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College Athletics Report: Edition Dec. 26

Sickau notches seven points for Elmira

Elmira College sophomore Caitlin Sickau, an Eden High School graduate, tallied nine points off five assists and two goals for the field hockey team this fall. Her five assists ranks fifth for most assists in a single season and moves her into sixth in career assists, with seven. Elmira finished the 2013 season with a 4 – 12 overall record and a 1 – 6 mark in the Empire 8 Conference.

Warren helps Fredonia to 6 – 2 mark

The Fredonia State women’s basketball team rolled past Alfred State 81 – 58 on Dec. 14, to close out the semester break at 6 – 2. Among Fredonia game highlights, senior Jaimie Warren of Lake View native recorded her third double-double of the season, scoring 18 points and grabbing 11 rebounds.

Hilbert athletes’ sportsmanship honored

Hilbert College’s Amber Bailey, Jordan Botsford, Tyler Coniglio, Shannon Ellis, Emerson Miller and Ryan Ratajczak are among the first 2013 – 2014 members to join the AMCC All-Conference Sportsmanship Team.

AMCC student-athletes in seven championship sports have selected 58 of their peers for recognition as representing the highest level of sportsmanship for their teams this past fall. Those named to the All-Conference Sportsmanship Team must consistently demonstrate a high level of ethical conduct, respect and fair play in both practice and competition, whether on the sidelines or in competition.

Bailey is a four-year member of the women’s soccer program. She will graduate this May with a degree in forensic science/crime scene investigation and is an Academic All-Conference member and a Chi Alpha Sigma inductee. Botsford is a junior rightside hitter for the women’s volleyball program, which extended its season into a semifinal match in the AMCC playoffs this fall. The Penfield native is a criminal justice major and also plays on the lacrosse team in the spring. Tyler Coniglio, a Kenmore resident majoring in criminal justice, earned the honor as a soccer player. Cross country runners Ellis, of Lakeview, will graduate with a degree in human services this May, and Miller is studying in the human services curriculum.

Hawks survive scare at Franciscan

In its final game before the semester break, the Hilbert College men’s basketball team improved their Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference record to 2 – 1 by surviving a scare, in an 87 – 81 overtime road win at Franciscan University on Dec. 14. Hilbert improved to 6 – 2 overall, while Franciscan slipped to 1 – 5 and still searches for its first league win. Hilbert will play again, at 3 p.m. on Jan. 4 against Keystone College.

In the win, junior Trevor Stark made 10 buckets, three from beyond the arc, to lead all scorers with 25 points, in addition to grabbing a game-high three steals. Sophomore forward Jerame Owens added 24 points and 13 rebounds, to earn his fourth consecutive double-double. Sophomore Sean Weisansal gave Hilbert quality minutes, making 4 of 6 foul shots and adding a game-high seven assists in 26 minutes. Floor general C.J. Hodge notched 2 steals and a pair of assists, in addition to 5 points.

Hilbert falls short in road loss

Despite Jenah Labuski and Natalie Whitman each notching 18 points, the Hilbert College women’s basketball team suffered an 84 – 72 Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference road loss to Franciscan University on Dec. 14. Kylie Reinholz added 15 points and seven rebounds for Hilbert, which dropped to 1 – 8 overall. After the semester break, the Lady Hawks will be back in action Jan. 8, hosting D’Youville College.

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