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November 19, 2012

O-State women win tourney

Staff Report

Kristin Pappalardo finished with 13 points and seven steals Sunday to lead Oneonta State to a 57-49 women’s basketball victory over the host school in the championship game of the Wheaton Tip-Off Tournament.

Pappalardo, a junior, also had four assists, three three-pointers and two blocks en route to Most Outstanding Player honors. On Saturday, she scored 18 points and hit four threes to lead the Red Dragons to a 54-48 first-round defeat of New Jersey City University.

All-tournament selection Grace Schilling, also a junior, scored 14 points Sunday. She also had 11 points, four assists and four steals for Oneonta (2-1) on Saturday, when sophomore Sarah Longto finished with nine points, 10 rebounds and five blocks.

The Red Dragons forced 28 turnovers Sunday, with 20 coming on steals. They also blocked eight shots by Wheaton (1-2) and went 7-for-16 from three-point range. Bryn Loomis contributed two threes and 12 points.

On Saturday, O-State turned a 10-0 deficit into a 27-18 halftime lead. Oneonta stole the ball 11 times and forced a total of 22 turnovers.

The Red Dragons are off until Nov. 26, when they visit Utica for a non-conference game.

Hartwick 54, SJ 34

All-tournament pick Kate Purcell scored a game-high 17 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead Hartwick to a consolation victory over St. Joseph’s College-Brooklyn in the NYU Tip-Off Tournament on Saturday.

Purcell scored 13 points in the first half, which ended with the Hawks ahead, 29-20.

Brittney Dumas contributed nine points, eight rebounds and three steals for Hartwick (1-1), which hosts Union at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

Cobleskill 70,

SUNYIT 69

Alexis Hauser finished with 14 points and 14 rebounds to lead SUNY Cobleskill to a consolation victory over SUNYIT in the Oswego Max Ziel Tournament on Saturday.

All-tournament selection Hauser hit a layup with 28 seconds left to cap the scoring in a game that featured eight ties and 11 lead changes.

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