Oneonta High graduate Marie O'Malley's only points Tuesday came on a three-pointer with 24.3 seconds left, giving SUNY Cobleskill the lead for keeps in its 58-52 Mountain Valley Conference women's basketball victory over visiting SUNY Delhi.

O'Malley's basket from the corner gave the Fighting Tigers a 53-52 lead before Nicole Garzon stole the ensuing inbounds pass and drew a foul. Garzon, who scored seven or her nine points after halftime, hit both free throws to make it 55-52.

Garzon then stole the next inbounds pass and was fouled again. This time, she hit the first free throw and rebounded her miss on the second, leading to another Delhi foul. Garzon then sealed it with two free throws.

Cobleskill (23-4, 12-3) trailed, 51-39, but held the Broncos (16-8, 8-5) to one point over the final 10:11.

Sharee Daniels led the Fighting Tigers with a game-high 16 points. Shelley Pierson scored 10 of her 12 points in the second half, and had 10 rebounds and three blocks for Cobleskill, which closes its regular season at 7 p.m. Thursday at home against Hudson Valley.

Lisa Ruff (Delhi) had 15 points to pace Delhi, which took a 28-22 lead into halftime. Teammate Kassie Tiller (South Kortright) contributed 13 points.

Cobleskill 58, Delhi 52

DELHI (16-8, 8-5): Corrine Ketzlick 1 0-1 2, Shataya McComb 4 2-2 11, Barbara Lar 1 1-5 4, Kassie Tiller 5 2-2 13, Lisa Ruff 5 2-4 15, Gencia Archer 1 0-0 3, Terry Yip 1 2-2 4. TOTALS: 18 9-16 52.

COBLESKILL (23-4, 12-3): Lauren Tisinger 1 1-2 3, Nicole Garzon 2 5-9 9, April Ackermann 3 0-0 7, Marie O'Malley 1 0-0 3, Trista Thomas 3 0-0 6, Sharee Daniels 8 0-2 16, Jessica Byerwalters 1 0-0 2, Hannah Bushey 0 0-2 0, Shelley Pierson 5 2-4 12. TOTALS: 24 8-19 58.

Halftime: Delhi, 28-22. Three-point field goals: D 7 (McComb, Lara, Tiller, Ruff 3, Archer); C 2 (O'Malley, Ackermann).

O-State 58, St. Joseph's 45

Milford graduate Shannon Weir scored 13 points for O-State (17-7), which cruised to a non-conference road win Tuesday. Weir went 3-for-5 from the field and 7-for-7 at the foul line for the Red Dragons, who took a 34-20 lead into halftime.

Megan Bucci contributed 12 points and Mary Kate O'Connell had 10 for Oneonta, which received seven assists, six rebounds, five steals and three points from Sara Chrystie (Oxford). Chrystie made no turnovers.

The Red Dragons visit New Paltz at 6 p.m. Saturday. The two teams are vying for third place in the SUNY Athletic Conference.

O-State 58, St. Joseph's 45

ONEONTA STATE (17-7): Rebecca Bucci 2-4 1-1 5, Amanda McDowell 3-6 2-3 8, Shannon Weir 3-5 7-7 13, Kerri Swails 1-5 0-0 2, Sara Chrystie 1-3 1-2 3, Mary Kate O'Connell 4-6 1-3 10, Christi Podgorski 0-4 0-1 0, Megan Bucci 6-10 0-2 12, Paige Harris 1-1 0-0 3, Casey Snyder 1-3 0-0 2. TOTALS: 22-47 9-14 58.

ST. JOSEPH'S (4-18): Illaria Schiano 2-11 0-0 6, Marquia Davis 1-6 3-6 5, Charlotte Kayij 4-7 2-4 10, Amanda Caircia 5-13 2-2 16, Christine Begey 1-7 0-0 2, Allison Richards 0-0 0-0 0, Gina Morales 2-6 2-2 6. TOTALS: 15-50 9-14 45.

