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November 28, 2012

Locals give Delhi women a lift

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SUNY Delhi’s women rode two double-doubles and a 17-point effort from Gilbertsville-Mount Upton graduate Tanya Barnes to a 69-52 women’s basketball victory over visiting Schenectady on Tuesday in the Mountain Valley Conference.

Jackie Bailey finished with 18 points, 13 rebounds and four assists for the Broncos (5-5), who received 16 points, 10 rebounds and four steals from Bainbridge-Guilford graduate Shania Vandermark.

Barnes also contributed six steals and six assists for Delhi, which outscored Schenectady, 38-24, after halftime.

Tierney McGlynn’s 14 points paced Schenectady.

Mariah Coville (Milford) had four points and Bri Lambert (G-MU) scored two for the Broncos, who will play Tompkins Cortland Community College in the opening round of the Corning Tournament on Friday.

Canton 72, Cobleskill 68

Bainbridge-Guilford graduate Corrine Riegel hit two foul shots with 1 second left in the second overtime to lead SUNY Canton to a non-conference victory.

Riegel, who went 2-for-4 at the free throw line, finished with eight points, a game-high six assists and three steals. Joelle Percy’s 18 points, which included five three-pointers, paced Canton (3-2), which received 12 points from Alicia Uhlein. Teammate Kaitlin Myers contributed 11 points and a game-best 13 rebounds.

Carolina Concepcion scored a game-high 23 points for the Fighting Tigers (1-2), who received 17 points from Kady Porterfield and 14 from Alexis Hauser. Sarah Efthimiou grabbed a team-best 11 rebounds for Cobleskill, which visits Union College at 2 p.m. Saturday.

MEN’S BASKETBALL

Delhi 54, Schenectady 43

Arif Mehmetaj scored a team-best 11 points and grabbed four rebounds for undefeated SUNY Delhi, which held Mountain Valley Conference rival Schenectady to 13 second-half points.

“This game was played by two teams that very much looked like they were on vacation, so we’ll take the win,” said Delhi coach Rob Schoener, whose 9-0 team is ranked second among NJCAA Division III schools.

Reece Jackson scored a game-high 16 points for Schenectady, which trailed, 32-30, at halftime.

Delhi, which improved to 3-0 in the MVC with its 25th straight home win, visits Alfred State at 2 p.m. Saturday.

Oswego 80, Cobleskill 70

SUNY Cobleskill dropped a non-conference game at home despite four double-digit scoring performances.

Alexis Nunez finished with 16 points and a game-high seven assists for the Fighting Tigers (1-5), who received four three-pointers and 14 points from Kareem Bernard. Cobleskill also got 12 points apiece from Tyrone Mitchell and Travis Woods. Unatego graduate Woods grabbed a team-best five rebounds as well.

Hayden Ward’s 24 points paced the Lakers (4-0), who received 16 points from Chris Gilkes and 15 from Sean Michele. Oneonta High graduate Alex Mirabito hit a three-pointer for Oswego, which rallied from a 37-34 halftime deficit.

Cobleskill hosts Skidmore at 7 p.m. Thursday.