Plattsburgh Rallies Past Men's Basketball, 69-60

Posted: January 28, 2005
BUFFALO, NY—Plattsburgh (12-5/7-2) outscored Buffalo State (7-10/2-7) 18-1 over the final 7:10 en route to a 69-60 victory in a SUNYAC game tonight at the Sports Arena.

Plattsburgh jumped out to a 12-2 lead to open the game, but the Bengals retaliated with a 19-2 run of its own and took a 36-31 advantage into the intermission. Buffalo State built its lead to 59-51 in the second half, before the Cardinals took over down the stretch. Plattsburgh scored 19 points of Bengals’ turnovers and hit 23-of-29 from the free throw line, to overcome 0-for-10 shooting from three-point range.

Curtis Smith (Brooklyn/Paul Robeson) led the Cardinals with 18 points, including knocking down 8-of-10 free throws, and had five assists. Kris Gibbs-Smith (Rochester/John Marshall) scored 17 points, and Jelani Simmons (Westbury/Westbury) had 13 points and 10 rebounds.

Gregg Jones (Syracuse/Nottingham) led the Bengals with 20 points. Freshman Dion Mozelle (Rego Park/Xaverian) had a career-high 15 points, and Jeremy Konst (Williamsville/Williamsville East) matched a career-best with nine assists and added five points.

Buffalo State will host SUNYIT tomorrow at 4 p.m.
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