BROCKPORT, NY – The Oswego State men’s basketball team avenged last week’s home loss to Brockport by handing the Golden Eagles a 10-point loss, 84-74, on Tuesday night in Tuttle Gymnasium.
With the victory, the Lakers improve to 10-4 overall and 3-4 in SUNYAC action while Brockport drops to 8-6, 3-4.
Following his 30-point performance against Potsdam on Saturday, Brian Sortino picked up right where he left off.
The junior dropped 28 points on the Golden Eagles, including a 5-for-8 (62.5%) showing from beyond the arc. Sortino was not selfish, though, adding a team high six assists to his evening.
The Lakers’ most influential boost came from the bench, as Mykelle Krecko recorded his first career double-double.
In 27 minutes of action, Krecko collected 13 rebounds, six coming on the offensive glass, to go along with 12 points. The junior had a near perfect night from the floor, shooting 5-for-6 (83.3%) from the field.
Krecko missed a triple-double by just three blocks, swatting seven Golden Eagle attempts.
Also aiding in the effort were two more double-digit scorers for Oswego. Alex Rawa put up 15 on the scoreboard while Walter Sampson matched Krecko’s 12.
Rawa gathered eight rebounds, as did Dustin Pond.
Oswego held Brockport to under 40% from the field and just 31.8% from the 3-point line.
The Lakers made their own statement from deep, cashing in 45.8% (11-for-24) of its attempts.
Men’s basketball will return to the court on Saturday when it hosts Cortland for a 4 p.m. conference tilt.