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College basketball: Howard reaches 1,000 career points in Potsdam loss; Plattsburgh wins shootout over Potsdam

Jan. 9—POTSDAM — SUNY Potsdam graduate student Jakia Howard reached 1,000 points for her career but SUNY Plattsburgh gained the 49-45 SUNYAC victory over Potsdam in a women's basketball game Tuesday.

Howard's 1,000th point came on a 3-point shot with 4:22 remaining in the second quarter, giving her 1,001 total. She finished the game with 12 points to improve her career total to 1,008, which is eighth on Potsdam's all-time list. She is two points away from seventh place.

Jenna Cotter and Barbara Bruno each scored 10 points for Potsdam (5-6 overall, 1-4 SUNYAC.

Payton Couture paced Plattsburgh (6-5, 3-2) with 12 points. Selma Diesz scored 11 and Myra Smith added 10.

MIDDLEBURY 66, ST. LAWRENCE 41

Alexa Mustafaj hit for 26 points as Middlebury pulled away in the fourth quarter to defeat St. Lawrence University in a nonleague game in Middlebury, Vt.

The Panthers outscored the Saints 27-6 in the final quarter to seal the victory.

Augusta Dixon added 14 points for Middlebury (10-5).

Margaret Dougher totaled 10 points for St. Lawrence (4-7). Elizabeth Flynn provided 11 rebounds and eight points.

MEN'S BASKETBALL

PLATTSBURGH 100, POTSDAM 90

Kevin Tabb scored 27 points as SUNY Plattsburgh surged in the second half to claim the SUNYAC game over SUNY Potsdam at Maxcy Hall in Potsdam.

Plattsburgh trailed at halftime but outscored Potsdam 58-44 the rest of the way for the victory.

Ikechukwu Ezike followed with 15 points for the Cardinals, Jeremiah Smith scored 14 and Dylan Trombley chipped in with 10.

Colton Huestis scored 21 points to lead the Bears. Parker Kelly added 16 and Jeff Williamson 15. Kaleb Lewis contributed 11 and Nicholas Cortez 10.

CLARKSON 104, VTSU LYNDON 56

Ryan Miles-Ferguson scored a team-high 22 points in just 17 minutes as every active player on the Clarkson roster scored at least one point for the nonconference victory against winless Vermont State University Lyndon on Tuesday at Potsdam.

Miles-Ferguson was 7-for-7 from the foul line and added four assists. Matthew Parent scored 15 points on five 3-pointers. Braeden Burns added 12 points, Casey Montesano 11 points and Jack Dalgety and Matt Toscano 10 apiece.

Clarkson (9-3) led 50-22 at halftime.

Gregory Gonyea Jr. scored 16 points for VTSU-Lyndon (0-13).

MEN'S HOCKEY

SUNY GENESEO 4, SUNY CANTON 1

Peter Morgan scored two goals, including the go-ahead shot in the second period as SUNY Geneseo captured a nonconference game against SUNY Canton in Canton.

Morgan scored his second goal at 7:20 of the second to give Geneseo a 2-1 lead. Canton's Evan Pringle had tied the game with a goal at 4:28 of the second.

Dakota Zarudny and Alex Wilkins scored third-period goals for the Blue Knights (14-2).

Kelson Hooper stopped 41 shots for SUNY Canton (4-12-1). Adam Harris made 20 saves for Geneseo.

RIVIER 2, SUNY POTSDAM 0

Nicolas Paolucci contributed to both third-period goals for Rivier University in a nonleague victory over SUNY Potsdam in Nashua, N.H.

After two scoreless periods, Paolucci assisted on Cormac Hayes' power-play goal 11:10 into the final period for the Raiders (7-7-2). He then assisted on an empty net goal by Liam Hennessy with 21 seconds to play.

Luke Newell made 29 saves for the shutout victory for Rivier. Lenny Perno stopped 33 shots for the Bears (4-11).

FOOTBALL

SU NAMES RECEIVERS COACH

Syracuse announced the addition of Ross Douglas as the football program's passing game coordinator and wide receivers coach.

Douglas most recently worked as the wide receivers coach for the New England Patriots. He spent three seasons with the Patriots in various roles. Before that he coached at Richmond and spent three years at Rutgers where he first worked with SU head coach Fran Brown.

"Ross is one of the young bright minds in football," Brown said. "He'll be a great head coach one day. I'm happy we got him, of the people we looked at, he was the best fit. He has it all. He understands and knows football. He's worked with arguably the best coach in football and Coach Belichick said nothing but great things about him. To be able to get someone to our staff from Bill Belichick's staff alone is something I'm excited about."

BASEBALL

SUNY CANTON ANNOUNCES SCHEDULE

SUNY Canton revealed its baseball schedule Tuesday. The team is scheduled to open the season Feb. 24 when it plays in the Bison Baseball Classic in Washington, D.C.

SUNY Canton is slated to play Wells College and host Gallaudet University, as well as Elmira College at the tournament.

SUNY Canton will start Northern Athletic Conference play with three games at SUNY Cobleskill on April 5 and 6. The Kangaroos' first home game is scheduled for April 12 with a doubleheader against Cobleskill.