O-State athletes of the week

Oneonta State named sophomore basketball player Rebecca Bucci and freshman swimmer Caitlin Maloney as its athletes of the week, the school announced Monday.

Bucci earned MVP honors after leading the Red Dragons to the championship of the Hunter College Tournament this past weekend. Bucci scored a team-high 20 points on 8-for-8 shooting from the floor and 4-for-4 from the line in a 76-40 win over Simmons College on Friday. She followed that with nine points and nine rebounds in a 60-51 win over Hunter on Saturday.

Bucci is averaging 11.7 points through three games this season. The Red Dragons (3-0) play in the Austin College (Texas) Tournament on Friday and Saturday. O-State meets Southwestern on Friday.

Maloney helped O-State to its fourth straight team title when it won the North Country Invitational this past weekend.

Maloney won the 200-yard individual medley (2 minutes, 23.37 seconds), the 400 individual medley (5:05.78) and finished third in the in the 200 freestyle (2:06.86). The Red Dragons won the meet with 639 points, beating Clarkson by 206.

O-State is at the ECAC Division III meet at the Nassau County Aquatics Center in East Meadow on Dec. 5-7.


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