MBB: Wildcats Advance to NEAC Final Four With Quarterfinal Win Over Cobleskill.

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Photo Credit: Cottonwood Studios (cottonwoodstudioscny.com)

Marcy, N.Y. - The SUNY Poly men's basketball team took care of business on Tuesday night, earning a convincing 21 point win over Cobleskill in the NEAC Quarterfinal. The Wildcats worked their way to a narrow lead at the half, but caught fire in the second half extending their lead thanks to some solid shooting and tenacious defense.


The Wildcats were led by the typical cast of players. Josh Gregory (Whitesboro, N.Y.) scored in bulk, droping a game high 23 points in the win. He had his 13th double-double, recording a season high 18 rebounds in the game. Redell Freeman (Rochester, N.Y.) was just an assist shy of a double-double, dishing out nine assists and scoring 19 points. The Wildcats grew their lead to a high point of 23 points late in the second half. The Wildcats closed out the last 13 minutes of the game with a 33-16 run to punch their ticket to the NEAC Final Four.


  • The Wildcats had three players with double digit scoring totals. Josh Gregory had 23, Redell Freeman had 19, and Tyshaun Copper (Brooklyn, N.Y.) had 10.
  • Jake Kulakowski (Brewerton, N.Y.) scored eight points in the win, including the highlight play of the game. The junior slammed home a beautiful alley-oop pass from Redell Freeman midway through the first half.
  • Peyton Griffiths (Milford, N.Y.) picked an opportune time to record a season high 11 rebounds. The senior scored four points and two assists to go with his 11 boards.
  • Josh Gregory had his fingerprints all over the game. The sophomore had a game high three blocks, a game hig 18 rebounds, and a game high 23 points.
  • Daniel Owens and Dashown Nelson each scored 12 points for Cobleskill. Owens had eight rebounds and two steals. Nelson had five rebounds and two blocks.


The Wildcats will hit the road for the NEAC Final Four, hosted by Morrisville State. The Wildcats were announced as the #3 seed in the tournament, meaning that they will match up with the #2 seeded Lancaster Bible Chargers in the semi-final round. The Wildcats will take on the Chargers at Morrisville State at 4:00 PM on Saturday, February 23rd. The winner will advance to the NEAC Championship Game on Sunday.  


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