Halftime: O-State, 34-20. Three-point field goals: O 5 (McDowell 2, O'Connell, R. Bucci, Harris); S 6 (Schiano 2, Caircia 4).

Swimming

Region III Districts

Chad Snyder won NJCAA Region III Northeast District championships in 1- and 3-meter diving this past weekend for the SUNY Delhi men's swimming team.

Snyder finished first in the 1-meter dive with 310.95 points. He followed with a 3-meter win at 337.20 points, helping Delhi's men to a fourth-place finish during the nine-team championships, which ran Friday through Sunday at Monroe Community College.

Monroe won the team title with 427 points, 187 ahead of Delhi. SUNY Cobleskill finished last with four points.

Snyder, who also placed fourth in the 200-yard freestyle (1 minute, 57.25 seconds), earned all-region and all-district honors in both diving events. Teammate Mark Wood did the same with second-place finishes in each diving event. He scored 270.95 and 257.50, points, respectively.

Kevin Selby contributed a third-place finish in the 100 butterfly (59.71), and Derek Deweiler placed fourth in the 200 breaststroke (3:06.91).

Shari Weiss paced the Broncos' women with two thirds _ in the 400 individual medley (5:40.21) and in the 200 IM (2:35.85). She also placed fourth in the 100 free, helping Delhi to 190 points and a fourth-place finish out of nine teams.

Katie Ryan finished third in 3-meter diving (214.55), and Delhi's 800 free relay team placed third in 11:03.94.

Megan Holstead paced Cobleskill's women, who finished sixth with 75 points, with a fourth in the 100 breaststroke (1:29.52).

Monroe won the women's team title with 578 points.

Delhi and Cobleskill will compete next at the NJCAA Championships, which run March 5-8 at Indian River Community College in Ft. Pierce, Fla.

Region III Districts

Feb. 15-17 at Monroe CC

MEN

Winner and local finishers in top six

Team scores: 1, Monroe 427; 2, Alfred State 387; 3, Erie 278; 4, SUNY Delhi 240; 5, Genesee 203; 6, Herkimer 151; 7, Suffolk 51; 8, Queensborough 10; 9, SUNY Cobleskill 4.

200-yard free relay: 1, Monroe 1:31.90; 6, Delhi (Derek Detweiler, Matt Gorodess, Britten Snyder, Mark Wood) 2:12.56.

500 free: 1, Daniel Branca (M) 4:38.88.

200 individual medley: 1, Caleb Otto (E) 2:04.97.

50 free: 1, Nathan Butler (M) 22.95; 6, Kevin Selby (D) 24.76.

400 medley relay: 1, Alfred State 3:50.13; 5, Delhi (Will Quinn, Chad Snyder, Kevin Selby, Fabricio Calvet) 4:22.28.

200 medley relay: 1, Erie 1:47.24; 5, Delhi (Will Quinn, Chad Snyder, Kevin Selby, Fabricio Calvet) 1:57.93.

400 individual medley: 1, Brett Kozlowski (A) 4:38.30.

100 butterfly: 1, Phil Schneider (E) 58.72; 3, Kevin Selby (D) 59.71; 5, Fabricio Calvet (D) 1:04.82.

200 free: 1, Daniel Branca (M) 1:40.88; 4, Chad Snyder (D) 1:57.25.

100 breaststroke: 1, Tim Manoogian (H) 1:02.60.

100 backstroke: 1, Nathan Butler (M) 55.71; 5, Will Quinn (D) 1:04.72.

800 free relay: 1, Monroe 7:34.48; 5, Delhi (Will Quinn, Fabricio Calvet, Kevin Selby, Chad Snyder) 8:39.29.

1-meter diving: 1, Chad Snyder (D) 310.95; 2, Mark Wood (D) 270.95.

200 backstroke: 1, Nathan Butler (M) 2:02.90; 6, Will Quinn (D) 2:27.12.

100 free: 1, Aram Salehi (M) 51.55.

200 breaststroke: 1, Phillip Valenta (A) 2:30.06; 4, Derek Detweiler (D) 3:06.91.

