Lakers defeat Bombers in convincing fashion

The Oswego State men’s basketball team (2-1) scored early and often as the Lakers cruised to a 99-73 victory over Ithaca College in a non-conference game at Laker Hall’s Max Ziel Gymnasium.

The Lakers found success from long range throughout the game, knocking down 15 of 32 three-pointers.

The leading three-point shooter on the night was sophomore Kyle Covley who connected on six of his eight attempts as part of his team-high 21-point evening.

Covley was one of four Oswego State players to finish in double figures. Freshman point guard Brian Sortino finished with 17 points and three assists, while senior Daniel Ross and sophomore captain Alex Rawa each contributed 15 points. Rawa also contributed three assists and Ross dished out nine of his own, which was a game-high.

The defense applied pressure from the start, putting the Bombers offense behind early. The Lakers recorded 15 steals during the game and Ross led the squad with four.

Another success of the Oswego State defense was its ability to contest shots. The Lakers held the Bombers to 26 of 56 from the field, only allowing two scores from behind the arc.

The Lakers played aggressively, bringing the game to Ithaca, and the visitors were unable to respond. Oswego State exploded for 41 of the game’s first 51 points, putting Ithaca 31 points behind. The Bombers would pull no closer than 23 points from that point on.

The Lakers have two more games this week, both on the road. They travel to St. Lawrence University (1-2) on Friday night and Hartwick College (1-1) on Sunday afternoon.