SYRACUSE, NY. – November 11, 2011 – Onondaga Community College used its superior depth to run away from the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry on Wednesday evening, 112-50. Onondaga dressed 17 players for the contest, with all 17 scoring and playing between 9 and 15 minutes. The win over the visiting Mighty Oaks, members of the United States Collegiate Athletic Association, was the first contest in recent memory between the two Syracuse schools. Onondaga is now 2-0 on the season, while ESF falls to 0-3.
Onondaga held a modest 7-4 lead 4:28 into the contest. The Lazers then went on a 27-8 run, featuring a pair of Brandon Seibt (Central Square P.V. Moore) three-point goals, over the next 7 minutes to open up a 22-point advantage. ESF responded with a 7-0 run of their own to cut the deficit to 15, but a three-pointer by Jon Foulds (Norwich) broke the Mighty Oak run and the visitors would get no closer the rest of the way. Onondaga extended the advantage to 48-23 at halftime, and then outscored ESF 64-25 in the second half to account for the final margin.
Seibt was a perfect 9 of 9 from the field, including 6 of 6 from behind the arc, to tally 24 points in 14 minutes of playing time. Former Liverpool High School teammates Adam Misener and Ian Hamm both hit double figures for the first time as collegians, scoring 13 and 10 points respectively. Foulds added 9 points, and Nick Rizzo (Vernon-Verona-Sherrill) scored 8 points including a pair of put back dunks. Christian Jenne and Carl Longchamps led ESF with 11 and 10 points respectively.
Ahmet Tunali (Syracuse Academy of Science) and Steve Lothridge (East Syracuse-Minoa) were Onondaga’s top rebounders with 9 and 8, as the Lazers owned a 60-36 advantage on the glass for the contest. Point guards Jordan Prior (Cortland) and Tyler Wood (Broadalbin-Perth) handed out 5 assists apiece, and Tunali blocked 3 shots. The Lazers also produced a strong defensive effort which forced the Mighty Oaks into 26 turnovers and limited the guests to 25.4% (17 of 67) shooting from the floor. Onondaga connected on 53.4% (47 of 88) of its shots, including 39.3% (11 of 28) from behind the three-point arc.
The Lazers will return to action on Saturday afternoon, when they face NJCAA Division II Jamestown Community College-Cattaraugus on the road. The game will tip off at 3:00 pm at the Olean YMCA. Onondaga’s next home game is next Tuesday, when the Lazers tip off against Davis College at 6:00 pm.
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