200 butterfly: 1, Daniel Branca (M) 1:56.99.

400 free relay: 1, Monroe 3:20.41; 4, Delhi (Will Quinn, Fabricio Calvet, Chad Snyder, Kevin Selby) 3:46.50.

1,650 free: 1, Kyle Sauer (E) 17:43.10.

WOMEN

Winner and local finishers in top six

Team scores: 1, Monroe 578; 2, Genesee 331; 3, Alfred State 208; 4, SUNY Delhi 190; 5, Queensborough 138; 6, SUNY Cobleskill 75; 7, Herkimer 70; 8, Erie 33; 9, Jamestown 14.

200-yard free relay: 1, Monroe 1:49.52; 4, Delhi (Patrycja Hinc, Heather Horohoe, Ashley Cole, Shari Weiss) 2:03.10; 5, Cobleskill (Veronica Wolfe, Ashley Richichi, Kara Asberry, Megan Holstead) 2:07.02.

500 free: 1, Caitlin McNamara (Mon) 5:43.52.

200 individual medley: 1, Sarah Barr (G) 2:19.38; 3, Shari Weiss (D) 2:35.85.

50 free: 1, Courtney Gruschow (M) 26.80.

400 medley relay: 1, Monroe 4:40.11; 5, Delhi (Elizabeth Davies, Ashley Cole, Shari Weiss, Patrycja Hinc) 5:36.64.

200 medley relay: 1, Monroe 2:06.82; 5, Delhi (Elizabeth Davies, Ashley Cole, Shari Weiss, Heather Horohoe) 2:31.74.

400 individual medley: 1, Bobbie Jo Passamonte (G) 5:29.83; 3, Shari Weiss (D) 5:40.21; 6, Sarah Wood (D) 7:49.72.

100 butterfly: 1, Melissa Fromm (M) 1:10.33.

200 free: 1, Kaitlyn Corbett (A) 2:08.61; 6, Ashley Richichi (C) 2:37.38.

100 breaststroke: 1, Kelcy Newman (H) 1:18.55; 4, Megan Holstead (C) 1:29.52; 5, Ashley Cole (D) 1:30.70.

100 backstroke: 1, Sarah Barr (G) 1:03.69; 6, Kara Asberry (C) 1:22.86.

800 free relay: 1, Monroe 9:06.19; 3, Delhi (Ashley Cole, Patrycja Hinc, Elizabeth Davies, Shari Weiss) 11:03.94.

3-meter diving: 1, Amy Hurd (M) 356.30; 3, Katie Ryan (D) 214.55.

200 backstroke: 1, Sarah Barr (G) 2:19.58.

100 free: 1, Courtney Gruschow (M) 57.83; 4, Shari Weiss (D) 1:02.69.

200 breaststroke: 1, Kelcy Newman (H) 2:57.34.

200 butterfly:

200 butterfly: 1, Jackie Rode (M) 2:41.84.

400 free relay: 1, Monroe 4:03.22; 5, Delhi (Heather Horohoe, Sarah Wood, Katie Ryan, Rebecca Derry) 6:12.90.

1,650 free: 1, Caitlin McNamara (M) 20:10.59.

Men's Lacrosse

Empire 8 Preseason Poll

The Hartwick men's lacrosse team was picked to finish fifth in the annual preseason Empire 8 Conference Coaches Poll, the conference announced Monday.

The Hawks, who finished fifth in E8 play last season, earned 36 points _ one behind conference newcomer Stevens Tech. Coach Bill Bjorness will enters his 10th season with Hartwick, which finished 7-8 and earned an ECAC Division III Upstate New York Tournament berth last year.

Ithaca, which returns four first-team all-league performers who are all preseason All-Americans, was the unanimous choice to finish first. Defending E8 champion Nazareth was picked to finish second, followed by RIT.

Ithaca, Nazareth, RIT and Stevens Tech have each earned preseason top-20 rankings.

