Alyshia Crawford had 18 points, four assists and four steals to lead Oneonta State’s women to a 59-43 non-conference basketball victory over Utica College in the Red Dragons’ home opener Tuesday night.
O-State (3-0) jumped to a 16-4 lead that included scoring the game’s first nine points.
Crawford scored 10 of the Red Dragons’ first 16 points.
O-State led, 29-17, at halftime and increased its lead to 17 points with seven minutes gone in the second half.
Utica (0-2) closed to 10 points with 9:05 to play, but the Red Dragons answered with a 10-3 run. A jumper by Kaitlyn Ponesse gave the O-State a 55-38 lead with 2:33 to play.
Senior Grace Schilling had eight points, eight rebounds and five assists for the Red Dragons, who will travel to the University of Rochester at 2 p.m. Saturday.
Hamilton 87, O-State 84
Linsanity showed up at Dewar Arena on Tuesday … sort of.
Joseph Lin, the brother of former New York Knicks and current Houston Rockets guard Jeremy Lin, made several key plays down the stretch to lead Hamilton College to a non-conference win.
Joseph Lin, a junior guard, hit a three-pointer with 1:11 left to tie score at 82. He then scored on a layup with 34 seconds left to give the Continentals an 84-82 lead.
Greg Newton stepped to the foul line for Hamilton with 24 seconds left. He hit the first free throw to make it 85-82 but missed the second. Lin grabbed the offensive rebound and got it back to Newton, who was fouled. Newton went 1 of 2 from the line as Hamilton took a 86-82 lead.
Oneonta State’s Dan Lee hit a pair of free throws with 13 seconds left to make it a two-point spread.
Bradley Gifford’s free throw gave Hamilton an 87-84 lead with 12 seconds left.
The Red Dragons’ final possession ended in a turnover.