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January 18, 2014

Hartwick men win shootout in OT

Joey Lufkin scored a game-high 24 points for host Hartwick College, which made 13 three-point field goals in a 131-124 men’s basketball overtime defeat of Empire 8 Conference rival Alfred University on Friday night.

Matt Petruccione contributed 21 points for the Hawks (9-6, 5-1), who received 20 from Jared Suderley. Glenn Gavan (19 points), Justin Pratt (19 points) and Kyle Bradley (16 points) also produced double-digit scoring efforts for Hartwick, which outscored Alfred, 19-12, in the extra period.

Hartwick took a 53-49 lead into halftime but allowed 63 points in the second half as Alfred knotted the score at 112 at the end of regulation.

Tyler Seelman’s 19 points paced Alfred (10-3, 3-1), which received 17 from Jerry Kincel, 16 from Thomas Tsatsis, 13 from Dalton Walsh (12 rebounds) and 12 apiece from Ryan Mahon and Jeremy Johnson.

Pratt and Lufkin hit four threes apiece for Hartwick, which finished 13-for-24 from three-point range. Mahon made four threes for Alfred, which shot 12-for-35 from behind the arc.

Hartwick also received game-highs of 14 rebounds from Suderley and eight assists from Bradley.

O-State 72, Potsdam 51

Zach Mager scored 16 of his game-high 24 points in the first half, lifting Oneonta State to a SUNY Athletic Conference win at home.

The Red Dragons’ Dan Lee (10 points) hit back-to-back three-pointers to turn a 3-2 deficit into an 8-3 advantage. Oneonta (8-5, 5-1), which has won four straight, stayed ahead the rest of the game.

O-State, which took a 36-24 lead into halftime, dropped Potsdam to 2-10 overall and 0-4 in conference play.

The Red Dragons host Plattsburgh at 4 p.m. Saturday.

WOMEN’S BASKETBALLO-State 70, Potsdam 50

Alyshia Crawford scored 19 points to lead Oneonta State to a SUNYAC win over visiting Potsdam (3-9, 1-4).

Grace Schilling and Sarah Longto had 10 points apiece for the Red Dragons (11-2, 5-1), who finished with a 59-33 rebounding advantage.

Oneonta, which has won seven straight, took a 32-27 lead into halftime. The Red Dragons host Plattsburgh at 2 p.m. Saturday.

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