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Campus Clippings: Vonnak lifts Saints to playoffs

February 11, 2009
By MIKE ZUMMO, The Leader-Herald

Bela Vonnak (Canajoharie) scored 10 points as the St. Lawrence University men's basketball team topped Skidmore 83-68 Saturday.

The win gave the Saints a playoff berth in the Liberty League tournament and they have earned the No. 2 spot in the NCAA Division III East Regional Poll.

Krystle Crouse (Canajoharie) scored the final field goal for the Hartwick women's basketball team in Saturday's 71-64 win over Elmira.

Katie Caddell (Amsterdam) scored 11 points in the win as the Hawks held on for the victory after Crouse's bucket gave them a 20-point lead. Crouse finished with four points in 19 minutes.

Caddell is third on the team in scoring with 152 points, an average of 8.0 per game. She also averages 3.5 rebounds a game, has 31 assists and 18 steals. Crouse, meanwhile, averages 4.4 points per game, 3.7 rebounds, has one block and eight steals. She has 92 points.

Kristen Stein (Gloversville) finished eighth in the 500-meter dash for the State University of New York at Oneonta indoor track team Saturday at the Syracuse Invitational.

She finished in 1:22.93.

Lacie Newland (Gloversville) finished eighth in 1:24.23

Newland also ran a personal best Jan. 31 when she finished 16th in the 400-meter dash with a time of 1:04.76.

The time was a personal best and met a SUNY Athletic Conference qualifying standard.

John Moore (Fonda-Fultonville) finished 31st in the 800-meter run for the University at Albany men's indoor track team at the new Balance Collegiate Invitational.

He finished with a time of 1:55.97.

Despite getting off to a cold start, Kevin Kucel (Gloversville) scored 12 points and dished out 11 assists for a double-double in the Herkimer County Community college men's basketball team's 77-60 win over Columbia-Greene Community College Monday.

The win improved the Generals' record to 21-5 with four regular season games left and they were ranked eighth in the nation in the latest NJCAA Division III poll.

Kucel leads Region III in assists.

T.J. Czeski (Amsterdam) scored four points and dished out three assists in 18 minutes, helping the Wagner College men's basketball team to a 75-58 win over St. Francis.

Czeski has started three games and appeared in 16, averaging 1.8 points per game. He has two blocks and eight steals, averaging 10.9 minutes per game.

John Blatchford (Amsterdam) finished fifth in the 100-yard butterfly in 55.98 seconds for the Binghamton University men's swimming and diving team in the Bearcats' 166-132 win over SUNY Stony Brook.

He also finished sixth in the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 1:07.70.

Blatchford swam the second leg on Binghamton's sixth-place 200-yard medley relay team.

Jordyn Kline (Amsterdam) led off Binghamton's fourth-place 400-yard and 200-yard freestyle relay teams.

The women lost the meet 160-140.



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