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September 21, 2018

Ward eclipses the 1,000-point mark in Laker victory


OSWEGO, N.Y. – Hayden Ward (Sr., Montauk, N.Y.) registered his second double-double in as many days with a career-high 29 points and 11 rebounds, powering the Oswego State men’s basketball team (4-1, 1-1 SUNYAC) to a 69-54 victory over Potsdam (1-4, 0-2 SUNYAC) on Saturday.

Ward eclipsed the 1,000-point mark early in the second half, becoming the 16th in men’s basketball history to do so.

Ward started the game off with a three-pointer and scored eight early points to give the Lakers an early 19-11 lead. The Lakers pushed the lead to as much as 12 points, but the Bears hung tight, whittling the lead down three points by halftime with two free throws by Rob Duquette.

Potsdam’s leading scorer, Mark Lake, Jr., knotted the score up at 41 apiece with a layup. However, the Lakers countered with a 12-0 run which put them ahead for good. Four different Lakers scored during the stretch, including Ward who went 11-for-12 from the foul line in the contest.

After attempting 28 shots in the first half, the Bears were held to 42 percent shooting and just 19 shots in the second stanza. The Bears got the lead back down to six, but that’s as close as they would get.

The Lakers worked at the defensive end and consistently hit free throws, making 18 of their 21 second half free throws to ice the game.

Lake, Jr. led the Bears with 12 points. Sean Michele (Sr., East Rochester, N.Y.) and Chris Gilkes (Sr., Syracuse, N.Y.) tacked on 16 and 11 points, respectively for Oswego State.

The Lakers travel to Brockport on Tuesday to match up with the Golden Eagles at 8 p.m.

SUNY Potsdam 54, Oswego State 69

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

Hayden Ward 8-16 2-5 29; Sean Michele 5-7 2-4 16; Chris Gilkes 4-8 0-2 11; Rashawn Powell 3-6 0-0 9; Elijiah McLaurin 1-2 0-0 2; Alex Rawa 0-1 0-0 2; Alex Mirabito 0-1 0-1 0; Kyle Covley 0-2 0-1 0; Justin Haight 0-1 0-1 0;

Totals 21-44 4-14 69

SUNY Potsdam (1-4, 0-2 SUNYAC)

Jr. Mark Lake 5-12 0-2 12; Rob Duquette 3-8 0-0 9; Joe Estramonte 4-6 1-2 9; Curtis Pierce 2-5 1-1 7; Josh Lambert 2-3 0-1 5; Colin Peterson 2-9 0-6 4; Rob Lamont 1-2 0-0 4; Zac Adams 1-1 0-0 2; Corey Ellis 1-1 0-0 2; None

Totals 21-47 2-12 54

35      34   –   69

32      22   –   54

3 point goals — Oswego State  4-14 (Hayden Ward 2-5; Sean Michele 2-4; Chris Gilkes 0-2; Alex Mirabito 0-1; Kyle Covley 0-1; Justin Haight 0-1; ), SUNY Potsdam 2-12  (Curtis Pierce 1-1; Joe Estramonte 1-2; Josh Lambert 0-1; Colin Peterson 0-6; Jr. Mark Lake 0-2; ). Fouled out — Oswego State -None,  SUNY Potsdam – None. Rebounds — Oswego State 32 (Hayden Ward 11; Rashawn Powell 9; Kyle Covley 4; Team 3; Chris Gilkes 3; Sean Michele 1; Brenden Nollet 1; ), SUNY Potsdam 20 (Rob Duquette 7; Colin Peterson 4; Joe Estramonte 3; Zac Adams 2; Josh Lambert 2; Curtis Pierce 1; Jr. Mark Lake 1; ). Assists — Oswego State 6 (Kyle Covley 2; Sean Michele 2; Alex Mirabito 1; Chris Gilkes 1; ), SUNY Potsdam 7 (Joe Estramonte 2; Colin Peterson 1; Curtis Pierce 1; Jr. Mark Lake 1; Josh Lambert 1; Rob Lamont 1; ). Total fouls — Oswego State 15 (Chris Gilkes 3; Brenden Nollet 3; Rashawn Powell 3; Hayden Ward 2; Kyle Covley 2; Sean Michele 1; Elijiah McLaurin 1; ), SUNY Potsdam 20 (Colin Peterson 4; Curtis Pierce 4; Jr. Mark Lake 3; Rob Duquette 2; Josh Lambert 2; Rob Lamont 2; Joe Estramonte 2; Corey Ellis 1; ). Technical fouls —  Oswego State 0 (None),  SUNY Potsdam 0 (None)

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