POTSDAM, NY – The Oswego State men’s basketball team is back on track, earning a 70-59 win against Potsdam on the road Saturday afternoon.
This win gives the team a record of 10-4 overall and 6-1 in the SUNYAC.
Potsdam moves to 2-10 on the season and 1-5 in the conference.
The first half was controlled completely by the Lakers, only allowing the Bears to take the lead once, just 1:28 into the game.
After that though, the Lakers put the pedal to the metal and never looked back.
Brian Sortino was the big offensive threat through the first 20 minutes, going 5-7 from the field and scoring 11 points.
Oswego would end up taking a 34-21 lead into the locker room at half.
The second have didn’t prove to be much different, as the Lakers continued to knock down shots and maintain a comfortable lead.
The Bears attempted a comeback with a little under five minutes to go in the game, but their attack was thwarted as Alex Rawa knocked in a three to put the lead back to double digits.
Rashawn Powell finished the game just one rebound shy of double-double and also had a team leading 15 points.
Sortino filled in the stat sheet, racking up 13 points and fetching six rebounds. Walter Sampson recorded double digit points as well scoring 14, including going a perfect 10-10 from the charity stripe.
Men’s basketball will return to the court at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday as it hosts the Brockport Golden Eagles.