Photo by Cheryl Clough Oneonta State's Madison Slagle looks to pass while Ithaca's Tracy Bradley defends during Wednesday's non-conference game at O-State. Red Dragons coach Daphne Thompson, behind Slagle at right, watches the play.

Milford graduate Shannon Weir scored a team-high 12 points in leading Oneonta State to a 60-48 non-conference women's basketball victory over visiting Ithaca College on Wednesday.

The Red Dragons (7-2) closed play in the first semester with three straight victories.

Reserve players Madison Slagle and Samantha Szkotak, both freshman, combined for 17 points in the first half, when O-State built an eight-point lead. Slagle had all of her season-high 10 points in the first half.

Rebecca Bucci had seven assists to lead an O-State squad that finished with 19 assists on 23 baskets.

O-State travels to Utica College at 2 p.m. Jan. 4.

Cobleskill 70, Albany Pharmacy 61

Kaliegh Lussier scored a team-high 16 points in SUNY Cobleskill's overtime victory at Albany College of Pharmacy.

Teammates Heidi Anderson and Sharee Daniels contributed 15 and 10 points, respectively, for the Fighting Tigers, who improved to 3-4 with their non-conference victory.

Shelley Pierson had nine points and 10 rebounds for Cobleskill, which went on a 14-5 run in overtime.

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Ithaca 79, O-State 77

The last of senior Sean Burton's game-high 27 points came on two free throws with four seconds left in overtime and snapped a 77-all tie for the visiting Bombers.

O-State's Michael Grimes had a chance to win it, but his shot from two steps beyond the three-point arc hit off the side of the rim as time expired.

Junior Brian Beckford led O-State with 23 points, 11 rebounds, five blocks, two steals, and two assists. Beckford's driving layup late in regulation tied the score at 71. Beckford was fouled on the play but did not convert the free throw, which forced overtime.

Senior Ryan Morin and junior Grimes scored 12 and 11 points, respectively, for the Red Dragons (5-3), who'll play Westfield State at 6 p.m. Friday in a first-round game of the Rochester Institute of Technology Tournament.

Oneonta High graduates Dan O'Brien and Brendan Harder are freshmen on RIT's roster.

Cobleskill 95, Albany Pharmacy 76

Jayson Taylor scored a game-high 24 points to lead SUNY Cobleskill's men to victory over visiting Albany College of Pharmacy.

Taylor shot 10-for-17 from the field and teammate Taiquan Newkirk contributed 14 points as the Fighting Tigers earned their first victory in seven games this season.

Kevin Mitchell had 11 points for Cobleskill.

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