The Fredonia women's basketball team dropped a 77-73 game to Plattsburgh on Saturday. The Devils pulled within two with 20 seconds left, but were unable to take the lead.
The game also continued a weekend trend with more records and milestones.
Down 75-70, freshman Alexis Cheatham nailed a long three to make it 75-73. The Devils then fouled Plattsburgh's Brittany Marshall, who nailed both free throws to up the lead to four. After a missed three-point attempt by Cheatham, Marshall was again fouled, but this time missed both free throws. Cheatham got off another desperation three, but did not convert and time ran out.
Fredonia State’s Jaimie Warren, left, going up for a shot against Plattsburgh’s Devona Paul, during their SUNYAC?women’s basketball game, on Saturday, at Steele Hall.
Fredonia State’s Robert Lyles making a move to get past Plattsburgh’s Mike Mitchell, during their SUNYAC?men’s basketball game, on Saturday, at Steele Hall.
Milestones were reached by both teams. Fredonia State senior Jaimie Warren reached the 1,000-point plateau and Plattsburgh's Kathleen Payne became that school's all-time scoring leader.
Warren finished with 26 points, including 10 of 10 from the line, and 15 rebounds - both game highs. It was her second straight double-double. Sophomore Sabrina Macaulay also earned her second-consecutive double-double with 12 points and 12 rebounds.
Cheatham finished with 20 points and seven assists.
Payne finished with 19 points and moved into the No. 1 spot on the Cardinals' all-time list. She now has 1,447 points, passing Alivia LaValley who set the mark in 1993. On Friday, the Devils' Becky Hebert set the new Fredonia State scoring standard. Hebert was a late scratch and did not play vs. Plattsburgh.
The Cardinals were led by a trio of players in double digits. In addition to Payne's 19, Marshall had 19 and Stephanie Linder had 17.
Both teams had 49 rebounds and shot 33 percent from beyond the arc - the Devils were 8 of 24 and Cardinals 9 of 27.
The Devils fell to 4-5 in the SUNYAC and 9-6 overall. Plattsburgh improves to 12-4 and 7-2.
The Devils travel to Buffalo State on Tuesday to start the second half of the SUNYAC schedule.
Plattsburgh tops Devils
The Fredonia State men's basketball team fell 77-42 to Plattsburgh in Steele Hall on Saturday.
Fredonia State was led by Tyrone Clark with 13 points, five rebounds, three blocks and three steals. John Kovach led the team with eight rebounds.
Plattsburgh was led by Alan Siergiej with 14 points and John Perez with 13.
The Devils were slowed by shooting 23 percent (13 of 56) from the field for the game. The Cardinals converted 48 percent (28 of 59) of their opportunities and had 10 three-pointers compared to Fredonia State's two.
Plattsburgh held a slight 41-36 advantage in rebounds. Both teams had seven steals and 13 turnovers. The Devils had four blocks compared to one for the Cardinals.
Plattsburgh improves to 7-2 in the SUNYAC and 13-3 overall.
The Devils (1-8, 4-12) travel to Buffalo State on Tuesday.
Swimming & Diving
Rokos triples, Divers win again
GROVE CITY, Pa. - Sam Rokos won the 100- and 500-yard freestyles and partnered to win the 200 free relay at Grove City on Saturday. Diver Breena Cogliandro won the 3-meter board and Katelyn Haley won the 1-meter board.
Rokos turned in a time of :55.07 in the 100 and 5:26.33 in the 500.
Rokos partnered with Ellie Brion, Jenni Smith and Rachel Morgano in the relay with a time of 1:42.30.
Cogliandro score a 264.65 off the 3-meter. Haley's 242.75 won the 1-meter board.
Stephanie Rosa won the 100 backstroke in 1:02.52.
Grove City won the team score, 162-126.
In the men's events divers Jeff Matter, Rafael Santiago and Arron Carlson went 1-2-3 on both the 1- and 3-meter boards and all three put up scores good enough to qualify for the NCAA zone meet at Grove City College on Saturday.
Matter came in first of both boards, with Santiago claiming second on the 3-meter and third on the 1-meter. Carlson was third on the 3-meter and second on the 1-meter.
The scores off the 3-meter board were: Matter 315.00, Santiago 280.90, Carlson 274.70.
The scores off the 1-meter board were: Matter 306.75, Carlson 294.95, Santiago 289.65.
The success of the divers came following the divers-only, two-day meet in Trinity, Texas last weekend.
For the swimmers, John Estanislau was a double winner, taking the 50 freestyle (:21.57) and the 100 butterfly (:52.79).
Eric Jordon claimed the 100 and 200 backstrokes with times of 56.00 and 2:01.79, respectively.
The men's team also took the 200 freestyle relay, with Liam Jones, Will Baker, David Adamczak and Adrian Van Hall finishing in 1:27.39.
Head coach Arthur Wang saw a lot of positives or the meet, with "the team continuing to put up faster times."
Grove City won the team meet, 151-136.
The teams are back in the pool next Friday when they travel to Brockport.