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Fighting Tigers Weekly Recap

Written By Editor on 2/13/17 | 2/13/17

The SUNY Cobleskill men’s swimming & diving team posted a dominate effort to claim the 2017 North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) Championship with a team total of 621 points at the league’s championship meet hosted by Cazenovia College in Cazenovia, N.Y. over the weekend. The Fighting Tigers were led by junior Anthony McGorsik, East Hampton, N.Y., East Hampton High School, who won the: 50-yard freestyle in 22.71 seconds, the 100-yard freestyle in a conference record time of 49.45 seconds and the 200-yard freestyle in 1:50.2.

The Fighting Tiger women’s swimming & diving team posted a score of 324 points to finish third overall at the at the 2017 NEAC Championships hosted by Cazenovia College over the weekend. Sophomore Emily Sugrue, Long Island City, N.Y., The Renaissance Charter School, won the 100-yard butterfly in 1:04.48 and the 100-yard freestyle in 56.03 seconds at the meet for Cobleskill.

In their quest for a bid to the NEAC tournament the Cobleskill women’s basketball team won one-of-three conference road games during the week defeating Morrisville State College on Wednesday evening 74-63 prior to a weekend road trip to Pennsylvania which saw the Fighting Tigers lose at Penn State Abington on Saturday 65-60 then fall at Bryn Athyn College on Sunday by a 78-71 margin to drop to 13-10 overall on the season including a 9-7 record in conference play. Freshman guard Addy Lawson, Milford, N.Y., Milford High School, averaged 10.3 points, 5.7 rebounds and 4.3 assists per contest during the week.

Freshman thrower Thomas Coene, Ontario, N.Y., Thomas Webster High School, was the men’s indoor track & field team’s top finisher at the 2017 Class of ’32 Meet hosted by Colgate University in Hamilton, N.Y. on Saturday. Coene took second overall in the 35 lbs. weight throw with a mark of 45’ 11 ¼” as the Fighting Tiger posted a team score of 44.50 points to place ninth in the field of 11 teams.

The women’s indoor track & field team posted a team score to place ninth in a field of 10 teams at the 2017 Class of ’32 Meet hosted by Colgate University in Hamilton, N.Y. on Saturday. Senior hurdler Emily Belewich, Ava, N.Y., Adirondack High School, was the Fighting Tigers’ top performer at the meet finishing second overall in the 60-meter hurdles in a time of 10.09 seconds.

The men’s basketball team dropped three NEAC road contests during the week losing to Morrisville State on Wednesday 75-68 then falling at Penn State Abington on Saturday 75-62 and Bryn Athyn College 59-54 to fall to 3-19 overall on the season including a 3-13 mark in conference play. Senior swingman Brian Jackson, Bronx, N.Y., Global Enterprise Academy, scored 13.0 points and grabbed 5.0 rebounds per contest during the week for the Fighting Tigers.

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