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January 14, 2013

Hartwick basketball sweeps Alfred

Staff Report

Mike Geisser scored a college-high 23 points Saturday to lead all scorers as the Hartwick men’s basketball team secured their first Empire 8 Conference win with a 75-68 triumph over Alfred University.

Geisser shot 7-for-12 from the field, including 6 of 9 from three-point range, and grabbed four rebounds off the bench for the Hawks (8-6, 1-3). Kyle Bradley contributed 18 points, nine rebounds, five assists and two blocks for Hartwick, which received 11 points from Anthony Keane.

“We played with great energy for 40 minutes,” Hartwick coach Todd McGuinness said. “Mike Geisser stepped up and hit some big shots and Kyle Bradley played well with a nagging injury.”

Thomas Tsatsis led Alfred (3-11, 1-5) with 20 points, Sean Curran scored 14 and Brett Dennis had 13 points.

Hartwick hosts Houghton at 8 p.m. Friday.

Fisher 82, Hartwick 54

Hartwick allowed 47 second-half points in an Empire 8 Conference loss to St. John Fisher on Friday night.

Anthony Keane scored 11 points for Hartwick (7-6, 0-3), which received nine points from Jared Suderley, who shot 3-for-15 from the floor. Rob Heller contributed eight points and Laurens graduate Aaron Laing had seven, on 3-for-4 shooting from the field.

Justin Plata’s 17 points led Fisher (9-5, 4-1), which shot 31-for-56 from the field.

New Paltz 79, O-State 70

The Red Dragons rallied from a 16-point halftime deficit to pull to 70-68 with 3:40 remaining, but Shareef Taylor scored six points down the stretch to lead New Paltz (6-7, 3-3) to a SUNY Athletic Conference victory Saturday.

Taylor finished with 18 points, six rebounds and four steals for the Hawks, who received 17 points from Deveino McRae, 14 from Matt Devine and 12 from Taylor Sowah.

Zach Mager’s 26 points led O-State (2-10, 1-5), which received 14 points from Jackson Zuvic.

Oneonta visits Potsdam at 8 p.m. Friday.

PS Berks 72, Cobleskill 66

Alexis Nunez had 16 points, six rebounds and six assists, but SUNY Cobleskill (3-10, 1-3) lost a North Eastern Athletic Conference game at home Sunday.

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