OSWEGO, N.Y. – The Oswego State men's basketball team returned to New York with a convincing conference victory over New Paltz on Tuesday night. Oswego held the Hawks to just 11 points in the first half, allowing just four field goals over 20 minutes of action.
- Result: Oswego 86, New Paltz 56
- Location: Max Ziel Gymnasium – Oswego, N.Y.
- Records: Oswego 10-2 (5-0 SUNYAC) | New Paltz 6-5 (1-3 SUNYAC)
HOW IT HAPPENED
- In the opening five minutes, the team's traded buckets but Oswego never trailed, giving way to a 22-0 run over 7:53.
- After a good New Paltz layup, the Lakers closed the first stanza on a 13-2 spurt for a 33-point, 44-11 advantage at the break.
- The 11-points the Lakers allowed in the opening 20 minutes is the least amount of points a Jason Leone-led Oswego squad has surrendered in any half in his eight years at the helm.
- New Paltz would begin the second half strong, cutting the lead to 15 but Oswego would be able to double its advantage over the final 10 minutes to collecting the victory.
- Quinn Carey led all scorers with 26 points on extremely efficient shooting, going 9-for-17 from the field, including 6-for-12 from distance. The 26 points also matched a season-high that was posted in a win at Buffalo State on Dec. 7.
- Also scoring in double figures was Brandon Gartland, notching 14 points to pair with eight rebounds.
- Gartland's rebound total trailed only teammate Tyler Pierre, who grabbed 11 caroms of the glass.
- All 15 Lakers saw action in the contest, with 12 of those appearing in the scoring column.
- Julien Crittendon (9), Louis Fedullo (6), Tim Marshall (6), Pierre (5), Liam Sanborn (5), Hunter Cole (4), Ishmael Chisholm (3), Cal McTigue (3), Bo Sireika (30 and Allen Durutovic (2) accounted for the other 46 Oswego points.
- Cole and Durutovic each blocked two shots while Joe Sullivan swatted one.
- Durutovic also had six rebounds to go along with four assists, trailing only Sanborn's seven helpers.
Oswego will have a single SUNYAC game over the weekend, traveling to Cortland on Saturday for a 4 p.m. affair.