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SUNY Men Basketball Loses to SUNY Poly

Written By Editor on 1/16/18 | 1/16/18

Cobleskill, N.Y.: The SUNY Cobleskill men’s basketball team stepped back into North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) action on Wednesday evening falling to the visiting Wildcats of SUNY Polytechnic Institute by a 60-52 score at the Iorio Gymnasium. With the loss the Fighting Tigers fall to 4-8 overall on the year including a 1-4 mark in conference play while the Wildcats are now 7-5 overall with a 3-0 conference record.

After trailing be as many as nine points in the second half the Fighting Tigers took a 52-48 lead with 3:33 remaining in regulation on a pair of free throws by senior swingman Joel Costello, Middleburgh, N.Y., Middleburgh High School/Onondaga Community College, as part of an 8-0 run which saw Costello account for six of the team’s points.

However down the stretch, the Orange & Black were outscored 12-0 by the Wildcats as Cobleskill 0-for-7 from the floor while SUNY Poly hit on an impressive 3-for-4 shots from the field and 5-of-6 attempts from the free throw line.

Joel Costello led the home team in scoring with 21 points to go with a team highs of six rebounds, five assists and five steals with freshman forward Antwan Claxton, Bronx, N.Y., Taft High School, chipping in 13 points and four rebounds on the evening.  

Cobleskill will return to action over the weekend when they travel to Pennsylvania over the weekend for a pair of NEAC contests starting on Saturday January 13thwhen they go to Chambersburg, Pa. to face the Phoenix of Wilson College with tip-off at 1:00 p.m. before making the trip to Bryn Athyn, Pa. for a conference meeting with the Lions of Bryn Athyn College beginning at 12:00 p.m.

FINAL BOX:

SUNY Poly vs SUNY Cobleskill
01/10/18 5:00 PM at Iorio Gymnasium, Cobleskill, N.Y.
Newspaper Box Score
SUNY Poly vs SUNY Cobleskill
01/10/18 5:00 PM at Iorio Gymnasium, Cobleskill, N.Y.
At Iorio Gymnasium, Cobleskill, N.Y.
SUNY POLY 60, SUNY COBLESKILL 52
SUNY POLY (7-5/3-0 NEAC)
Kevin Williams 10-15 1-2 21; Redell Freeman 8-18 2-2 20; Blake Haga 2-7 4-4
10; Malik Johnson 2-4 1-1 5; Josh Rodriguez 1-2 2-2 4; Tyler Taverne 0-4 0-4
0; Frank Reali 0-5 0-0 0; Danny Reidell 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 23-56 10-15 60.
SUNY COBLESKILL (4-8/1-4 NEAC)
Joel Costello 9-18 3-7 21; Antwan Claxton 5-7 3-4 13; Malik Chambers 3-10
0-0 6; Devin Boyle 2-5 0-0 5; Ja'Quan McGill 2-6 0-0 5; Christian Cooper 1-1
0-0 2; Nathaniel Nickel 0-0 0-0 0; Islam Mustafa 0-0 0-0 0; Kahlil Wilson
0-0 0-0 0; Anthony McNeil 0-2 0-2 0. Totals 22-49 6-13 52.
SUNY Poly.....................   27   33  -   60
SUNY Cobleskill...............   23   29  -   52
3-point goals--SUNY Poly 4-18 (Redell Freeman 2-6; Blake Haga 2-7; Frank
Reali 0-4; Danny Reidell 0-1), SUNY Cobleskill 2-17 (Devin Boyle 1-4;
Ja'Quan McGill 1-5; Malik Chambers 0-4; Antwan Claxton 0-1; Joel Costello
0-3). Fouled out--SUNY Poly-Kevin Williams, SUNY Cobleskill-Christian
Cooper. Rebounds--SUNY Poly 38 (Kevin Williams 11), SUNY Cobleskill 28 (Joel
Costello 6). Assists--SUNY Poly 14 (Malik Johnson 8), SUNY Cobleskill 8
(Joel Costello 5). Total fouls--SUNY Poly 16, SUNY Cobleskill 17. Technical
fouls--SUNY Poly-None, SUNY Cobleskill-TEAM. A-77


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