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December 2, 2013

Hartwick, Cobleskill men winless on the weekend

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Joey Lufkin scored 18 points Sunday, but the Hartwick College men’s basketball team fell to Clarkson, 90-85, in the consolation game of the University of Rochester Holiday Inn/Airport Classic.

Jared Suderley and Justin Pratt contributed 17 points apiece for the Hawks (3-4), who received 14 points from Matt Petruccione. Pratt hit a team-best five three-point field goals en route to his college-high for points and Suderley grabbed nine rebounds.

Clarkson (4-2) held a 76-66 lead with 5 minutes, 6 seconds left, but Hartwick rallied and pulled to 85-82 on a three-pointer by Pratt with 21 seconds to go.

Marques Charlton then made two free throws to put the Golden Knights ahead, 87-82, with 14 seconds left, but Lufkin hit a three 5 seconds later as the Hawks narrowed the gap to two points.

Charlton went back to the line and made two more free throws with 6 seconds remaining, and Clarkson’s 89-85 lead stayed intact when Lufkin missed a three that was rebounded by the Golden Knights.

Charlton’s 33 points led Clarkson, which received 20 points and six assists from John Coleman.

Kyle Bradley finished with eight points, six rebounds and three assists en route to all-tournament accolades for Hartwick, which hosts Oneonta State at 8 p.m. Tuesday.

MU 95, Hartwick 81

Joey Lufkin’s 18 points paced Hartwick in a first-round loss to Mount Union on Saturday at the University of Rochester Holiday Inn/Airport Classic.

Matt Petruccione contributed a college-best 17 points for the Hawks, who received double-doubles from Jared Suderley and Kyle Bradley. Suderley finished with 16 points and 14 rebounds, and Bradley had 12 points and 11 rebounds.

Hartwick held a 16-10 lead with 12:15 left in the opening half. The Purple Raiders then went on a 22-3 run to take control. After the Hawks rallied back and pulled to 31-25, Mount Union closed the first half on a 19-6 run for a 50-31 lead at halftime.

TJ Gillespie scored 22 points for the Purple Raiders, who received 21 from Cody Dillon and 13 apiece from Jarret Ruffin and Kyle Sceltza.

Trinity 65, Cobleskill 43

Sophomore forward Brandon Smith finished with 15 points and six rebounds Sunday, but SUNY Cobleskill fell in the consolation game of the Sig Makofski Invitational at Union College.

The Fighting Tigers (1-4) shot 29.1 percent from the field (16-for-55), including an 0-for-10 effort from behind the three-point line.

Trinity (4-2) outscored Cobleskill, 34-18, in the second half.

The Fighting Tigers will play a North Eastern Athletic Conference game at Morrisville at 5 p.m. Wednesday.

Union 75, Cobleskill 61

Cortell King finished with 14 points and nine rebounds in Cobleskill’s first-round loss during the Sig Makofski Invitational on Saturday at Union College.

Mike Marcelin contributed 12 points and eight rebounds for the Fighting Tigers, who received 12 points from Alexis Nunez.

Cobleskill trailed, 40-33, at halftime but cut its deficit to 58-54 on a short jumper by King with 6:51 remaining. Union then closed with a 16-7 run.

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

OW 92, Cobleskill 61

Junior center Kady Porterfield finished with 21 points, 11 rebounds and three blocks to lead Cobleskill in a non-league road loss Sunday.

Classmate Tracee Schiebel contributed 10 points, eight rebounds and six assists for the Fighting Tigers (0-5), who received 16 points from freshman Shelby Preston.

The Panthers (2-3) opened the game on a 23-3 run en route to a 54-23 halftime lead.

Cobleskill travels to Morrisville State for a 7 p.m. NEAC game Wednesday.