods hit 9 of 10 shots.

Cobleskill, which rallied from a 57-52 halftime deficit, also received double-digit scoring efforts from Kareen Bernard (13 points), Will Davis (11) and Tyrone Mitchell (10). Bernard contributed a team-best six assists and Davis grabbed nine rebounds for the Fighting Tigers, who will play Fitchburg State University at 3 p.m. Saturday in the championship game.

Fitchburg State downed Nazarene College, 80-74, in Friday’s other first-round game.

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

New Paltz 64, Hartwick 59

Kate Purcell scored a game-high 20 points, but Hartwick started its season with a first-round loss in the NYU Tournament.

Purcell shot 6-for-11 from the field, including 3-for-4 from three-point range. She also made 5 of 6 free throws.

Teammate Maria Foglia contributed 17 points, going 4-for-16 from the floor and 6-for-6 at the foul line. The Hawks’ scoring leader last season, Foglia made 3 of 6 three-pointers and grabbed eight rebounds to match Brittney Dumas for team-high honors.

Alex McCullough finished with 14 points and 11 rebounds to pace New Paltz, which received 10 points from Alyssa Gratien.

Hartwick will play St. Joseph’s College in the consolation game at 6 p.m. Saturday.

D’Youville 57, Cobleskill 50

Senior forward Heidi Anderson scored 13 points, but SUNY Cobleskill dropped its season opener in the first round of the Oswego Max Ziel Tournament.

Senior guard Alexis Hauser contributed 10 points, 11 rebounds, six assists and three steals for the Fighting Tigers, who received 10 points, nine rebounds and five blocks from sophomore center Kady Porterfield.

Cobleskill, which trailed, 27-24, at halftime, will play in the consolation game at noon Saturday.

FIELD HOCKEY

Two Dragons All-Region

Oneonta State senior Ashley Johnson and junior Ashley Morgan received First Team North Atlantic Region honors from the National Field Hockey Coaches Association, the Red Dragons announced Friday.

A Second Team All-American last season, SUNY Athletic Conference first-teamer Morgan led Oneonta (12-7) this fall with 33 points, on 13 goals and seven assists.

Also a SUNYAC first-teamer, Johnson finished with 30 points, on nine goals and a team-best 12 assists.

Both players will appear on the national ballot for All-American honors, which will be released next week.