Special to the OBSERVER
The Fredonia State women's basketball team had a successful 82-55 victory in its home opener vs. the Hilbert Hawks. Becky Hebert, Sabrina Macaulay and Jaimie Warren led a balanced attack as the Devils improved to 3-1 on the season.
Hebert netted 28 points on nine of 15 shooting from the field, including four of five three-pointers. She also had four assists and three steals.
Macaulay had 12 points and three assists. She connected on five of eight shots from the floor.
Warren added 10 points and a game-high nine rebounds, hitting on five of nine shots. Freshman Alexis Cheatham came off the bench to dish out five assists and had eight points. Brittany LaForce also had eight points.
The Devils led by as many as 20 in the first half. In the frame, they shot 53 percent (16 of 30) from the floor, compared to 33 percent (9 of 27) by the Hawks. They held a 38-23 lead at the break.
For the game, Hilbert held an edge in rebounds, 44-37, but Fredonia State had a decided advantage in steals (14-6) and assists (21-5). The Devils also forced 25 turnovers.
Hilbert fell to 1-3 overall. Twelve different players scored, led by Kenya Williams and Kylie Reinholz with eight points apiece.
The Devils travel to D'Youville on Tuesday for a men's/women's doubleheader.
Swimming & Diving
Men, Women earn win at RIT
ROCHESTER - The Fredonia State women's swimming and diving team earned a 166-134 victory at R.I.T. on Saturday. Stephanie Rosa, Ellie Brion, Larissa Dobson and Katelyn Haley each scored a pair of individual wins for the Devils. Brion tripled by adding a relay victory to her tally.
"It was a very exciting meet. This is the first time we've beaten RIT in eight or nine years," Fredonia State coach Arthur Wang said. "We lost by four (to RIT) last year in the last relay. Everyone was highly motivated to not let it happen again this year."
Rosa won the 100- and 200-yard backstrokes in times of 1:01.58 and 2:13.85, respectively. Brion took the 1,000 and 500 freestyles in times of 11:15.12 and 5:31.09, respectively, as well as winning the 200 freestyle relay that finished in 1:42.56.
Dobson took both the 100 and 200 breaststrokes. In the 100, she touched in a time of 1:11.41 while finishing in 2:36.32 in the 200 race.
Haley dominated the diving, taking the 1-meter board with a score of 223.25, and the 3-meter board with a score of 263.65.
Sam Rokos was also a double winner, claiming the 200 freestyle in a time of 2:00.01. She anchored the aforementioned 200-free relay team with Brion, Rachel Morgano and Jenni Smith.
Meanwhile, the men won 12 of 16 events en route to a 174-126 victory.
"(The motivation) was contagious," Wang said. "There was great swimming on both sides. We had high quality swims and some season-best times. We're really happy to have this performance going into break."
John Estanislau won three individual events, and added a first in the 200 medley relay to lead the Devils' charge. Adam Clouthier won two individuals and joined Estanislau on the winning relay team.
Estanislau's wins came in the 50 freestyle (21.37), the 100-yard freestyle (47.65) and the 200 I.M. (2:00.66). Clouthier's wins were in the 100 breast stroke (1:02.36) and 200 breast stroke (2:16.28).
Eric Jordan and Adrian Van Hall joined the duo in the 200 medley relay, touching in 1:38.80.
Jordan had an individual win in the 200 backstroke (2:00.87) while Van Hall's individual victory came in the 1,000 freestyle (10:32.38).
Other individual wins were by Will Baker in the 200-yard freestyle (1:50.33), Andrew Case in the 100-yard back stroke (54.78) and Liam Jones in the 100-yard butterfly (54.68).
The team wrapped up the meet winning the 200-freestyle relay. Case, David Adamczak, Baker and Van Hall claimed the race in a time of 1:28.08.