Fredonia stays hot with win over Potsdam

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Fredonia scoring started early with 15 in the first quarter. Einink put up six points, while senior captain Patti Dorgler (Floral Park, N.Y./Archbishop-Molloy) had four of the Bears' five points.

The teams went basket-for-basket during the opening minutes of the second. At 6:31, the Blue Devils ignited for an 18-0 run to get out to their largest lead of the half. Freshman guard Drew Dufrane (Liverpool, N.Y./Liverpool), senior captain Meghan Driscoll (Troy, N.Y./Troy) and Drake each contributed two points for Potsdam.

Fredonia continued their strong offensive push into the third with another 11-2- run over the first four minutes of play. The Bears bounced back, but the Blue Devils continued to match them each basket. Fredonia held the slight 21-15 advantage during the quarter. Nance scored eight points for the Blue Devils and LaPage chipped in five for Potsdam.

Potsdam started an 16-6 run that lasted over the first five minutes with LaPage going 3-for-3 from behind the arch in the fourth. The Bears outscored Fredonia 21-13 during the final quarter, but the Blue Devils took the 73-47 win. 

LaPage shot .500 from behind the 3-point line and Dorgler added 10 points. Freshman guard Leah Giavatto (Beacon, N.Y./Beacon) finished with a career-high six points, five assists and three rebounds for Potsdam.

Senior guard Alexis Cheatham (Lockport, N.Y./Lockport) tacked on eight points for Fredonia and four different Blue Devils scored six points. Einink had a team-high eight rebounds.

The next games, Potsdam will host SUNY Cortland Friday at 7:30 p.m. and Oswego State Saturday at 4 p.m.