Reserve Kristin Pappalardo had team-highs in points, three-pointers and steals Tuesday, but her efforts weren’t enough to carry Oneonta State any further in the SUNY Athletic Conference Women’s Basketball Tournament.
Pappalardo’s 18 points included five threes, and the junior guard had four steals in the Red Dragons’ 66-52 tournament-quarterfinal loss to Plattsburgh.
Fourth-seeded O-State, which won the SUNYAC Tournament last season, ended the season with a 13-13 record.
No. 5 seed Plattsburgh (15-11) advanced to a semifinal at 8 p.m. Friday against top-seeded New Paltz (22-3).
Sarah Longto (three blocks) and Lyteshia Price (seven rebounds) contributed nine points apiece for the Red Dragons, who faced a 34-18 deficit at halftime. Teammate Grace Schilling contributed seven points, six assists and five rebounds.
Kathleen Payne had 26 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Cardinals, who received 12 points, 10 rebounds, four threes and four steals from Catherine Cassidy.
Misha Green also grabbed 10 rebounds for Plattsburgh, which must beat New Paltz to advance to Saturday’s SUNYAC Tournament title game. Saturday’s winner will earn an automatic berth to the NCAA Division III Tournament.
Delhi 68, F-M 60
Tanya Barnes scored 16 points and former Gilbertsville-Mount Upton teammate Bri Lambert had a double-double to lead host SUNY Delhi to a Mountain Valley Conference victory.
Lambert finished with 10 points and 10 rebounds for the Broncos, who received 16 points from Yaya Soto, 12 from Cassie Beaver an 10 from Jackie Bailey.
Delhi (14-14), which is 13-10 against Region III teams this season, visits Hudson at 6 p.m. Thursday.
North East Districts
SUNY Delhi’s men received the Most Improved Team Award during the North East District Championships, which ran Friday through Sunday at Monroe Community College.
The Broncos’ fourth-place finish – out of 11 teams – featured Matt Salle’s championship effort in the 1-meter dive. He scored 450 points over 11 dives for the win and a First Team All-Region honor. Saville also earned an All-Region Second Team spot in 3-meter diving with 434.45 points.
Mike Roeland placed sixth in the 200 butterfly, setting a program record of 2:27.30.
Delhi amassed 204 points and finished 400 behind team champion Monroe. Genesee (294) placed second, followed by Suffolk (256).
Lily McEnaney paced the Broncos women with an All-Region Second Team finish in the 100 butterfly (1:05.22).
Monroe also won the women’s team title, with 559 points. Delhi (112) placed seventh out of nine teams.
Tigers honor Worden
SUNY Cobleskill selected sophomore swimmer Connor Worden as its athlete of the week, the college announced Tuesday.
Worden earned three Second Team honors during the North Eastern Athletic Conference Championships at Cobleskill, placing second in the 500-yard freestyle (5:27.42), the 1,650 free (19:07.03) and the 100 butterfly (1:00.69).
Worden also helped Cobleskill to thirds in the following relays: 200 free (1:40.95); 400 free (3:47.68); 800 free (8:51.87).