Hartwick College’s men have qualified for the past two NCAA Division III basketball tournaments, but it seems unlikely the Hawks will make it three straight.
Hartwick allowed 47 second-half points and lost, 82-54, to visiting St. John Fisher on Friday in the Empire 8 Conference.
The loss dropped the Hawks to 7-6 overall and 0-3 in conference play.
Anthony Keane scored 11 points for Hartwick, which received nine points from Jared Suderley, who shot 3-for-15 from the floor. Rob Heller contributed eight points and Laurens graduate Aaron Laing had seven, on 3-for-4 shooting from the field.
Justin Plata's 17 points led Fisher (9-5, 4-1), which shot 31-for-56 from the field.
Hartwick will host Alfred University at 4 p.m. Saturday.
Hartwick 65, Fisher 52
Brittney Dumas and Maria Foglia scored 18 points and went a combined 14-for-20 from the floor in leading host Hartwick to an Empire 8 Conference victory.
Dumas went 8-for-10 from the floor.
Kate Purcell contributed 14 points and five assists for the Hawks (10-3, 3-0), who led, 34-25, at halftime.
Camaryn Buckner had 19 points to lead St. John Fisher (5-9, 2-3).
Hartwick will host Alfred University at 2 p.m. Saturday.