The Fredonia and Brockport women’s basketball teams carved out their own little pieces of history last week.
Fredonia locked up third place in the final SUNYAC standings, established a team record with 18 wins, and earned the chance to host its first-ever postseason game Tuesday. The Blue Devils welcomed in Brockport, which was making its first playoff appearance since the 2010-11 season.
It also meant a matchup of two former area stars, Fredonia’s Sabrina Macaulay (Newark) and Brockport’s Olivia Suhr (Brockport). It took a highlight-reel performance by Macaulay for the Blue Devils to get past the Golden Eagles 89-81 in overtime.
Macaulay needed 29 points to hit the 1,000 plateau. The senior did that and more, scoring a career-high 33 points, pulling down nine rebounds, blocking six shots and handing out four assists.
Suhr also made her presence felt in the paint, finishing with 10 points and a game-high 15 rebounds while coping with foul trouble. The Golden Eagles will lose Suhr to graduation in the spring, but Lindsay Johnson (Waterloo) could be primed to fill the gap in the paint. The sophomore appeared in 13 games this year after playing as a freshman at Oswego.
Macaulay, Suhr and Johnson are all former Finger Lakes Times Fab 5 selections. Suhr and Johnson were Player of the Year picks; Suhr earned the honor in 2010. Johnson shared it with teammate Laura Deming in 2013.
Macaulay was named SUNYAC Player of the Week to cap the regular season. She posted a then-career-high 29 points and added 10 rebounds in a win over Oneonta and added 15 points in the Devils’ victory over SUNYAC leader New Paltz. It was the second time this year that she captured Player of the Week honors.
Brockport secured a playoff spot on the final day of the regular season. The Golden Eagles’ win over Postdam, paired with Geneseo’s victory over Plattsburgh, clinched the No. 6 spot. Suhr contributed 17 points and seven rebounds to the win. Brockport also clinched its first winning season since the 2008-09 campaign.
Suhr finished second in the SUNYAC in scoring during the regular season (16.6), second in blocks (2.2) and third in rebounding (9.0). Macaulay was fifth in scoring (15.7) and rebounding (8.6). She also led the conference in field goal percentage (.571) while Suhr was second (.532).
Reeves starts strong
Ben Reeves (Palmyra-Macedon) is picking up where he left off last year for the Yale men’s lacrosse team. The sophomore piled up four goals and three assists to lead the Bulldogs to a 17-7 season-opening win over UMass-Lowell.
Reeves claimed Ivy League Rookie of the Year honors last season after accumulating 25 goals and 18 assists. He was named to the preseason All-America third-team by Inside Lacrosse.
Voigt gets first point
Brady Voigt (Penn Yan) registered the first point of his Syracuse lacrosse career in an 18-5 win over Siena to start the season. Voigt, who attended prep school at Salisbury last year, set up teammate Devin Shewell for a goal in the fourth quarter.
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