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Plattsburgh sweeps Middlebury in hoops doubleheader

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Men's Recap

There is something about the promise of a showdown with a NESCAC opponent that brings out the best in Plattsburgh State men's basketball player Edward Correa.

The sophomore out of the Bronx, N.Y., reset his career high by amassing a game-high 22 points on 6-of-13 shooting, helping the Cardinals close out their 2013-14 regular season non-conference schedule with a 63-47 victory over Middlebury at Pepin Gym on Tuesday night.

There is something about the promise of a showdown with a NESCAC opponent that brings out the best in Plattsburgh State men's basketball player Edward Correa.

Thanks to Correa's hot hand, the Cardinals improve their record to 7-2 while dropping the Panthers to 6-4. Since Tom Curle took over as the head coach for Plattsburgh State, only three other Cardinal teams have started the season 7-2 and each of those went on to win at least 20 games and make an appearance in the NCAA Tournament.

An exceptionally strong defensive effort by Plattsburgh State limited Middlebury to a 28.3 percent (17-of-60) field goal performance and the 43 point scored by the home squad proved to be its fewest since netting that exact same figure in a 56-43 setback against Rochester in the regional round of the NCAA Tournament back on March 7, 2008.

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Women's Recap

Whenever the Plattsburgh State women's basketball team found itself matching basketball wits against Middlebury College during the course of the past nine years, things haven't exactly panned out in the most positive manner for the Cardinals.

On Tuesday night, junior guard Brittany Marshall decided to change the Cardinals' fortunes in that particular SUNYAC-NESCAC series.

The Malone, N.Y., product came through with a game-high 19 points and was the only Plattsburgh State player to net over eight markers as the Cardinals hung on for a 58-54 victory over the Panthers at Pepin Gymnasium.

By securing the non-conference triumph, the Cardinals improve to 6-3, matching their best start through the first nine games of a season in the history of the program. The Panthers, meanwhile, slide to 4-6.

Courtesy: Plattsburgh Athletics

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