Fredonia women finish strong at Tip-Off Classic

MEADVILLE, PA. — Tied at 54, the Fredonia women’s basketball team finished on an 11-3 run to defeat Penn State Behrend, 65-57, at the Allegheny College Tip-Off Classic on Saturday. Senior Jacque Law converted 7 of 8 free throws over the final 2:12 and finished with 21 points. Jenna Einink (Westfield/Chautauqua Lake) added 19 points and Alisha Szuimgala (Forestville) had 12. Law and Einink both grabbed 8 boards to lead the team.

Tied at 54 with three minutes left to play, Fredonia took the lead on a layup by Einink. Fredonia scored the game’s next seven points — all from the free-throw line — before Behrend got a three pointer from Autumn Byes to make it a 63-57 game. Law capped the scoring with two more free throws.

The third quarter ended with Behrend up 44-43. Law made a layup for Fredonia to open the fourth quarter. Behrend would never regain command, but did tie the game three times in the final quarter.

Behrend scored first and led by as many as six points in the first quarter. Tied at 14-all, Emily Lasher nailed a free throw and a layup to put the Devils up three, 17-14, at the end on the first.

Fredonia led by as many as seven in the second quarter.

The half ended with the Devils up one, 29-28. Einink had 13 points at the break.

For the game, Law shot 3 of 10 from the field, but made up for it going 14 of 16 from the line and dished out a team-high 5 assists.

Einink was efficient from the field going 9 of 13. Szumigala was 4 of 5 from the floor and perfect in 4 attempts from the charity stripe. She also grabbed 5 rebounds. Lasher added 8 points.

Fredonia shot 40 percent from the field to Behrend’s 31 percent. Fredonia held the edge in rebounds going 20 of 28, while Behrend was 9 of 12. The Devils outrebounded Behrend, 51-34.

Fredonia was slowed by 31 turnovers compared to 23 by the Lions.

Behrend (0-2) was led by Byes and Erica Woll with 17 points apiece.

The Devils (1-1) travel to Alfred University Tuesday for a 7:30 game.

MEN’S BASKETBALL

Devils lose two straight to open season

HAMBURG — The Fredonia men’s basketball team dropped a 70-54 contest to Hilbert College in the consolation game of the Hawk’s Tip-Off Tournament on Saturday. Dante Williams led the team with 9 points. A trio of players scored 8 points — Isaiah Ice, Ian Helps, and Colden George.

Fredonia jumped out to a 6-3 lead in the early going. Hilbert then went on a 9-2 run, to go up 12-8 at the 12:44 mark. The game stayed close through the half, with Hilbert holding a 27-24 lead at the break.

Hilbert scored on its first three possessions to go up nine, 33-24 to start the second half. After a layup by Williams broke the run, the Hawks used a pair of free throws and a jumper to take their first-double digit lead of the game, 37-26.

Hilbert’s largest lead of 22 came with 4:19 left to play. A layup by Hilbert’s Masia Phillips made it 63-41.

Fredonia outscored Hilbert 13-7 down the stretch to give the final.

Hilbert held a 33-32 edge in rebounds. Both teams made four three pointers, and Hilbert shot 25 of 57 (44 percent) from the floor, compared to Fredonia’s 18 of 48 (38 percent).

Freshman Jonathan McDonald led the Devils with 9 rebounds and had 7 points off the bench. Hilbert (1-1) was led by Hunter Martineau with 15 points.

The Devils (0-2) travel to Waynesburg on Wednesday to take on the Hornets.

WOMEN’S SWIMMING & DIVING

Baumann solid in home opener

Alyson Baumann turned in another strong effort in the Fredonia women’s swimming and diving team home opener on Saturday. Bauman won the 1,000-yard freestyle in a time of 11:24.21 and the 500 free in 5:30.44.

She was also credited with a first in the 200-yard freestyle relay, and a third place in the 100 free in 56.47.

Her teammates in the relay included Taylor Chwalinski, Lydia Gaughran and Emilie Phinney.

Second place finishes in the swimming included:

Spiegel: 100 backstroke in 1:07.53, and the 200 I.M. in a time of 2:26.93, just 0.3 seconds out of first.

Chwalinski: 50 freestyles in 26.92, and the 200 freestyle in 2:09.56.

Ashleigh Reinhardt came in second off both boards. She scored a 203.00 of the one-meter board and a 192.25 off the 3-meter board. Gaughran had a pair of thirds with a 148.05 in the 1m, and a 192.25 off the 3m.

Nazareth won the meet, 194-83. The Devils are off until Dec. 1 when they play host for the three-day Blue Devil Invitational.

MEN’S SWIMMING & DIVING

In the Devils’ home opener, Graham Jones (Tonawanda, N.Y. / Kenmore East) was a double winner and Christian Krasnek (Springville, N.Y. / Springville) won off both boards.

Jones won the 200-yard freestyle in a time of 1:50.45 and the 500 free in 5:08.68.

Krasnek posted NCAA qualifying scores for zones off both boards. His 3-meter score was 291.55, and his score off the 1-meter board was 281.40.

Bill Bradley (Dunkirk, N.Y. / Dunkirk) turned in a top finish in the 200-yard butterfly in 2:01.88. Bradley was second in the 100 free (:50.36) and the 100 butterfly (:54.47).

In the 400 IM, Andrew Page and Jonah Adeson finished 1-2. Page had a time of 4:47.23, and Adeson 4:59.69. The Devils’ relay teams were credited with the top two spots in the 200 free relay.

Other second place finishes included:

Drew Page: 100-yard backstroke in :57.70.

Cameron Criss: 200 breast stroke in 2:32.54.

Nazareth won with a team score of 163-128.

The Devils are off until Dec. 1 when they play host to the three-day Blue Devil Invitational.

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