King's Women Down Oneonta 56-42, ADvance to NCAA 2nd Round to Face William Paterson
MARCH 2, 2012
KING'S WOMEN DOWN SUNY-ONEONTA, ADVANCE TO NCAA SECOND ROUND VERSUS WILLIAM PATERSON
WILKES-BARRE — Katlin Michaels posted a double-double with 16 points and 11 rebounds as the host King's College women's basketball team opened the 2012 NCAA Division III National Tournament with a hard-fought 56-42 victory over SUNY-Oneonta Friday night in Scandlon Gymnasium.
With the win, King's improved to 23-5 while Oneonta concluded its season with a 19-9 mark. The Lady Monarchs advance to the second round when King's hosts William Paterson University Saturday at 5:30 p.m. The Pioneers, ranked ninth nationally, also advanced, tallying a 79-44 win over Salve Regina to improve to 26-2 on the year.
King's jumped out of the gates quickly building a 11-1 lead after 5:30 of play as the Lady Monarchs used three-pointers from Samantha Simcox and Celia Rader as well as a traditional three-point play by Marissa Manning to forge the early advantage.
Oneonta battled back with a 7-0 run and trimmed the lead to 11-8 following a three-pointer from Samantha Szkotak with 10:39 remaining in the opening stanza.
The Lady Monarchs responded with a 7—0 spurt to push the score to 18-8 on a Michaels three-pointer with 4:43 to go. The Red Dragons countered with a 5-0 spurt to cut the score to 18-13 on a Kristin Pappalardo lay-up at the 2:35 mark, but King's closed out the half by scoring the final six points to take a 24-13 lead into the break.
In the second stanza King's slowly began to stretch the lead, cashing in on three-pointers from Rader and Simcox, to outscore the Red Dragons 11-2 to build a 35-15 lead 5:20 into the second half.
Oneonta, however, chipped away with a 16- 4 run and eventually came to within 39-31on a jumper from Madison Slagle with 7:07 remaining. After King's responded with a three-pointer from Simcox to push the lead to 11 points, Slagle scored her fourth straight point to bring the Red Dragons to within 42-33 at the 5:36 mark. Tye Lady Monarchs, though answered again, this time with a big three-pointer by Lindsay Atchison to push the score to 45-33 with 4:23 to play.
The Red Dragons made one last attempt to come back and used a lay-up from Slagle and a pair of foul shots by Kate Wilverding to bring the score to 45-37 with 3:09 to play. With Oneonta forced to foul, King's came through down the stretch from the charity stripe as Michaels made five-of-six foul shots, Manning scored on a driving lay-up, and Simcox added a steal and lay-up along with two more foul shots to up the Lady Monarch advantage to 56-39 with 0:50 to play.
Michaels was joined in double-figures by Simcox with 13 points and nine rebounds, along with 13 more points from Rader, who returned to the line-up after missing the last three games with an injury. Rader gave King's a much-needed boost, hitting 3-of-7 of her shots from three-point range. Manning contributed six points and eight rebounds while Atchison finished with five points and four boards.
Oneonta was paced by Slagle with 13 points and eight rebounds while Szkotak followed with 11 points and eight boards. Pappalardo chipped in with six points, five assists, and four steals.
Newspaper Box Score
SUNY Oneonta vs King's College
03/02/12 7:30 pm at Wilkes-Barre, PA
At Wilkes-Barre, PA
KING'S COLLEGE 56, SUNY ONEONTA 42
SUNY ONEONTA (19-9)
SLAGLE, Madison 6-18 0-0 13; SZKOTAK, Samantha 4-12 2-2 11; PAPPALARDO,
Kristin 2-14 2-2 6; REGAN, Gabi 1-4 2-4 4; MULLIGAN, Kelly 0-1 2-4 2;
CRAWFORD, Alyshia 1-3 0-1 2; WILVERDING, Kate 0-1 2-2 2; SCHILLING, Grace
1-3 0-0 2; LONGTO, Sarah 0-1 0-0 0; WELYTOK, Ashley 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 15-57
KING'S COLLEGE (23-5)
Katlin Michaels 4-12 7-10 16; Celia Rader 4-9 2-2 13; Samantha Simcox 4-11
2-2 13; Marissa Manning 2-9 2-3 6; Lindsay Atchison 2-6 0-0 5; Paige Carlin
1-5 0-0 2; Ashley Davies 0-0 1-2 1; Kyley Henry 0-0 0-0 0; Molly Dahl 0-2
0-0 0. Totals 17-54 14-19 56.
SUNY Oneonta.................. 13 29 - 42
King's College................... 24 32 - 56
3-point goals--SUNY Oneonta 2-19 (SLAGLE, Madison 1-6; SZKOTAK, Samantha
1-3; MULLIGAN, Kelly 0-1; CRAWFORD, Alyshia 0-2; WILVERDING, Kate 0-1;
PAPPALARDO, Kristin 0-6), King's College 8-22 (Celia Rader 3-7; Samantha
Simcox 3-7; Katlin Michaels 1-2; Lindsay Atchison 1-4; Paige Carlin 0-2).
Fouled out--SUNY Oneonta-None, King's College-None. Rebounds--SUNY Oneonta
40 (SZKOTAK, Samantha 8; SLAGLE, Madison 8), King's College 47 (Katlin
Michaels 11). Assists--SUNY Oneonta 10 (PAPPALARDO, Kristin 5), King's
College 9 (Katlin Michaels 4). Total fouls--SUNY Oneonta 15, King's College
13. Technical fouls--SUNY Oneonta-None, King's College-None. A-629