Oswego Women Pull Away in Second Half to Defeat Cortland,70-57

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CORTLAND, N.Y. – Raiven Encarnacion scored 20 points and Ramatoulaye Sy finished with 17 points, 15 rebounds and six assists to lead Oswego to a 70-57 victory at Cortland in SUNYAC women's basketball action.
 
Tanna Mohammed (Huntington/Elwood-John H. Glenn) hit a career-high five 3-pointers and matched her career best with 16 points to lead Cortland (5-7, 1-5 SUNYAC). Justine Crespo (Monroe/Monroe-Woodbury) finished with 15 points and Kristy Vitucci (Deer Park) scored 12 points on four 3-pointers. Shannon McGuire (West Babylon) tied her career high with five assists and Meghan Flanagan (Rochester/Brighton) led the team with five rebounds.
 
Rachael Windhausen joined Encarnacion and Sy as a double-figure scorer for Oswego (2-11, 1-5 SUNYAC) with 10 points and also had six rebounds. Quincey Zimmerman added six points and eight rebounds.
 
Oswego shot 45 percent from the floor overall (23-of-51) and 71 percent from the foul line (20-of-28). Cortland was held to 29 percent shooting both overall and from the 3-point arc. The Red Dragons made 10-of-34 3-pointers but just 9-of-32 from 2-point range.
 
The first half featured seven ties and nine lead changes. The teams were tied at 18 after one quarter, and two Encarnacion free throws with 18 seconds left gave the Lakers a 34-32 halftime lead. Oswego never relinquished that advantage as it started the second half on a 5-0 run behind layups from Zimmerman and Sy and a free throw by Rachael Windhausen.
 
Cortland was within four after a Mohammed 3-pointer with 3:21 left in the quarter, but the Lakers finished the period on a 9-3 run and led 56-46 entering the fourth. The Red Dragons closed the gap to four points twice in the fourth, the last 61-57 with 4:22 left on a Crespo layup.
 
The next two possessions for Cortland resulted in a missed 3-pointer and a turnover, and Erin Gantley hit two foul shots with 2:39 remaining to push Oswego's lead to six. Those free throws started what turned out to be a 9-0 run to end the game for the Lakers.
 
Cortland held a 25-10 advantage in points off of turnovers, but Oswego outscored the Red Dragons 34-16 in the paint and had a 14-4 edge in second-chance points.
 
Cortland will travel to New Paltz on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.