Oswego State Men’s Basketball Drops SUNYAC Opener To Brockport

The Oswego State men’s basketball team was never able to hit its stride on the offensive end of the floor as the Brockport Golden Eagles limited the Lakers to 33.3 percent shooting (17-of-51) in the conference opener for both squads on Friday night in Oswego. Brandon Williams ignited the Brockport offense with 20 points on 6-of-10 shooting, while the Lakers were paced by Chris Gilkes (Fr., Syracuse, N.Y.), who came off of the bench to score 12 points. Oswego State, which fell to 3-2 overall and 0-1 in SUNYAC play, will face Geneseo on Saturday at 7 p.m. in Max Ziel Gymnasium. The Golden Eagles, who improved to 4-1 overall and 1-0 in the league, travel to Cortland for a 7 p.m. tip-off.

The game was a defensive battle from the onset as Oswego State’s Chad Burridge (So., Hannibal, N.Y.) made a layup with 15:57 left in the first half for the first points of the contest. Brockport went on to take a 25-17 lead into halftime thanks to the Golden Eagle defense holding the Laker offense scoreless for 4:25 late in the frame.

Brockport pushed its lead to 10 points at 41-31 with 6:21 left in the contest after a shot by Jermaine Johnson from three-point land. Oswego State answered with six consecutive points as Mike McSloy (So., Kings Park, N.Y.) made four free throws and Burridge hit a jumper to pull the Lakers within four points at 41-37 and 4:13 on the clock. Chris Gilkes provided a scoring spark off the bench for Oswego State with 10 of his 12 points in the second half, including his layup with 1:11 remaining in the game to cut the Laker deficit to 46-44.

The Golden Eagles made it a two-possession game with 16 seconds left when Brandon Williams drilled a pair of free throws to make the score 51-46. However, Oswego State’s Jose Uribe (Jr., Queens, N.Y.) hit a three-pointer from the left baseline with four seconds to go to make it a 51-49 game. Williams made one of two free throws after a Laker foul, but Burridge’s desperation shot from center court went just left of the rim to give Brockport the 52-49 victory.

Each team struggled offensively as the Lakers went 17-for-51 from the floor for 33.3 percent and the Golden Eagles went 17-for-56 for 30.4 percent. The Oswego State bench outscored Brockport 28-13, but the Lakers committed 23 turnovers compared to 18 Golden Eagle miscues.

Official Basketball Box Score
Brockport vs Oswego State Lakers
12/4/09 8:00 p.m. at Oswego, N.Y.

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VISITORS: Brockport 4-1, 1-0 SUNYAC
                          TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
## Player Name            FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF  TP  A TO BLK S MIN
05 WILLIAMS, Brandon... *  6-10   0-1    8-9    1  0  1   4  20  2  5  1  4  23
10 ZENKEL, Josh........ *  0-4    0-3    0-0    0  0  0   3   0  1  2  0  1  17
12 KLEIN, Derek........ *  0-3    0-2    0-0    0  2  2   0   0  1  1  0  2  26
30 LANTIGUA, Francisco. *  3-7    0-1    2-2    1  6  7   1   8  0  2  0  1  29
33 JOHNSON, Jermaine... *  4-15   1-4    2-4    3  1  4   2  11  2  2  1  3  29
03 SCHIEFEN, Greg......    0-4    0-3    0-0    1  3  4   1   0  0  1  0  0  11
15 FOOTE, Andy.........    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   1   0  0  0  0  0   6
20 WILLIAMS, Gerald....    2-7    1-5    2-3    0  1  1   3   7  0  1  1  0  22
21 MARCHAND, Andy......    1-3    1-2    0-0    1  2  3   1   3  0  2  0  0  13
23 McTIGUE, Zack.......    1-3    0-0    1-2    2  2  4   2   3  1  1  1  2  14
32 COTA, Mike..........    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   1   0  0  0  0  0   2
34 KEMP, Justin........    0-0    0-0    0-0    1  0  1   0   0  0  0  0  0   6
50 TROTTER, Melquan....    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  1  0   2
   TEAM................                         3  2  5             1
   Totals..............   17-56   3-21  15-20  13 19 32  19  52  7 18  5 13 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 10-33 30.3%   2nd Half:  7-23 30.4%   Game: 30.4%  DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  1-12  8.3%   2nd Half:  2-9  22.2%   Game: 14.3%   REBS
F Throw % 1st Half:  4-6  66.7%   2nd Half: 11-14 78.6%   Game: 75.0%    4

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HOME TEAM: Oswego State Lakers 3-2, 0-1 SUNYAC
                          TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
## Player Name            FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF  TP  A TO BLK S MIN
01 FRANCOIS, Stanley... f  1-3    0-0    0-0    1  3  4   1   2  0  1  0  0  16
21 BURRIDGE, Chad...... f  4-12   0-3    2-4    3  6  9   4  10  0 10  3  2  34
34 WARD, Hayden........ f  2-6    0-1    0-0    4  7 11   0   4  0  2  0  0  27
04 MONAGHAN, Conor..... g  1-8    0-2    1-2    1  1  2   2   3  0  1  1  2  22
05 SHERIDAN, Ryan...... g  1-3    0-1    0-0    0  0  0   5   2  1  4  0  0  19
03 MICHELE, Sean.......    0-0    0-0    0-0    1  0  1   1   0  0  2  0  1  14
11 URIBE, Jose.........    2-6    1-4    3-4    1  3  4   3   8  0  1  0  1  25
23 SCHRADER, Luke......    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  0  1   0
24 GILKES, Chris.......    5-9    1-1    1-1    1  1  2   0  12  0  0  0  0  14
33 McSLOY, Mike........    1-2    0-1    5-7    0  3  3   1   7  1  2  0  0  18
40 NOLLET, Brenden.....    0-2    0-0    1-2    2  0  2   2   1  1  0  0  0  11
   TEAM................                         2  3  5
   Totals..............   17-51   2-13  13-20  16 27 43  19  49  3 23  4  7 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half:  6-25 24.0%   2nd Half: 11-26 42.3%   Game: 33.3%  DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  0-5   0.0%   2nd Half:  2-8  25.0%   Game: 15.4%   REBS
F Throw % 1st Half:  5-8  62.5%   2nd Half:  8-12 66.7%   Game: 65.0%    6

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Officials: Deck, McIvoy, Bednarski
Technical fouls: Brockport-None. Oswego State Lakers-None.
Attendance: 374
Score by Periods                1st  2nd   Total
Brockport.....................   25   27  -   52
Oswego State Lakers...........   17   32  -   49