“It wasn’t a perfect two halves of basketball but, our defense was solid throughout and that set the tone of things and was really the difference in the game.”
Trailing by as many 22 points early in the second half, Brockport continued to battle and threatened to make a game of it over the final 10 minutes of play.
Cecilia Sigrist, who had an outstanding all-around game, ignited the rally with 11 of her team-high 20 points in the second half of play. Sigrist also pulled down a game-high 10 rebounds to lead the Golden Eagles (6-16, 3-12 SUNYAC).
The Cardinals were able to regroup in time to stave off the rally, made several key stops on defense and coasted over the final minutes to a solid double-digit win.
Plattsburgh (10-11, 6-8 SUNYAC) now moves on to host Geneseo this afternoon. The Cardinals and Blue Knights are scheduled to tip off at Memorial Hall at 2 p.m.
Plattsburgh State 51. Brockport 39
Byrnes 1-2-4; Grinnell 1-0-3; Story 2-0-4; Fordyce 1-0-2; Sigrist 7-6-20; Battaglia 0-0-0; Cunningham 0-0-0; Johnson 0-0-0; Piniewski 0-0-0; Marshall 0-0-0; Fortney 2-0-4; Stucko 0-0-0. Totals: 14-10-39.
Plattsburgh State (51)
Marshall 8-2-23; Green 1-0-2; Paul 1-1-3; Payne 2-1-5; Cassidy 3-0-8; Lloyd 1-0-2; Reifinger 2-0-4; Nucaro 2-0-4; Adedapo0-0-0; Lewis 0-0-0. Totals: 20-4-51.
Halftime: Plattsburgh State 34-19.
3-point goals: Brockport (1) Grinnell. Plattsburgh State (7) Marshall 5, Cassidy 2.