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Oswego State's Joe Sullivan (5) looks to make a play during Saturday's college basketball game against Buffalo State at Max Ziel Gymnasium. Sullivan scored 18 points to help the Lakers win the game, 86-66.

OSWEGO — Joe Sullivan and Jeremiah Sparks each tossed in 18 points as the Oswego State men’s basketball team beat Buffalo State 86-66 in a SUNY Athletic Conference matchup on Saturday in Max Ziel Gymnasium.

Sullivan also racked up 13 rebounds, two steals and a block for the Lakers (3-1 SUNY Athletic Conference, 9-2 overall).

Sparks chipped in six rebounds. Jordan Brown had 16 points, eight rebounds and four blocks. Julien Crittendon added 12 points, and Liam Sanborn provided eight assists. Kaleb Cook contributed nine points.

For the Bengals (1-2 SUNYAC, 3-4 overall), Aaron Davis notched 19 points. Argjend Imeri scored 13 points, and Jordan Christopher had 11 points and nine rebounds.

Oswego State was up 49-31 at the half.

The Lakers went 23-for-28 from the free-throw line, while the Bengals were 10-of-15.

The Lakers are at New Paltz Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

Oswego State 79, Buffalo State 67: Quincey Zimmerman’s 24 points propelled the Oswego State women’s basketball team to a 79-67 victory over Buffalo State on Saturday.

Zimmerman also had seven rebounds and two blocks for the Lakers (2-2 SUNYAC, 6-4 overall). Sydni Eure finished with 18 points, 13 rebounds, and three steals. Taylor Torchia had 12 points, seven assists, six rebounds and three steals. Raiven Encarnacion scored 12 points and had five rebounds and five assists. Morgan Wolanin chipped in 11 points, 10 rebounds, and two steals.

Liv LeBaron had 24 points, 13 rebounds, and three steals for the Bengals (1-2 SUNYAC, 5-5 overall). Katie Villarini finished with 11 points, seven rebounds, and five steals. Tori Hackett and Jenna Lee each had seven points and six rebounds.

The Lakers led 16-9 following the first quarter and 26-22 at the half.

In the third quarter, the Lakers outscored the Bengals 27-18 for a 53-40 advantage. Buffalo State tried to rally in the fourth quarter, but Oswego State’s lead was too much to overcome. The Bengals finished 6-for-30 from 3-point range.

Oswego State faces New Paltz Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.

WOMEN’S HOCKEY

Oswego State 4, Morrisville State 3: Philomena Teggart scored two goals as the Oswego State women’s hockey team beat host Morrisville State 4-3 in Northeast Women’s Hockey League action on Saturday.

Kyleigh Grugin and Eryn Stewart each chipped in a goal for the Lakers (6-2-1 NEWHL, 9-3-1 overall). Avery Webster, Mia Conboy, Stewart, Megan Teachout, and Sara Cruise all had an assist. Goaltender Rachael Farmer tallied 20 saves.

For the Mustangs (3-4-1 NEWHL, 6-7-1 overall), Tessa Dobson, Maddison Devlin, and Alana McDonald each scored a goal. Taylor Finnie, McDonald, and Mackenzie Lombardi each provided an assist. Adriana Harman stopped 18 shots.

Morrisville took a 1-0 lead on Dobson’s goal at 2:31 in the first period. Moments later at 3:04, Grugin tied it with her goal.

Teggart gave Oswego State a 2-1 advantage with her goal at 1:31 in the second period.

McDonald’s unassisted goal and Devlin’s score made it 3-2 for the Mustangs.

Then at 10:48 in the second, Stewart scored a short-handed goal to knot the score at 3-3. Teggart gave the Lakers the lead for good with her goal at 17:03.

There was no scoring in the third period.

Oswego State hosts league-leading Plattsburgh (10-0 NEWHL, 14-1 overall) Wednesday at 7 p.m.

MEN'S HOCKEY

Elmira College 4, Oswego State 3: Elmira College edged Oswego State 4-3 in men’s hockey action on Saturday at Marano Campus Center Arena.

It was the fourth-consecutive loss for the Lakers (7-7-0), all on home ice.

Nick Ford, Justin Robertson, Anthony Parrucci, and Matthew Cuce netted goals for the Eagles (8-3-1). Goalie Logan Bateman made 29 saves.

Alex DiCarlo scored twice in the third period for Oswego State, and Josh LeBlanc had the other goal. Getting assists for the Lakers were Tyson Kirkby (2), Joseph Molinaro, Max Novick, and Carson Vance. Starting goalie Cedric Hansen made seven saves. David Richer played in net the second and third periods and stopped 12 shots.

Ford’s goal 19 seconds into the game gave Elmira a 1-0 lead. LeBlanc tied it at 5:57, but the visitors regained the lead on Robertson’s goal at 8:46.

Parrucci scored 31 seconds into the second period to give the Eagles a 3-1 margin. After that goal, the Lakers replaced Hansen with Richer.

Cuce’s power-play goal at 2:53 made it 4-1.

DiCarlo’s power-play goal at 2:44 of the third period gave the Lakers some hope, and he added another goal at 10:53 from Vance.

Oswego State had a chance to tie the game when Vance intercepted an Elmira clearing pass attempt down the middle of the Oswego offensive zone with 30 seconds left and fired the puck on net. After Bateman made the initial save, he denied Travis Broughman’s shot on the rebound.

The Lakers dropped to 1-6-0 in non-conference games. They remain in first place in the SUNY Athletic Conference with a 6-1-0 conference record.

Oswego State’s next game is Tuesday at Nazareth. 

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