Preseason All-American defender Ryan Welch, an E8 first-teamer last season, returns for the Hawks, along with junior Steve Caramello. An E8 honorable mention last season, Caramello is the Hawks' top returning scorer (17 goals, 18 assists).

Seniors Elliott Dee and Marc Fautas also return on defense, along with sophomore Kevin Miller, the 2006-07 Male Freshman Athlete of the Year at Hartwick.

Sophomore Brandon Wilk (16 goals, 8 assists in 2007) and senior Dan Hushion 12 goals, 7 assists) are back for the Hawks on defense.

John Meade will start in goal for the Hawks after going 2-5 last season.

Hartwick opens its 2008 schedule at 1 p.m. March 1 against visiting Montclair State.

Women's Lacrosse

O-State opens Thursday

Oneonta State will start its 2008 women's lacrosse schedule Thursday in Greensboro, N.C., under first-year coach Jessica Pausewang.

Pausewang, who also coaches the Finland women's national team, replaced Laura Moan. She led the Red Dragons to a 9-8 overall record and a 4-3 mark in the SUNY Athletic Conference in 2007.

O-State returns six of its top eight offensive players from last spring, led by sophomore attack Lauren Portnoy (38 goals, 2 assists in 2007). Senior All-SUNYAC selections Kristin O'Leary (21 goals, 41 caused turnovers) and Alyssa Greenbaum (47 CTO) return at midfield and defense, respectively.

Junior Eileen O'Toole is back in goal after starting all 17 of the Red Dragons' games last spring and finishing with a 12.14 goals against average.

O-State's home opener is March 19 against Rensselaer.

Equestrian

Ithaca Show

Heather Pruchansky and Emily Masuch each finished first to lead Hartwick to a tie for sixth place at the 14-team Ithaca Equestrian Show at Cornell on Sunday.

Pruchansky won the novice flat and Masuch finished first in the intermediate flat for the Hawks, who tied Colgate and SUNY Morrisville with 29 points.

SUNY Cobleskill placed fifth with 34 points. Skidmore won with 46.

Hartwick will compete at the Skidmore Show in Saratoga Springs this Saturday.

ithaca show

Team scores: 1, Skidmore 46; 2, Cornell 36; 2, Siena 36; 2, Ithaca 36; 5, SUNY Cobleskill 34; 6, Hartwick 29; 6, SUNY Morrisville 29; 6, Colgate 29; 9, Hobart/William Smith 26; 10, Binghamton 22; 11, Albany 19; 12, Elmira 13; 12, Hamilton 13; 14, Rensselaer 9.

Honors

Athletes of the week

Oneonta State named track athletes Celia Alterio and Joe Reed its athletes of the week Monday.

Alterio, a freshman, broke the Red Dragons' school record in the women's 3,000-meter run Saturday at Cornell's Kane Invitational. Alterio finished in 10:45.35, a personal best by 30 seconds in topping the mark of 11:06.46 set in February 2005 by Kim Davey.

Alterio finished 11th and qualified for the Eastern College Athletic Conference Championships at Harvard University in March.

Reed, a junior, provisionally qualified for the NCAA Division III championships with a school record 6.91-second finish in the 60. He bettered the previous mark by .02 seconds and placed second. Reed also won the 200 in an ECAC qualifying time of 22.51.

SUNY Cobleskill named Jennifer Villanova its athlete of the week Tuesday.

Villanova scored 37 individual points and won Region III titles in the pole vault, the long jump and the triple jump to lead the Fighting Tigers to their first NJCAA regional women's indoor track team title this past weekend at Hudson Valley Community College.

SUNY Delhi named Josh Schultheis and Lindsay Smith its athletes of the week Sunday.

Schultheis placed third in the 1,000 at the Kane Invitational (2:36.37) to qualify for the NJCAA Indoor Track Championships, which run March 7-8 in Charleston, Ill.

Smith won the Region III title in the women's 20-pound weight throw. She also holds the school record in the event, at a distance of 34-9.

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