Bengals need overtime to take down?Blue Devils, 68-64

The Fredonia State women’s basketball team suffered an overtime loss, 68-64, against Buffalo State on Tuesday evening.

Grace Moore (Fredonia) and Jaimie Warren led the Devils with 17 points apiece. Moore added a team-high four assists and Warren added eight rebounds and three steals. The Devils now stand at 6-10 in the SUNYAC, and 11-11 overall. The loss eliminated the Devils from post-season consideration.

Buffalo State (8-8 SUNYAC, 12-11 overall) was paced by Olivia Luciani with 13 points, and Ashley Wallace with 12. Shay Jackson added nine rebounds.

The first half found Buffalo State up 19-15. Neither team was separated by more than four points during the period.

Buffalo State’s Mariah Norris converted a layup to start the second half. The Devils then went on an 11-4 run to take their first lead of the game, 26-25. Moore scored seven points over the spurt.

From there, the game would see nine lead changes in a back-and-forth second half.

The Devils’ largest lead of the half 42-39, came right at the midpoint following a Jenna Austin (Cherry Creek/Pine Valley) layup.

The Devils’ last lead of the half came following an Austin free throw to make it 46-45 with just under seven minutes to play.

With the Devils down three, 56-53, in the final minute, Becky Hebert sank a pair of free throws to make it a one-point game.

Following a timeout, the Devils fouled Buffalo State’s Kelly Kell, who missed the one-and-one.

The Devils got the rebound and a chance to win the game.

After a Buffalo State missed shot, Austin was fouled in the act of rebounding with 6.2 seconds. She made the first of two free throws to tie the game at 56. Buffalo State’s Kala Crawford missed a long jumper as time expired to force overtime.

Buffalo State outscored the Devils 12-8 in the overtime period to claim the victory.

The Devils’ final home game is this Friday vs. Geneseo. They wrap up the season the following night at Brockport.