FSU basketball home this weekend

The Fredonia State basketball teams entertain Potsdam on Friday and Plattsburgh on Saturday in a pair of SUNYAC basketball doubleheaders at the Steele Hall Fieldhouse.

Game times are 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. today, and 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. on Saturday, with the women’s game the first of the doubleheader each day.

This is the start of the second round of the SUNYAC schedule. Both Fredonia State teams have nine conference games left.

The Blue Devil women enter the weekend in eighth place, one game behind three teams tied for fifth. Buffalo State, Oneonta, and Cortland are 4-5 each. The Blue Devils are 3-6, followed by Brockport at 3-7

The top six teams make the playoffs.

Junior guard Becky Hebert continues to lead the SUNYAC at 20.2 points per game. She entered the week averaging 20.7 points per game, ranked No. 10 in NCAA Division III. Junior forward Jaimie Warren leads Fredonia State in rebounding (7.9) and is second in scoring (11.8).

The Fredonia State men face more of an uphill battle. At 1-8 in SUNYAC, the men are three full games out of the sixth and final playoff spot.

Junior forward Tyrone Clark leads the Blue Devils in five statistical categories – points, rebounds, assists, blocks, and steals. At 12.3 points per game, he’s one of three players averaging in double figures. Senior guard Amir Billups and senior forward Dalton Kashmer (South Dayton) are the others, at 11.7 and 10.0, respectively.

When the teams last met in early December, the Blue Devil women lost at Plattsburgh, 79-50, then won at Potsdam, 68-40. The Blue Devil men were swept in the North Country, 72-58 at Plattsburgh, and 78-54 at Potsdam.

Track and Field

Women compete Friday, men

Saturday at BU Terrier Invitational

BOSTON, Mass. – Fredonia State track & field athletes will compete in large fields and against many Division I and Division II schools over two days at the Boston University Terrier Invitational.

Today’s schedule is devoted to women’s events, starting at 2 p.m., with the men’s distance medley relay the lone exception. The remaining men’s events are Saturday, starting at 10:45 a.m., with the women’s distance medley relay also on the schedule.

Fredonia State women’s runners are entered in the 60-meter high hurdles, the 60 meters, the 200 meters, the 400 meters, the 800 meters, the mile, the 3,000 meters, the 5,000 meters, and the distance medley relay. There are also Blue Devils entered in the long jump, high jump, the triple jump, the shot put, and the 20-pound weight throw.

Blue Devil men are scheduled to run in the DMR, the 60-meter high hurdles, the 60 meters, the 200, the 400, the 800, the mile, the 5,000 meters, and the 4×400 meter relay. Field athletes will participate in the long jump, the high jump, the triple jump, and the 35-pound weight throw.

Fredonia State athletes will be facing some of the largest, if not the largest, fields of the indoor season. Fields range from 43 in the women’s triple jump to 245 in the men’s 200 meters.