SUNY Oneonta’s four seniors combined for 44 points, including a game-high 23 from Kevin Mackin, as the Red Dragons defeated Geneseo, 74-47, in SUNYAC men’s basketball Saturday, Feb. 8, at Dewar Arena.
Harrison Deegan scored 11 points, while Ian Schultz had six and Carson Jacobs totaled four as the group celebrated senior day with a win, avoiding a two-game skid following a loss to Brockport on Friday, Feb. 7.
“It’s always nice paying well on senior night. Our four seniors, Carson, Ian, Harrison, and Kevin have represented our program with class and dignity for four years,” Oneonta coach Cameron Conover said. “It has been an honor to coach them and I am going to relish the time we have remaining. I cannot say enough good things about them. They are a joy to coach.”
After a close start, Oneonta took control in the back half of the opening period with a 12-1 run. Mackin finished the half with 12 points as the Red Dragons held a 33-20 lead.
The Oneonta lead grew to as many as 31 in the second half as Deegan scored seven of his 11 in the period.
Mackin had three rebounds with his 23 points, and was joined in double figures by Andres Rivera (14 points, eight rebounds).
Deegan had three assists and a pair of rebounds, while Schultz collected a game- and season-high 14 rebounds along with his six points.
Sean Nolan also had six points, followed by Dylan Trombley with five and Jacobs’ four.
Michael Gannon led Geneseo with 12 points and six rebounds.
The Red Dragons held advantages in second chance points (15-2) and points in the paint (32-18).
Oneonta (14-5, 10-2) will welcome rival SUNY Cortland at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11.
Nazareth 81, Hartwick 72
Nazareth needed five players in double figures to overcome a game-high 26 points from Hartwick’s Austin Haskell on Sunday, Feb. 9, in Empire 8 action at Lambros Arena.
The Hawks led by as many as 11 in the first half as a 3-pointer from Bobby Connors and a jumper from Haskell capped an 11-3 Hawks run and opened a 34-23 deficit in the final minute of the first half.
But a 3-pointer from Cody Green as time expired began what became a 10-2 response. Six straight points from Haskell powered Hartwick back to a 10-point lead early in the second, but the lead lasted only six minutes as Nazareth responded again.
The Hawks held a lead as late as five minutes remaining, but a 20-10 Nazareth run to end the game proved to be too much for the hosts.
Haskell finished 9-for-14 from the field, just missing a double-double with nine rebounds. Kyle Bradshaw followed with 14 points and nine boards, while Pat Garey scored 13 and Tommy Kelly posted 12. Connors had seven points and a team-high 10 rebounds.
Cody Greene paced Nazareth with 18 points. Stephen Gabel had 17, followed by Zach Stenglein (15), Jonathan Park (12) and Kevin Underwood (11).
St. John Fisher 74, Hartwick 67
Sunday’s loss made it six consecutive losses for the Hawks after falling to St. John Fisher on Saturday.
The Hawks were within a point in the final minute, but could not find the crucial basket as Fisher hit four free throws and got a key steal in the backcourt to end Hartwick’s hopes.
Haskell also led ‘Wick in the first game of the weekend, which was postponed from Friday, by totaling a team-high 20 points. Connors had 17 points and Bradshaw totaled eight points with a team-high 10 rebounds.
Sammy Robinson scored a game-high 21 points for Fisher.
Hartwick (11-11, 3-8) will visit Houghton at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14.
SUNY Poly 75, SUNY Cobleskill 71
Antwan Claxton’s double-double was not enough as a cold second half saw SUNY Cobleskill fall to host SUNY Poly in North Eastern Athletic Conference competition Saturday.
Both teams owned leads in the first half as Daniel Owens banked in a 3-pointer at the buzzer for a 38-35 Fighting Tigers lead at halftime.
Cobleskill went 12-for-39 from the field in the second half, however, as SUNY Poly owned the frame, 40-33.
Claxton posted a team-high 25 points along with 12 rebounds to lead Cobleskill.
Owens finished with 12 points, six steals, two rebounds and two assists while Khayri Harris came off the bench to tally 10 points, three assists and two rebounds.
Josh Gregory scored a game-high 30 points for SUNY Poly.
Cobleskill (13-7, 7-4) will host Morrisville State at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12.
Hartwick 71, Nazareth 60
Hartwick avoided a winless weekend with an Empire 8 win over Nazareth.
The Hawks faced a 31-25 deficit at halftime, but four players finished in double figures as a 46-29 run in the second half turned around the result.
Mary Schoenherr had team highs of 21 points and seven rebounds in 39 minutes. Molly Kirby followed with nine points, while Maggie Kirby scored 13 and Kelly Pine had 11.
Rachel Benedict paced Nazareth with 13, followed by Jadyn Abrams with 12.
St. John Fisher 73, Hartwick 69
Hartwick erased a 10-point halftime deficit before Fisher used a four-point advantage in the fourth quarter to give the Hawks an Empire 8 defeat on Saturday.
Giuliana Pritchard hit a pair of free throws early in the fourth quarter to give Hartwick its first lead, and remained tied into the final minute, when Fisher held on in a final 56 seconds that featured 10 points between the teams.
Schoenherr scored a collegiate-high 23 points to pace Hartwick. Pritchard contributed 15 and Maggie Kirby scored 11.
Ella Eckert led all scorers with 24 points for Fisher.
Hartwick (12-10, 6-5) will travel to Houghton at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14.
Geneseo 67, SUNY Oneonta 48
Geneseo outscored SUNY Oneonta, 38-12, over the second and third quarters to pull away for a SUNYAC win Saturday at Dewar Arena.
The Red Dragons stuck around early, taking a 10-9 lead late in the first period, but a 7-2 Geneseo run to end the frame produced a four-point deficit ahead of the visitors’ pair of big quarters.
Leanne Corso paced Oneonta with 11 points and a team-high eight rebounds off the bench. Casey Hayes followed with 10 points and five rebounds.
Lindsay Halpin scored a game-high 19 points to lead all scorers for Geneseo.
Oneonta (7-12, 4-8) will host SUNY Cortland at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11.
SUNY Poly 80, SUNY Cobleskill 57
SUNY Poly erased an early deficit to defeat SUNY Cobleskill in NEAC play.
The Fighting Tigers held a 25-21 lead after one quarter, but were outscored, 18-6, in the second. A 22-11 SUNY Poly run in the third created a 19-point deficit entering the fourth,
Nylasia Sutton and Erica Cabrera each scored 13 points to pace Cobleskill. Delhi alumna Anna Post scored 10.
Molly Burdick and Kiersten Leos each scored 18 points to pace SUNY Poly.
Cobleskill (9-11, 4-7) will host Morrisville State at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12.
Marywood 97, SUNY Delhi 64
Samiaya Salley scored 21 points off the bench for SUNY Delhi in a loss to host Marywood.
The Pacers took a 27-11 lead after one period and outscored the Broncos in each quarter.
Salley was 8-for-14 from the field for a game-high 21, also collecting six rebounds, three assists and two steals.
Kiera Holland followed with 11 points and a team-high eight rebounds, while South Kortright alumna Sam Acuna had nine points. Walton alumna Carissa Crandall and Delhi graduate Brenna Gioffe each scored three.
Aryah Aungst led Marywood with 19 points on 8-for-10 shooting, including a 3-for-4 mark from beyond the arc.
SUNY Delhi (5-17) will visit Valley Forge at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15.