Fredonia State got off a pair of three-point attempts in an effort to tie the game, but neither shot fell as the Devils fell to New Paltz, 72-67, Friday evening in men's SUNYAC?basketball action.
Down 70-67 with 15 seconds to go, the Devils inbounded the ball. Tyrone Clark got off a contested three and missed. John Kovach grabbed the rebound and kicked it out to Robert Lyles, who also had a look, but could not convert. New Paltz added a pair of free throws in the final second to seal the victory.
Clark finished with 30 points and added six rebounds, five steals and three blocks. It was his second consecutive 30-point game. Kovach had a game-high 10 rebounds.
OBSERVER?Photo by Lisa Monacelli
Fredonia State’s Tyrone Clark gets ready to dunk the ball in the Blue Devils' SUNYAC men's basketball game against New Paltz, on Friday, at the Fredonia State Field House.
New Paltz was led by Nick Taldi's 15 points.
The game was even statistically all the way around. The Devils held an edge in field goals (25-23), rebounds (40-37), assists (13-11), steals (8-4) and had fewer turnovers (8-9). New Paltz had the advantage in 3-pointers (9-7) and trips to the free throw line (24-18).
The Devils led by as many as eight in the first half, before the Hawks closed with a 38-35 lead at intermission. The Hawks maintained a lead the entire second half, but never by more than eight points.
The Devils take on Oneonta today at 4 p.m. in the second half of a women's/men's double header.