Zach Mager scored a game-high 22 points as host Oneonta State ended a nine-game skid with a 67-57 SUNY Athletic Conference men’s basketball victory over Oswego State on Tuesday.
The Lakers (9-2) fell to 2-2 in SUNYAC play. Oneonta (2-9) is 1-4 in conference.
Mager shot 8-for-10 from the floor and 4-for-4 from the free throw line.
Frankie Kelly contributed 13 points for Oneonta. His jumper with 16 minutes, 47 seconds left gave the Red Dragons the lead for keeps at 34-32.
Kelly hit a pair of free throws to increase Oneonta’s lead to 56-45. Oswego closed its deficit to four points with about two minutes left, but Mager answered with a three-pointer.
Oneonta High graduate Alex Mirabito missed both of shot attempts for Oswego. Mirabito, The Daily Star’s Player of the Year in 2009, had one rebound and two steals in 12 minutes.
The Red Dragons will host New Paltz at 4 p.m. Saturday.
Oswego 56, Oneonta 52
Junior Grace Schilling scored her college high of 20 points, but host Oneonta State lost in the SUNY Athletic Conference.
Oswego (10-1) improved to 4-0 in conference. The Red Dragons (4-8) are 1-4 in the SUNYAC.
Oneonta pulled to 55-52 on a three-pointer by Schilling with 14 seconds left.
But Evelyn Josebena hit a free throw with 10 seconds left to seal for the Lakers.
Senior Kari Kipper had 23 points to lead Oswego, which led, 32-20, at halftime.
Sarah Longto had 11 points and Lyteshia Price contributed 11 rebounds for O-State, which hosts New Paltz at 2 p.m. Saturday.
Hartwick senior men’s soccer midfielder Tyler Bailey earned a spot on the 2012 Academic All-Mid-American Conference Team, which was announced Monday.
Bailey is one of 14 MAC players to earn the distinction. Teammates Jason Keefe, Mateo Munarriz, Rio Dhat and Nathaniel Horton earned honorable mentions.
The Academic All-MAC award is for student-athletes who have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.20 and have participated in at least 50 percent of a team’s games.