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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.
Tyrone Mitchell’s 11 points and 11 rebounds marked his first college double-double for the Fighting Tigers, who received 13 points from Mike Marcelin.
The Nittany Lions moved to 5-8 overall and 4-1 in the NEAC.
Cobleskill hosts Morrisville State at 7 p.m. Wednesday.
Hartwick 68, Alfred 42
Freshman forward Brittney Dumas scored 22 points Saturday, leading the host Hawks to their fourth straight victory in 2013 as they defeated Alfred University in the Empire 8.
Dumas shot 10-for-12 from the floor en route to an 18-for-22 performance in her last two games. Kate Purcell contributed 11 points and tied Dumas for a game-high rebounding honors with six. Purcell also had six assists and three steals.
Rachael Stedman led the Saxons with eight points.
The Hawks (11-3, 4-0), who and are tied atop the E8 standings with Ithaca, host Houghton on Friday.
Hartwick 65, Fisher 52
Brittney Dumas and Maria Foglia scored 18 points and went a combined 14-for-20 from the floor in leading host Hartwick to an Empire 8 Conference victory.
Dumas went 8-for-10 from the floor.
Kate Purcell contributed 14 points and five assists for the Hawks (10-3, 3-0), who led, 34-25, at halftime.
Camaryn Buckner had 19 points to lead the Cardinals (5-9, 2-3).
New Paltz 50, O-State 36
Kahsyrah Bryant scored 20 points to lead New Paltz, who also got 13 points from Shannan Walker for a SUNYAC road win Saturday.
The Hawks (12-0) outscored Oneonta, 36-18, in the second half.
Walker’s three-pointer at 17:04 of the second half put New Paltz ahead for good, at 21-18. The basket was part of an 11-0 run to open the second half for the Hawks, who led by 22 points before Oneonta (4-9, 1-5) scored the last eight points in a row.
Grace Schilling and Kelly Mulligan scored eight points apiece for the Red Dragons, who visit Potsdam on Friday.
PS Berks 70, Cobleskill 46
Heidi Anderson had 16 points and five rebounds for host Cobleskill, which dropped a NEAC game Sunday.
Kady Porterfield contributed 15 points and 15 rebounds in her third consecutive double-double for the Fighting Tigers (3-9, 2-4), who host Morrisville State at 5 p.m. Wednesday.
The Nittany Lions improved to 3-8 overall and 2-3 in the NEAC.
Cobleskill 59, Wilson 39
Heidi Anderson scored a game-high 20 points Saturday as host Cobleskill won a NEAC game. Anderson also had seven rebounds and five assists for the Fighting Tigers, who received 13 points and 12 rebounds from Kady Porterfield
Ashlee Yealy’s 14 points paced the Phoenix (2-7, 0-6), who faced a 40-16 deficit at halftime.
Ben Mikac, Shaun Gillen and Greg DuVall earned championships Saturday to lead Oneonta State to the team title at the Will Abele Invitational at Ursinus.
O-State finished with 109 points to win the 13-team tournament by 17 over Ursinus.
Mikac started his 133-pound championship run by pinning Josh Weesner of Division I UMBC in 39 seconds. He followed with a technical fall over William Evangelakos of WPI, a 9-3 semifinal decision over Brenden Campbell of the Naval Academy Prep School, and a 14-5 defeat of Hunter’s Ken Albert in the final.
Gillen won back-to-back decisions before pinning top-seeded Mike Munno of UMBC in the semifinals at 165 pounds. He won the title match, 6-5, against No. 2 seed Justin Walsh of WPI.
DuVall won twice by pinfall, the last coming in 1:41 as he won the 184-pound final against Naval Academy Prep’s Ryan Herman. His run also featured two decisions, including a quarterfinal win over the top seed in his weight class.
Dan Graff (157 pounds) and Jake Smith (285) finished second for the Red Dragons, who received a fourth from Curt Rowley at 141.
Oneonta will compete in the Empire Collegiate Wrestling Conference Tournament on Saturday at Cortland State.
Hartwick’s men and women won non-conference meets against Cortland State on Sunday at Moyer Pool.
The Hawks men won, 177-97, and the women earned a 163-135 victory as the programs moved to 12-0 and 10-2, respectively, on the season.
Chris Willcox won the 200-yard butterfly (1:58), the 200 individual medley (2:02.67) and the 100 butterfly (54.68) to pace the Hawks’ men, who received two victories apiece from Brad Ranson (200 free, 1:45.72; 100 free, 47.68) and Kenny Kleso (500 free, 4:47.86; 100 breaststroke, 58.32). Kleso’s time in the breaststroke set a Moyer Pool record as he topped Michael Phillips’ mark of 59.15, which was set last year.
Luke Grunewald (1,000 free, 9:57.03), Cory Perez (100 backstroke, 54.93) and Jeremy Torres (200 breaststroke, 2:13.31) also touched first for the Hawks, who won the 200 medley relay in 1:57.99.
Imma Rutigliano paced Hartwick’s women with victories in the 200 backstoke (2:17.49), the 100 backstroke (1:03.74) and the 200 IM (2:19.88).
Jade Woodend won the 100 free (55.31) and the 100 butterfly (1:02.18) for Hartwick, which received wins from Clare Nelson in the 200 breaststroke (2:31.42) and the 100 breaststroke (1:11.03).
Kaitlyn Campbell contributed a victory in the 200 free (2:02.26) for the Hawks, who won the 200 medley relay in 1:55.15.
Hartwick visits Empire 8 rival Alfred this Saturday.
Oneonta rode three seconds and two thirds to 373 points for a fourth-place team finish during the Kumpf Invitational at Rensselaer on Saturday. Ithaca won the team title with 605 points.
Jermaine Miller finished second in 1-meter diving (299.20 points) and third in 3-meter diving (302.40) to pace O-State, which received runner-up finishes from Oneonta High graduate Alex Miller (200 backstroke, 1:59.29) and Ryan Walsh (200 butterfly, 2:03.87).
Lucas Santiago contributed a third in the 200 IM (2:05.37).
Oneonta visits New Paltz on Jan. 26.
SUNY Cobleskill finished last in the eight-team field with 12 points. Sam Scott placed 11th in the 1-meter dive (185.80) to pace the Fighting Tigers, who will compete in a triangular meet against Bethany College and host Frostburg State University on Wednesday.
J.D. Roth and Joe Fox finished sixth and eighth in the weight throw Friday to lead Oneonta State during the Gotham Cup, a non-scoring meet hosted by NYU at the Armory in New York City.
Fox also had a sixth in the shot put for the Red Dragons, who received a seventh from David Bohunicky and an eighth from Nate Weber in the 800-meter run.
Kate Parsons paced O-State’s women with a 14th in the weight throw.
Oneonta will compete in the NYU Team Challenge at 7 p.m. Saturday back at the Armory.