Oswego State women’s basketball team remains unbeaten

OSWEGO, N.Y. – Senior Meagan Stover (Lake George, N.Y.) posted career highs in points and rebounds to help the Oswego State women’s basketball team (4-0, 1-0 SUNYAC) remain perfect on the season following with a 56-48 win over Plattsburgh (2-2, 0-1) Friday night at Max Ziel Gymansium.

Stover poured in 25 points and 12 rebounds to go along with three steals in the victory.

The first half was a back-and-forth affair that saw five ties and four lead changes between the squads with neither team leading by more than five points at any point. Kathleen Payne scored two of her team-high 17 points on the final Plattsburgh possession of the stanza to give the Cardinals a 25-24 lead at the break.

In the second half, Plattsburgh established a 30-26 lead with 17:03 remaining after a Catherine Cassidy putback. However, the next trip up the floor Stover drained a trey to fuel nine straight Laker points over the next two minutes to give Oswego State a 35-30 edge.

It would be Plattsburgh turn to go on a run following the Laker streak, as it scored the next 11 points to go ahead, 41-35, with 13:16 left to play.

Oswego State stayed within striking distance, and gradually chipped into the deficit until it seized the lead for good with over four minutes to play after a Stover layup to make the score 47-46. The Lakers, then, closed out the game with a 11-2 run courtesy of going 5-for-6 from the charity stripe late in the game.

Lauren Nunziato (Jr., West Sand Lake, N.Y.) chipped in 13 points to join Stover in double figures, while Evelyn Josbena (Sr., Solvay, N.Y.) added eight points. Payne pulled down nine rebounds to go along with her 17 points, while Catherine Cassidy contributed 11 points for the visitors.

Plattsburgh converted 16 Oswego State turnovers into 21 points compared to the Lakers, who converted 24 Cardinal turnovers into just 11 points.

The Lakers put their record on the line again Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m. against Potsdam.

Plattsburgh State 48, Oswego State 56

Oswego State (4-0, 1-0 SUNYAC)

Meagan STOVER 9-16 2-5 25; Lauren NUNZIATO 4-11 3-6 13; Evelyn JOSBENA 2-4 0-0 8; Kari KIPPER 2-8 1-5 7; Kassie KLEINE 0-4 0-4 2; Paula EGELSTON 0-2 0-0 1; Lexi GILLARD 0-2 0-1 0;

Totals 17-47 6-21 56

Plattsburgh State (2-2, 0-1 SUNYAC)

Kathleen Payne 7-13 0-2 17; Catherine Cassidy 5-8 1-3 11; Brittany Marshall 2-8 2-5 6; Brooke Reifinger 2-5 1-1 5; Tequilla Lloyd 2-3 0-0 4; Misha Green 1-8 0-1 3; Devona Paul 0-1 0-0 2; Dana Nucaro 0-3 0-1 0; Johni Coryea 0-2 0-1 0; None

Totals 19-51 4-14 48

Oswego State

24      32   –   56

Plattsburgh State

25      23   –   48

3 point goals — Oswego State  6-21 (Lauren NUNZIATO 3-6; Meagan STOVER 2-5; Kari KIPPER 1-5; Kassie KLEINE 0-4; Lexi GILLARD 0-1; ), Plattsburgh State 4-14  (Brittany Marshall 2-5; Brooke Reifinger 1-1; Catherine Cassidy 1-3; Misha Green 0-1; Kathleen Payne 0-2; Dana Nucaro 0-1; Johni Coryea 0-1; ). Fouled out — Oswego State -None,  Plattsburgh State – None. Rebounds — Oswego State 30 (Meagan STOVER 12; Kari KIPPER 5; Paula EGELSTON 5; Evelyn JOSBENA 2; Lauren NUNZIATO 2; Team 2; Lexi GILLARD 1; Kassie KLEINE 1; ), Plattsburgh State 36 (Kathleen Payne 9; Misha Green 6; Brittany Marshall 5; Devona Paul 4; Team 4; Dana Nucaro 2; Tequilla Lloyd 2; Catherine Cassidy 2; Brooke Reifinger 2; ). Assists — Oswego State 7 (Kassie KLEINE 2; Lexi GILLARD 1; Paula EGELSTON 1; Evelyn JOSBENA 1; Meagan STOVER 1; Tayler SORELL 1; ), Plattsburgh State 7 (Kathleen Payne 3; Brittany Marshall 2; Catherine Cassidy 1; Tequilla Lloyd 1; ). Total fouls — Oswego State 11 (Kari KIPPER 3; Lauren NUNZIATO 2; Paula EGELSTON 2; Evelyn JOSBENA 2; Meagan STOVER 1; Tayler SORELL 1; ), Plattsburgh State 16 (Dana Nucaro 4; Brittany Marshall 3; Kathleen Payne 3; Tequilla Lloyd 3; Misha Green 1; Brooke Reifinger 1; Devona Paul 1; ). Technical fouls —  Oswego State 0 (None),  Plattsburgh State 0 (None)