Basketball seaon is over for Oneonta's colleges. Both the Red Dragons and Hawks women lost road games on Friday in the first round of the NCAA Division III Tournament.

The Oneonta State women fell to host King's College, 56-42, on Friday in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Oneonta shot a season low 26 percent from the floor including 2-of-19 from long range.

"The shots just didn't drop for us tonight, but we were still in the game" said Oneonta coach Daphne Thompson. "We were getting the shots we normally get in our offense. Our defense kept us in the game."

The senior duo of Samantha Szkotak and Madison Slagle each reached double figures in their final games in a Red Dragon uniform. Slagle was tops with 13 points while Szkotak had 11 points. Both players had eight rebounds each to lead Oneonta.

Oneonta trailed the entire game, but made a run in the second half to cut King's (23-5) lead to eight points at 39-31 on a Slagle jumper at the 7:07 mark.

"I knew we would make a run," Thompson said. "We just didn't have any luck tonight."

King's had three players in double figures led by Michaels who had 16 points.

KC 56, ONEONTA STATE 42

NCAA Division III First Round

AtKing's College, Wilkes-Barre, PA.

ONEONTA STATE (19-9)

Madison Slagle 6 0-0 13, Samantha Szkotak 4 2-2 11, Kristin Pappalardo 2 2-2 6, Gabi Regan 1-4 2-4 4, Kelly Mulligan 0 2-4 2, Alyshia Crawford 1 0-1 2, Kate Wilverding 0 2-2 2, Grace Shilling 1 0-0 2, Sarah Longto 0 0-0 0, Ashley Welytok 0 0-0 0. Totals 15 10-15 42.

KING'S COLLEGE (23-5)

Katlin Michaels 4 7-10 16, Celia Rader 4 2-2 13, Samantha Simcox 4 2-2 13, Marissa Manning 2 2-3 6, Lindsay Atchison 2 0-0 5, Paige Carlin 1 0-0 2, Ashley Davies 0 1-2 1, Kyley Henry 0 0-0 0, Molly Dahl 0 0-0 0. Totals 17 14-19 56.

Halftime: King's 24-13. Three-point goals: O 2 (Slagle, Szkotak); K 8 (Rader 3, Simcox 3, Michaels, Atchison).

A: 629

EC 68, HARTWICK 61

Senior guard Meghan Kirwan contributed 17 points, nine steals, seven assists and six rebounds as Emmanuel College defeated Hartwick, 68-61, in NCAA Div. III Women's Basketball Tournament First Round action played at The Murray Center on the campus of Rhode Island College on Friday evening.

In addition to Kirwan, junior forward Fiona O'Dwyer led all scorers with 24 points to go along with six rebounds, four assists and two steals. Kirwan was the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) Player of the Year and joined O'Dwyer on the All-GNAC First Team.

Hartwick held the early advantage, opening up a 10-4 lead with 15:43 left in the first half on a layup by sophomore guard Maria Foglia. Emmanuel bounced back with four-straight points to pull within a bucket, but the Saints rattled off 12-straight to hold a commanding, 23-10, lead with 10:45 remaining. The run was paced by five points from sophomore guard Kate Purcell and capped with a three-pointer by freshman forward Carlee Hirt.

However, Emmanuel responded with 14 unanswered points to take its first lead, 24-23, at 5:05. O'Dwyer scored nine, while Kirwan contributed five points, to account for the Saints' offense.

The Saints and Hawks traded the lead before Foglia drained a jumper to tie the game, 31-31, right before the halftime buzzer. EC shot 39 percent (14-for-36) from the field, while 'Wick shot 44 percent (12-for-27). Emmanuel capitalized on 14 Hawk turnovers, made seven steals and held a slight advantage, 23-22, in rebounding over the first 20 minutes.

The second half proved to be a slugfest through the first eight minutes as neither team was able to build a sizeable advantage. Foglia cashed in a layup at 12:11 to give what proved to be Hartwick's final lead, 41-40, at 12:11.

Emmanuel got on a roll with eight straight points as O'Dwyer scored four, while sophomore forward Liz Daley and classmate center Victoria Johnson pitched in with two apiece.

Back-to-back layups by Kirwan staked the Saints to a nine-point, 54-45, lead with 6:10 remaining as Hartwick would not get any closer than seven points for the remainder of the ballgame.

Foglia scored 18 and grabbed a game-high nine rebounds for the Hawks. Sophomore guard Lee Arduini contributed 10 points.

The Hawks end their season 22-6 overall, marking the most victories in 22 years for the program. The game marked the final one for Hartwick seniors Samantha Fox,a Cooperstown graduate, and Brittany Ladner.

EMMANUEL 68, HARTWICK 61

NCAA Division III First Round

At Providence, R.I. The Murray Center

EMMANUEL COLLEGE (23-6)

Fiona O'Dwyer 10 4-6 24, Meghan Kirwan 8 1-4 17, Laura Benvenuto 3

2-2 11, Liz Daley 2 2-2 6, Lena Negri 1 2-3 4, Victoria Johnson 1 0-0 2, Britni Mikulanecz 1 0-2 2, Vanessa Bramante 1 0-2 2, Chenae Earle 0

0-1 0, Bria Tiro 0 0-0 0, Breanna Ockimey 0 0-0 0, Victoria Sanfiorenzo 0 0-0 0. Totals 27 11-22 68.

HARTWICK COLLEGE (22-6)

Maria Foglia 6 6-6 18, Lee Arduini 4 1-1 10, Josefine Vincents 2 1-2 7, Carlee Hirt 3 0-0 6, Kate Purcell 2 0-0 5, Samantha Fox 2 1-2 5, Katrina Caulfield 2 0-0 4, Marie Davison 2 0-0 4, Tracey Koch 1 0-2 2, Kelsey Fenn 0 0-0 0, Rachel Hunt 0 0-0 0,; Brittany Ladner 0 0-0 0, Kait Veit 0 0-0 0. Totals 24 9-13 61.

Halftime: 31-31. Three-point goals: E 3 (Benvenuto 3); H 4 (Vincents 2, Kate Purcell, Arduini).

A: 550

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