Buffalo State College Athletics

02/09/2018 | News release | Distributed by Public on 02/09/2018 20:12

Women’s Basketball capsizes Lakers, 56-44

OSWEGO, N.Y.- Buffalo State led the entire game and both (Horseheads/Corning Painted Post) and (New Rochelle/New Rochelle) finished with double-digit points as the Bengals knocked off Oswego, 56-44 in tonight's SUNYAC contest.
THE BASICS
FINAL SCORE: Buffalo State - 56, Oswego - 44
LOCATION: Max Ziel Gymnasium - Oswego, N.Y.
RECORDS: Buffalo State (9-13, 6-10 SUNYAC), Oswego (7-15, 4-11 SUNYAC)
HOW IT HAPPENED
  • LeBaron finished with 15 points and tied a career-high with 10 rebounds, while McLean also chipped in 15 points to along with six assists.
  • (Williamsville/Williamsville South) connected on three 3-pointers to finish with nine points.
  • (Hamburg/Hamburg) added nine points and three assists.
  • Buffalo State used 3-pointers from LeBaron and Licata to score the game's first 13 points and used the momentum to take an 18-6 lead after 10 minutes of play.
  • The Bengals continued their strong defensive effort in the second frame by holding Oswego to 19 percent shooting en route to a 36-18 lead at half time.
  • A 3-pointer from LeBaron gave Buffalo State its largest lead of 27 with 8:08 left in the third quarter.
  • Oswego chipped away for the remainder of the quarter to cut the lead to 51-34 at the final intermission.
  • The Lakers outscored Buffalo State 10-5 in the final frame, but it was not enough as the Bengals cruised for the win.
  • Buffalo State shot 35 percent from the floor and 30 percent from long distance.
  • The Bengals outscored Oswego 14-8 in points off turnovers and 16-12 in points in the paint.

FOR THE FOES
  • Courtney Ameele led the Lakers with 15 points and seven rebounds.
  • Quincey Zimmerman and Rachael Windhausen added nine points.

NOTEWORTHY
  • With the win, Buffalo State moves into a three-way tie with both Fredonia and Plattsburgh for the sixth and final SUNYAC playoff position with two conference games remaining.
  • Fredonia hold the head-to-head tiebreaker over the Bengals following the 78-67 win on January 27. The two teams meet again to close out the regular season at Fredonia on Saturday, February 17.

UP NEXT Buffalo State will play Cortland in a SUNYAC contest tomorrow at 1 p.m.