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Oneonta State is hitting the skids hard in women’s basketball.
Freshman Bryn Loomis scored 10 points – all in the first half – to lead the Red Dragons in a 53-35 SUNY Athletic Conference setback to Brockport that marked Oneonta’s fourth straight loss.
Phoebe Barnes scored eight of her game-high 17 points during a 17-9 run that closed the victory for the Golden Eagles (4-6, 1-2), who rallied from a 28-22 deficit at halftime.
Brockport started the decisive run with the score tied at 36 and 6 minutes, 29 seconds left.
Freshman Lyteshia Price contributed 10 rebounds and nine points for the Red Dragons (4-6, 1-3), who visit Scranton on Dec. 17 for a non-conference game.
Keuka 68, Cobleskill 43
Sidney graduate Danielle Gravel had a game-high 16 points, six assists and five rebounds to lead visiting Keuka past SUNY Cobleskill in the North Eastern Athletic Conference opener for the Fighting Tigers.
The Storm (5-1, 2-0) took a 32-22 lead into halftime and followed with a 17-0 run to start the second half.
Sophomore center Kady Porterfield had 11 points, nine rebounds and two blocks for the Fighting Tigers (1-6), who received 10 points from senior forward Heidi Anderson.
Cobleskill is off until Jan. 5, when they travel to Penn State Abington for a NEAC game.
Delhi 64, Jefferson 47
Milford graduate Mariah Coville finished with 16 points and 14 rebounds to lead host SUNY Delhi to a non-conference triumph Sunday.
Tanya Barnes contributed a game-high 17 points and six assists for the Broncos, who received 12 points and eight rebounds from Bri Lambert. Barnes and Lambert were teammates at Gilbertsville-Mount Upton.
Delhi (8-7), which held a 40-29 lead at halftime, visits Sullivan Community College on Tuesday.
North Country 35
Yaya Soto scored a game-high 22 points to lead Delhi to a Mountain Valley Conference victory at home Saturday.
Jackie Bailey contributed 15 points and Bri Lambert had 11 points and 11 rebounds for the Broncos (2-2 MVC), who held a 39-19 lead at halftime.
Brockport 83, O-State 70
Oneonta State sophomore Zach Mager scored a college-best 40 points Saturday, but the Red Dragons dropped a SUNYAC game at home.
Mager is the fourth O-State player to score 40 or more points in one game and the first since Daryl Parsons had 40 against Juniata on Nov. 21, 1997. Mager shot 12-for-17 from the floor and 12-for-14 at the foul line. He also grabbed a team-high nine rebounds.
The Red Dragons (1-7, 0-4) will play St. Edwards University of Texas on Tuesday and Ottawa University of Kansas on Wednesday during the Hoop-n-Surf Classic in Hawaii.
Keuka 82, Cobleskill 69
Mike Marcelin scored 20 points Saturday, but host SUNY Cobleskill dropped its North Eastern Athletic Conference opener in overtime.
Dane Brown contributed 18 points and Alexis Nunez had 12 points and nine assists off the bench for the Fighting Tigers (2-8), who were outscored, 16-3, in the extra period.
Cobleskill is off until Jan. 5, when it visits Penn State Abington.
Broncos extend streak
Delhi won back-to-back games this past weekend to extend its home winning streak to 27 in a row.
The Broncos beat Jefferson, 61-41, on Sunday after escaping with a 60-58 win over North Country on Saturday. North Country guard Ian Henderson missed a three-pointer at the buzzer.
“It was pretty fortunate for us he missed because he was wide open,” Delhi coach Rob Schoener said. “It was just a mix up on a screen play. Everybody in the gym took a deep breath when he put up the shot because it looked good, but it hit the front iron and rimmed out.”
Freshman Sean Scott had 18 points and 12 rebounds for Delhi, which received 18 points from Shakeel Simmons.
On Sunday, Scott had 18 points, six rebounds and six steals and Stefan Bock contributed 14 points for Delhi, which last lost a home game in December of 2010.
“Our team takes a lot of pride in defending home court,” Schoener said.
Delhi (12-1) had been ranked No. 2 in the NJCAA Division III rankings, but a 55-33 loss at Herkimer on Thursday likely will drop them in this week’s rankings. The Broncos play at Sullivan Community College on Tuesday.