It’s five up and five down for Hartwick College’s women, the latest a 71-55 non-conference basketball victory at Union College on Tuesday night.
Maria Foglia poured in her college high of 26 points on 7-for-10 shooting from the floor and an 8-for-9 performance at the free throw line as Hartwick earned its fourth double-digit victory in five games.
Brittney Dumas contributed 12 points and eight rebounds, and Taylor Vonasek and Kait Veit had nine points apiece for Hartwick, which led, 37-20, at halftime.
The Hawks, off to their best start since 1990, used a 21-4 run over the final 7 minutes, 40 seconds of the first half to pull away from a 16-all tie. Christina Graziadei’s layup gave Hartwick the lead for keeps at 18-16 with 7:40 left in the half.
Foglia then scored five straight points, including a three-point play with 6:22 remaining in the half to make it 23-16.
A Dumas jumper 3:38 before halftime capped a 9-0 Hartwick run, making the score, 25-16. After Kelsey McDonald made a layup for Union, Kate Purcell (eight points) hit a three-pointer and Vonasek hit a jumper, the latter giving the Hawks a 30-18 lead with 2:30 left in the half.
Foglia then hit a pair of free throws and Veit made a three-pointer as Hartwick’s lead grew to 35-18.
Two free throws by Purcell with 46 seconds to go in the half made it 37-20.
Union (2-1) never got its deficit below seven points in the second half.
Hartwick shot 49 percent from the field, including 9-for-22 from three-point range. Foglia hit four of her five three-point attempts and Veit went 3-for-5 from beyond the arc.
The Hawks will host Oneonta State at 6 p.m. Dec. 3.
Hartwick 76, Union 65
Jared Suderley capped a 22-point night with a dunk with 29 seconds left that gave Hartwick a 12-point lead en route to a non-conference victory at Union College.
After Union tied the score at 62 on a layup by Brian DeBisschop with 3:27 left, the Hawks went on a 14-3 run to close the game.
Joey Lufkin gave the Hawks the lead for good on a three-pointer with 3:13 to play. Lufkin then capped his 16-point night on a layup with 2:42 to go to make it 67-62.
A layup by Suderley with 1:22 left increased Hartwick’s lead to 69-62.
The Hawks (3-2) will play the University of Mount Union in a first-round game of the Holiday Inn/University of Rochester Airport Tournament at 6 p.m. Saturday.
Seven Hartwick College players earned spots on the Empire 8 Conference all-star teams. That’s the largest number for the Hawks since they had eight players recognized in 2008.
Running back Kurtis Ahart, and wide receivers Frankie Molina and Tanner Williams, as well as linebacker R.J. Roth were selected to the Second Team.
Offensive lineman Brandon Carnevale, defensive end Joe Seney and linebacker Bryan Schweitzer earned honorable selection status. Williams also was selected as an honorable mention choice as an all-purpose player.
Ahart, a senior, rushed for 772 yards and seven touchdowns on 140 carries. He had three 100-yard rushing games and his 96.5-yard average ranked first in the E8. Ahart finished with 1,245 all-time rushing yards, which ranks sixth in school history.
Molina, a senior, caught 44 passes for 783 yards and 11 touchdowns. He led the Hawks in touchdowns, tied for the team lead in receiving yards and was second on the team in receptions. His 11 receiving touchdowns led the conference.
Williams’ sophomore season included 56 catches for 783 yards and seven touchdowns. He also 24 kick returns for 437 yards and finished with 1,414 all-purpose yards. It marks the second straight season Williams has earned Second Team honors for offense and honorable mention recognition as an all-purpose player. He ranked third in the conference in receptions and second in all-purpose yardage.
Roth, a senior, had 74 tackles, including a conference-leading 19 tackles for losses. He also had seven sacks (tied for the most in the conference), one forced fumble, one interception and two pass deflections.
Senior Schweitzer earned his second honorable mention recognition, the first coming in 2011. Last season, he was a Second Team choice. He had 78 tackles – 13 for losses – 5 ½ sacks, four pass deflections, two forced fumbles, two interceptions and one fumble recovery. He also returned a fumble and an interception for touchdowns. Over four seasons, Schweitzer made 316 tackles, second in school history to Jim Hoysradt (1993-96), who made 368 tackles. Schweitzer’s eight forced fumbles are a school record.
Seney, a senior, had 47 tackles – 71/2 for losses – 61/2 sacks, four forced fumbles and one fumble recovery. He led the conference in forced fumbles and ranked second on Hartwick in sacks.
Carnevale started nine games at right tackle, helping the Hawks average 291/2 points.
Oneonta State sophomore Lauren Zentko was selected at the SUNY Athletic Conference’s Swimmer of the Week.
Zentko helped the Red Dragons to their 10th straight title at the North Country Invitational on Saturday at Potsdam.
Zentko won the 500-yard freestyle (5 minutes, 17.85 seconds), the 100 butterfly (1:01.51) and the 400 individual medley (4:46.81). She was also a member of O-State’s winning 200 medley and 400 free relay teams.
Zentko was an all-conference seimmer last season and holds O-State records in the 500, 1,000 and 1,650 freestyle races. She also is a part of 400 and 800 free relay teams that hold school records.
Oneonta State earned a 2012-13 Team Academic Award from the National Soccer Coaches of America Association.
The Red Dragons were among 593 teams from all divisions to be recognized for having a team GPA of 3.00 or higher. O-State was one of six SUNYAC schools to be recognized.
O-State finished 13-5-1, including 6-0-1 in the SUNYAC. The Red Dragons won the SUNYAC title and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Division III tournament.