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November 15, 2012

Hartwick men to tip off season Friday


Starting at point guard will be junior Christian Laputka. He will be asked to carry more minutes than in previous years.

At shooting guard is junior Mike Geisser. Last season, Geisser played in all 27 games and started nine. He scored in double digits the last five games of the year and had his college-high of 19 points against Ithaca with a 5-for-5 showing from beyond the three-point arc.

Also returning for the Hawks at the guard position is junior Anthony Keane, who led Hartwick in assists and steals a year ago. He scored a college-high 19 points against Nazareth and hit a winning three-pointer at the buzzer to defeat Ithaca 78-75.

Freshman Rob Heller, a Chenango Valley graduate, will provide depth.

At the other forward position is junior transfer Kyle Bradley, who comes to Hartwick from Division II Mansfield and will be counted on to play right away.

Seniors Aaron Laing (Laurens) and Jon Zehe will battle for minutes at forward.

Delhi 72, Broome 54

SUNY Delhi improved to 5-0 Tuesday night with a road victory over Broome Community College.

Stefan Bock led the way with 18 points and eight assists. Quayshaun Mitchell contributed 16 points and nine rebounds, and Arif Mehmetaj finished with 12 points and 10 rebounds.

The Broncos led by eight at halftime before breaking away early in the second half.

Mitchell had all 16 of his points after halftime.

“We executed a little better and played a little harder,” Delhi coach Rob Schoener said of his team’s second-half performance.

Delhi will travel to Fulton Montgomery at 7 tonight.

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