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SARATOGA SPRINGS — The Skidmore College men's basketball team ran its record to 3-0 with a 62-52 non-league win over SUNY Oneonta, Nov. 30, at the Williamson Sports Center.
The Thoroughbreds never trailed and led by as many as 20 points in the second half.
Brian Lowry '12 scored a game-high 15 points to go along with eight rebounds for Skidmore. Gerard O'Shea '12 contributed 13 points and three assists.
For Oneonta (1-3), Kevin Donahue had 14 points and Lukas Slivinsky scored 13. Frankie Kelly had nine assists and three steals.
The Thoroughbreds ran out to an 8-0 lead on a field goal by Terron Victoria '12 and three-pointers from O'Shea and Melvis Langyintuo '12. The Red Dragons eventually slowed Skidmore down and battled back to tie it 10-10 with 9:03 left in the half. The Thoroughbreds responded with a 19-5 run to open the lead to 29-15 with 2:45 to play in the half. Skidmore's bench came through in the run with 13 of the 19 points scored by non-starters, including a pair of threes by John Mantas '12. Oneonta used two late baskets to cut the lead to nine, 29-20 at the half.
In the second half, Skidmore patiently extended the lead to 20 points to go up 57-37 with 6:10 to play. The Red Dragons used a 12-0 run to pull to within eight, 57-49, but that was as close as they would get. Donahue had seven of his team's 10 points in the late rally.
Mantas finished with nine points and three steals, while Langyintuo had six points, four blocks and seven rebounds.
Skidmore hits the road for the first time this season, traveling to William Paterson University for a 3 p.m. game Dec. 3.