The Daily Star
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Freshman Shania Vandermark scored a game-high 26 points Monday to lead host SUNY Delhi to 62-58 non-league women’s basketball victory over Cayuga Community College.
Cayuga scored the first four points before the Broncos went on a 16-0 run en route to a 33-23 halftime lead.
Vandermark, who scored 18 points in the first half, also finished with 13 rebounds and four steals.
Cayuga cut its deficit to two points with about 1:30 left, but Gilbertsville-Mount Upton graduate Tanya Barnes hit a three-pointer 27 seconds later to give Delhi a 59-54 advantage.
Barnes finished with 22 points, six rebounds and six assists for the Broncos (4-5), who host Schenectady CC on Nov. 27.
China Agnew’s 21 points paced Cayuga.
Hawks of the week
Hartwick College named basketball player Kate Purcell and swimmer Kenny Kleso its Hawks of the Week on Monday.
Junior guard Purcell averaged 18.5 points and 7.5 rebounds as an NYU Tip-Off All-Tournament Team selection, leading the Hawks to a 1-1 record over the weekend.
Kleso, a senior, helped the Hawks to a sweep of defending Empire 8 Conference champion Ithaca, defending SUNY Athletic Conference champion Geneseo and Hamilton by winning the 1,000-yard freestyle and the 200 breaststroke. He also helped the 400 medley relay team to a victory in 3:31.99, which included his 58.36 split in the 100 breaststroke.
The North Eastern Athletic Conference named Cobleskill junior Mike Marcelin as its men’s basketball student-athlete of the week.
A 6-foot-4 swingman, Marcelin received all-tournament honors at the New England College Tip-off Tournament over the weekend, when the Fighting Tigers went 1-1.
Marcelin averaged 20.5 points and 6.0 rebounds for Cobleskill, which hosts Medaille College at 7 p.m. today.
The Empire 8 honored senior John Stuligross and sophomore Monica Prager as Hartwick’s representatives on the conference’s Sportsperson of the Year teams.
One athlete from each men’s and women’s team affiliated with the E8 is honored each season.