Zoe Cohen hit two three-pointers in overtime Friday as New Paltz won a key SUNY Athletic Conference women's basketball game at Oneonta State, 49-44.
The loss placed the Red Dragons (16-8, 14-4) as the No. 3 seed for the SUNYAC Tournament, which begins Tuesday. Oneonta will host the No. 7 seed at 7 p.m. The SUNYAC will release the official tournament pairings Saturday.
New Paltz (17-8, 15-3) will start the tournament seeded second as first-place Buffalo State (22-2, 15-2) clinched the top seed Friday with a 71-61 win at Oswego.
Cohen finished Friday's game at O-State with 11 points, including nine from behind the three-point arc.
Samantha Szkotak scored with 1 minute, 38 seconds left in overtime to pull the Red Dragons to 46-44, but the Hawks went 3-for-5 from the foul line thereafter to secure the victory.
O-State went on a 13-0 run in the second half to take a 38-32 lead with 5:50 to play. Szkotak helped O-State stay ahead with a basket that made it 40-37 with 2:18 to go, but Cohen later hit a three-pointer to tie it and send the game into overtime.
Szkotak and Madison Slagle had 11 points apiece for Oneonta.
Shanay Bradley grabbed a game-high 18 rebounds for New Paltz, which had 19 offensive rebounds as a team.
Cobleskill 60, Canton 53
SUNY Cobleskill (13-11) closed its regular-season home schedule with a non-conference victory.
Senior forward Chelcy Moore finished with game-highs of 25 points, 16 rebounds and five blocks on Senior Night for the Fighting Tigers. She also had four steals and three assists for Cobleskill, which got 11 points, 12 rebounds and three blocks from freshman center Kady Porterfield.
Junior forward Kaitlin Myers had 15 points and eight rebounds for the Kangaroos (6-15), who received 15 points from Jackie Sedlacek.
The Fighting Tigers close their regular season at Cazenovia on Saturday. Their North Eastern Athletic Conference game will begin at 3 p.m.
New Paltz 66, O-State 64
Junior Shalik Jenkins hit a runner with 1.3 seconds remaining to lift visiting New Paltz to a SUNYAC win at Oneonta State. The Red Dragons season ends with a final record of 3-22 overall and 2-16 in the SUNYAC.
New Paltz (9-16, 6-12) will compete in the opening round of the SUNYAC Tournament on Tuesday.
O-State point guard Frankie Kelly had the ball with 31 seconds left and broke for the basket 21 seconds later but failed to convert a layup. New Paltz rebounded the miss, setting up Jenkins for the go-ahead basket.
Kelly tied his season high of 21 points and had five assists and four steals for the Red Dragons, who received 11 points from Cameron Boyden and 10 from Dan Lee.
Nick Taldi scored all 12 of his points on three-point shots for New Paltz, which received 20 points from Matt Devine and 11 from Harris Wichard.
Hartwick to go pink
The Hartwick men's and women's basketball teams will host breast cancer awareness games against Stevens Institute of Technology on Saturday at Lambros Arena. The women will play at 2 p.m., followed by the men at 4 p.m.
Pink Hartwick basketball T-shirts will be sold for $15 and donations will be accepted throughout the day. During halftime of the men's game, the Hartwick women's program will hold a half-court and three-point shot contest for prizes.
Proceeds will be donated to Clare Droesch, a former Division I player at Boston College who was diagnosed with Stage IV breast cancer a week before Christmas. Droesch, a basketball coach at St. Edmund's Prep, is a friend of Hartwick coach Missy West and Stevens coach Bri Fecteau.
O-State runners recognized
Oneonta State's cross-country teams were recognized as All-Academic teams by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. To be considered, teams must have competed at their NCAA Regional meets and hold a 3.10 GPA or higher.