Laker Women’s Basketball Wins Fifth Straight

OSWEGO, N.Y. – Meagan Stover (Sr., Lake George, N.Y.) and Lauren Nunziato (Jr., West Sand Lake, N.Y.) both tallied 16 points as the Oswego State women’s basketball team (5-0, 2-0 SUNYAC) pulled away early in a 76-44 win over Potsdam (1-6, 0-2 SUNYAC) on Saturday afternoon.

Stover was efficient in all parts of the game, tallying seven steals, five rebounds and four assists to go along with her 16 points. She also made all six shots she attempted in the first half. Nunziato got it done from deep, as she went 3-for-5 from downtown.

Stover was effective early, scoring eight of the Lakers’ first 12 points in a 12-2 run to open the game. A three-pointer by freshman Tayler Sorell (Hannibal, N.Y.) capped the run at 22-4 to begin the contest.

From there, Oswego State showed off its balanced attack. Eleven Lakers scored in the game, as they put up a season-high 76 points. It wasn’t all offense though, as Oswego State forced 14 Potsdam turnovers.

Stover ended the half with a layup to give the Lakers a convincing 39-16 lead at the break. The second half was more of the same, as the Bears were never able to get the deficit under 20.

Katy Briedis led Potsdam with 15 points on 7-for-13 shooting, but the Bears only shot 32 percent in the game as a team.

The Lakers are back in action on Tuesday, as they travel to Brockport to face the Golden Eagles at 6 p.m.

SUNY Potsdam 44, Oswego State 76

Oswego State (5-0, 2-0 SUNYAC)

Lauren NUNZIATO 6-8 3-5 16; Meagan STOVER 6-8 0-1 16; Paula EGELSTON 3-6 0-0 8; Kassie KLEINE 3-6 0-3 8; Kari KIPPER 3-8 2-6 8; Emily BIRCHALL 3-3 0-0 7; Evelyn JOSBENA 2-3 0-0 4; Tayler SORELL 1-5 1-3 3; Sarah HANSEN 1-1 0-0 2; Taryn SMITH 1-2 0-0 2; Brittany PRITCHARD 1-1 0-0 2; Lexi GILLARD 0-3 0-1 0;

Totals 30-54 6-19 76

SUNY Potsdam (1-6, 0-2 SUNYAC)

Katy Briedis 7-13 1-4 15; Bailey Weigel 4-9 0-0 11; Jessica Kouzan 4-10 1-4 9; Carli Reynolds 2-7 0-3 4; Hannah Kmiecinski 0-5 0-0 2; Veronica Sapp 1-2 0-0 2; Margaret Wall 0-1 0-0 1; Chenice Russell 0-5 0-3 0; Colleen McNamara 0-2 0-0 0; Katie Lavoie 0-2 0-1 0; None

Totals 18-56 2-15 44

Oswego State

39      37   –   76

SUNY Potsdam

16      28   –   44

3 point goals — Oswego State  6-19 (Lauren NUNZIATO 3-5; Kari KIPPER 2-6; Tayler SORELL 1-3; Meagan STOVER 0-1; Kassie KLEINE 0-3; Lexi GILLARD 0-1; ), SUNY Potsdam 2-15  (Katy Briedis 1-4; Jessica Kouzan 1-4; Carli Reynolds 0-3; Chenice Russell 0-3; Katie Lavoie 0-1; ). Fouled out — Oswego State -None,  SUNY Potsdam – None. Rebounds — Oswego State 38 (Evelyn JOSBENA 7; Lexi GILLARD 6; Meagan STOVER 5; Paula EGELSTON 4; Tayler SORELL 3; Emily BIRCHALL 3; Kassie KLEINE 3; Taryn SMITH 2; Kari KIPPER 2; Team 2; Sarah HANSEN 1; ), SUNY Potsdam 28 (Bailey Weigel 6; Jessica Kouzan 4; Katy Briedis 4; Team 4; Hannah Kmiecinski 3; Veronica Sapp 2; Margaret Wall 2; Chenice Russell 2; Colleen McNamara 1; ). Assists — Oswego State 14 (Meagan STOVER 4; Tayler SORELL 4; Emily BIRCHALL 2; Brittany PRITCHARD 1; Lauren NUNZIATO 1; Kari KIPPER 1; Paula EGELSTON 1; ), SUNY Potsdam 7 (Chenice Russell 3; Hannah Kmiecinski 2; Katy Briedis 1; Colleen McNamara 1; ). Total fouls — Oswego State 9 (Kari KIPPER 2; Evelyn JOSBENA 2; Taryn SMITH 2; Emily BIRCHALL 1; Kassie KLEINE 1; Sarah HANSEN 1; ), SUNY Potsdam 14 (Jessica Kouzan 4; Bailey Weigel 2; Katy Briedis 2; Margaret Wall 2; Colleen McNamara 1; Veronica Sapp 1; Carli Reynolds 1; Hannah Kmiecinski 1; ). Technical fouls —  Oswego State 0 (None),  SUNY Potsdam 0 (None)