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December 12, 2012

Delhi women fall at Sullivan, 46-45

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Gilbertsville-Mount Upton graduate Tanya Barnes had 16 points and three assists, but SUNY Delhi lost a non-conference women’s basketball game 46-45, at Sullivan Community College on Tuesday.

Delhi had a final possession with three seconds left but failed to get a shot off.

Jackie Bailey contributed 10 points, eight rebounds and four assists for the Broncos (8-8), who will play host to Hudson Valley at 5 p.m. Thursday.


Two Dragons recognized

Oneonta State seniors Dan Scott and Eric Fortier were named to the all-East team for Division III men’s soccer by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.

Scott earned First Team Honors. Fortier, making his second appearance on the all-East team, was named to the Second Team.

Scott was the only player to start all 21 games for the Red Dragons this season. He was the SUNYAC Player of the Year and contributed a pair of assists.

Scott also earned honors as an ECAC Division III Metro/Upstate All-Star.

Over four years, Scott started 70 of the 82 games he played. He had three goals and assisted on 14.

“After graduating three of our four defenders from our 2011 Final Four squad, we asked Dan to move into the middle and assume a leadership role,” O-State coach Iain Byrne said in a media release by the school. “To be able to accomplish what he has and lead us to another SUNYAC championship shows why every single player on our team voted him as their team MVP for the season.”

Fortier, who was a Third Team All-American in 2011, was a first team all-SUNYAC selection after scoring six goals and contributing three assists.

Fortier started 64 of 73 games he played over four seasons. He scored 30 goals and had 13 assists. Seven of his goals decided games. His 73 points are tied for sixth and his 30 goals rank eighth in O-State history.

“After an All-American performance in 2011, Eric was the target for all the teams we played this year,” Byrne said. “He managed to overcome all the tight marking, and lead our attack on another postseason run.”

O-State went 14-5-2 and won the SUNYAC championship for a second straight year. The Red Dragons earned its second consecutive NCAA berth and advanced to the second round of the tournament.

Hawk selected again

For the second straight, the Empire 8 Conference picked a Hartwick College women’s basketball player as its Player of the Week.

Junior guard Maria Foglia earned the honor this week. Her teammate, Brittney Dumas, was named the E8’s top player last week.

Foglia averaged 15 points and six assists as the Hawks went 1-1 last week. She had 12 points, seven assists, five rebounds and three steals in Hartwick’s 58-50 win over Utica on Tuesday. In a 58-51 loss to St. Lawrence on Friday, Foglia had a game-high 18 points to go with five assists, three steals and three rebounds.

Foglia leads the Hawks in assists and made free throws, and is second on the team in scoring, rebounding, three-pointers made and steals.

Foglia also joined Hartwick junior Jared Suderley as Hartwick College’s Hawks of the Week.

Suderley also was on the Hawks of the Week list last week.

On Tuesday, he had 18 points, six rebounds and five assists in a 75-72 win over Utica. Two days later, he scored 29 points, including the go-ahead layup with seven seconds as Hartwick won at Elms College, 65-63.

Dragon repeats

Oneonta State sophomore J.D. Roth was named the SUNY Athletic Conference’s Field Athlete of the Week for the second straight week.

Roth broke O-State’s school record in the 35-pound weight throw one week after the breaking the Red Dragons’ school record in the shot put.

Roth’s winning throw at Ithaca on Saturday traveled 54 feet, 5 1/4 inches, besting the previous mark of 53-1 1/2 set by Mike DeVasto in 2009. Roth also won the shot put Saturday.

Roth’s distance of 16.59m (54’ 5 ¼”) in the weight throw went over a foot farther than the old record of 16.19m (53’ 1 ½”) that was set at the SUNYAC championship in 2009 by Mike DeVasto.

O-State coach hits milestone

Oneonta State wrestling coach Duane Ritter earned his 100th victory Saturday at Johnson & Wales University.

The Red Dragons went 2-1, beating Worcester Polytechnic Institute and Williams College. They lost to the host school.

Ritter, in his ninth season with the Red Dragons, earned his 100th Division III win against Williams. He has an overall record of 100-61-3.

O-State (2-5) will compete in the Gulf Coast Duals at Fort Myers, Fla., on Sunday.

Cobleskill athlete of the week

SUNY Cobleskill sophomore Quashanda Barnes earned athlete of the week honors from her school.

In a high jump field of 44 at the Harvard Invitational on Saturday, Barnes cleared a personal-best 5-foot-1 to place third. That effort qualified her for the New York State College Track Conference Championships on Feb. 22-23 at Ithaca College.