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November 19, 2012

O-State women win tourney

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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.

Heidi Anderson scored a game-high 22 points for the Fighting Tigers (1-1), who received 11 points from Carolina Concepcion and 10 points, eight rebounds and four steals from Tracee Schiebel.

Abbey Hanahan’s 19 points paced the Wildcats (0-2).

Cobleskill hosts SUNY Canton on Nov. 27.

Onondaga 92, Delhi 64

Bainbridge-Guilford graduate Shania Vandermark scored a college-best and team-high 21 points Saturday, but SUNY Delhi lost a home game.

Tanya Barnes (Gilbertsville-Mount Upton) contributed 11 points, five assists, four rebounds and three steals for the Broncos (3-5), who host Cayuga Community College at 6 p.m. today.

Nacirema Mann scored a game-high 24 points for the Lazers (5-1), who received 21 points from Kayla Kibling.

MEN’S BASKETBALL

Hartwick 70, Regis 67

Kyle Bradley scored a team-high 19 points on 8-for-12 shooting from the floor to lead Hartwick to a consolation victory in the Regis Tip-Off Tournament on Saturday.

Mike Geisser contributed 10 points for the Hawks (1-1), who extended their 35-30 halftime lead with a 19-8 run after the break.

“We figured out a way to win the game without playing our best,” said Hartwick coach Todd McGuinness, who received eight points apiece from juniors Anthony Keane and Jared Suderley. “We need to find a way to take care of the ball or it will be a long season for us.”

Laurens graduate Aaron Laing finished with two points, four rebounds, two blocks, a steal and an assist in 19 minutes off the bench for the Hawks, who forced 29 turnovers.

Ryan Chambers scored a team-high 16 points for the Pride (0-2).

Hartwick hosts Union at 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Oneonta 92, York 77

Freshman Jackson Zuvic scored a team-high 22 points to lead Oneonta State to a consolation victory over York College in the Radisson Invitational on Saturday.

Sophomore Zach Mager contributed 21 points and nine rebounds en route to all-tournament honors. He also sank five three-pointers for O-State (1-1), which finished 16-for-27 from behind the arc.

Last season’s SUNY Athletic Conference Rookie of the Year, Frankie Kelly, had 14 points and 12 assists.

Mitch Kemp scored a team-high 22 points for the Spartans (0-2).

Oneonta is off until Nov. 28, when it hosts city rival Hartwick.

Fitchburg 108, Cobleskill 98

Tyrone Mitchell scored a game-high 22 points Saturday, but Cobleskill fell in the championship game of the New England College Tip-Off

Tournament.

Mike Marcelin and Will Davis contributed 15 points apiece for the Fighting Tigers (1-1), who host Medaille at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Mike Ingram-Rubin and Zach Valliere scored 21 points apiece for the Falcons (2-0).

Delhi 79, Onondaga 65

Stefan Bock scored 14 of his team-high 16 points in the first half to lead SUNY Delhi to a road victory Saturday.

Quayshaun Mitchell contributed 14 points for the Broncos (7-0), who are ranked second among NJCAA Division III teams. Sandhills CC, which won the 2011 NJCAA D-III title, is the top-ranked team this season.

“We ran the best offense this season and we defended Onondaga well,” said Delhi coach Rob Schoener, whose team held the Lazers (3-3) 28 points under its season scoring average.

Adam Misener scored 17 points and Vaughndell Brantley had 16 for Onondaga, which received three points from Oneonta High graduate Jake VanDusen.

Delhi hosts Cayuga CC at 8 p.m. today.