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COLLEGE NOTEBOOK: Hamilton’s Sehring earns high hoop honors

Ron Moshier
Sentinel Sports columnist
Posted 1/19/23

Hamilton College’s Emma Sehring (Sauquoit/Notre Dame) helped her women’s basketball team to a pair of NESCAC victories last weekend.

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COLLEGE NOTEBOOK: Hamilton’s Sehring earns high hoop honors


Hamilton College’s Emma Sehring (Sauquoit/Notre Dame) helped her women’s basketball team to a pair of New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) victories over Bates College and nationally-ranked Tufts University last weekend, and Monday she was named the NESCAC Player of the Week for the second time this season.

The week started with Sehring scoring 19 points and grabbing 13 rebounds in a 68-52 loss to a Smith College team ranked No. 8 in the country. On Friday, her career-high 20 points and 15 rebounds led the Continentals to an 80-71 overtime win over Bates. Sehring’s basket with four seconds left in regulation sent the game into overtime, and her free throw with two minutes remaining in OT gave Hamilton the lead for good.

The next day, Sehring had 11 points and nine rebounds against a Tufts team ranked No. 25 in the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association’s Division III poll and Hamilton’s 59-43 win ended a 16-game losing streak to the Jumbos.

Sehring, named the NESCAC Player of the Week on Nov. 14 after she was named Most Valuable Player of the Vassar College Tournament, and the Continentals were back in action Monday against another nationally-ranked team. She recorded her seventh double-double of the season, finishing with 16 points and 10 rebounds, but No. 11/12 Babson College held on for a 71-64 win.

The Continentals are 9-7 overall and Sehring is averaging 12.4 points and a team-high 9.4 rebounds. In her first season as a starter, the 6-foot-1 forward averaged 7.5 points and 6.7 rebounds last year.

Elsewhere, Le Moyne College’s Sydney Lusher (Oneida) scored a team-high 18 points and teammate Haedyn Roberts (Holland Patent) had 12 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Division II Dolphins to a 67-49 win over Southern New Hampshire.

Paul Smith’s College’s Hayleigh Gates (West Winfield/Mount Markham) scored a season-high 21 points and had 16 rebounds and five blocks to lead the Bobcats to a 78-48 win over Five Towns College on Tuesday night.

Mohawk Valley Community College’s Lonnie Wadsworth (New Hartford) scored 13 points in a 75-27 win over Finger Lakes Community College, and Herkimer College’s Ajla Sejdic (Utica/Notre Dame) had 18 points and 12 rebounds in an 88-49 loss to Union Community College.

Track star Crockett earns weekly honor

Brockport University’s Sarah Crockett (Rome/RFA) was named the State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) Women’s Track & Field Athlete of the Week for the second time this season after she swept the throwing events at the Utica University Winter Open last weekend.

Crockett won the shot put with a toss of 42 feet, 2 inches and placed first with a weight throw of 51 feet, 1 inch. Utica’s Jane Fahy (Oriskany) was third in the shot put at 39-3 ¼ and teammate Gabrielle DeSanctis (New Hartford) was third with a weight throw of 46-11 ½.

Utica sprinter Mackenzie Mix (Camden) was a member of the winning 4x200 relay and she placed second in the 200-meter dash with a time of 26.40 seconds.

Sophomore Madison Kozyra (Marcy/Whitesboro) was named Le Moyne College’s Athlete of the Week on Jan. 9 after she placed eighth with a school-record heave of 45 feet, 7 ¼ inches in the weight throw at the West Point Open. She also was 11th in the shot put at 29-8 ¼.

In the men’s Utica Winter Open, St. Lawrence University’s Erik Geier (Hamilton) won the 60-meter hurdles in 8.44 seconds.

At The College of New Jersey Invitational, Ithaca College’s Nathaniel Oczkowski (New Hartford) won the 60-meter hurdles in 8.45 seconds and was third with a 500-meter time of 1:07.21.

Longway named NE-10 Swimmer of the Week

Le Moyne College senior Caitlyn Longway (Sauquoit/Sauquoit Valley) on Monday was named the Northeast-10 Conference Swimmer of the Week after her three individual wins and four relay victories helped the Dolphins go 2-0.

Longway, also the Le Moyne College Athlete of the Week, had two relay wins and also won the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 25.55 seconds as the Dolphins beat Alfred University 169-50. 

When Le Moyne beat Nazareth College 132-105 last weekend, Longway opened the meet by anchoring a 400-yard medley relay that won in 4:12.74. She also won the 50-yard freestyle (25.69) and 100 free (56.65) before helping the Dolphins take the 400 free relay.

Stony Brook’s Policelli nets pair of double-doubles

Graduate student Frankie Policelli (New Hartford) scored 16 points and grabbed 14 rebounds to help Division I Stony Brook University’s men’s basketball team edge Drexel 67-66. The 6-foot-7 forward also had 16 points and 14 rebounds in a 61-59 loss to North Carolina A&T.

St. Lawrence University’s Trent Adamson (Ilion/Thomas R. Proctor) scored eight points on 4-of-5 shooting and also had eight rebounds and five blocks as the Saints improved to 8-5 with a 50-37 win over 25th-ranked RPI.

SUNY Poly’s Levi Spina (Frankfort/Frankfort-Schuyler) had 11 points, three assists and three steals in an 87-63 win over Maine-Presque Isle.

Herkimer College’s Dante Griffin (Utica/Notre Dame) had 14 points, nine assists and four steals in an 84-63 win over Clinton Community College, and his 12 points and eight assists helped the Generals beat Cayuga Community College 71-62.

Onondaga Community College’s Jaylen Warmack (Utica/Notre Dame) had 26 points and eight rebounds and his brother Isaiah Warmack (Utica/Thomas R. Proctor) had 25 points and seven assists in a 112-109 loss to Clinton Community College. Isaiah scored 27 points and Jaylen had 17 in a 112-97 loss to North Country Community College.

Wrestler Cook goes 4-0 in Virginia Duals

South Dakota State University’s Tanner Cook (Ilion/Central Valley Academy), the 14th-ranked Division I wrestler at 165 pounds, helped the Jackrabbits go 4-0 at the Virginia Duals with four more wins.

Cook, now 13-2 overall with nine pins, pinned his Navy opponent in just 29 seconds as South Dakota State rolled to a 31-6 win. He then was a 15-11 over a 25th-ranked opponent in the Jackrabbits’ 38-9 win over Kent State.

The next day, Cook’s pin in 2:38 helped South Dakota State rout Campbell University 39-3, and he was a 6-2 winner over his 32nd-ranked opponent in a 42-3 victory over Ohio University.


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