Women’s basketball stops losing skid in SUNYAC opener

The Oswego State women’s basketball team snapped a two-game losing streak in its SUNYAC opener on Friday night, knocking off SUNY Fredonia in Max Ziel Gymnasium at Laker Hall, 71-58.

The game started out as a defensive battle as the first field goal in the game was not scored until two minutes into the opening half.

The Lakers started out on a 13-6 run lead by freshman Alisha Jacobs who scored 11 of her team’s 13 points during the run.

The Blue Devils went on a run of their own playing physical defense and cutting the lead down to 13-12.

The Lakers stretched the lead from there making it a 27-16 game, with Jacobs adding four more points to her total.

Oswego State led at the half, 35-24. The Lakers finished the half shooting 37 percent from the field, as well as from behind the three-point arc. The Lakers were also four of six from the free throw line. On the other side, SUNY Fredonia finished the half shooting 30 percent from the field and just 11 percent from three-point range.

At the half, Jacobs led the Lakers with 15 points while Jamie Curry lead the Blue Devils with eight.

The second half started out fast paced for both offenses as the teams went back and forth to start the period.

The Blue Devils started to make a comeback, cutting the lead down to six with just nine minutes left in the game. They continued to chip away at the lead, coming all the way back to trail by four with under seven minutes to play, 56-52.

Jacobs added another three points late to fuel the Lakers as they expanded the lead up to nine, 61-52, and put the game away.

Jacobs finished with 23 points to pace the Lakers, while Curry finished with 17 to lead all Blue Devil scorers.

Oswego State returns to the court on Saturday to finish up its first weekend of SUNYAC play against Buffalo State. Tip off is at 4 p.m. in Max Ziel Gymnasium at Laker Hall.