Defeat the undefeated…

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The Onondaga Community College men’s basketball team outlasted Corning Community College in overtime on Saturday after winning 102-98 in a road Mid-State Athletic Conference contest.

Onondaga has now won three straight games and is 13-10 overall and 5-2 in MSAC play. The loss marks Corning’s first conference defeat of the season as the Red Barons drop to 15-7 overall and 7-1 in conference action.

Despite trailing Corning 77-62 with just over five minutes left in the game, the Lazers would use a late game surge to force overtime. Onondaga finished regulation on a 24-9 run to tie the score at 86 points apiece.

Looking to build on their momentum, the Lazers would out-score Corning 16-12 in the extra period, ultimately defeating the Red Barons by four. The victory gave Onondaga a season split with the Corning after an 82-69 home defeat on January 10.

The Lazers were led by a balanced scoring attack on the day with five different players finishing with double-digit scoring marks. Lloyd Parkmond eclipsed the 20-point mark for the seventh time this season, finishing with 24 on the day. The sophomore leads the team in scoring for the season, averaging 16.8 points per game.

Furthermore, an 18 point performance by Trevor Smith to go along with a 17 point game by teammate Kameron DiSanto was critical to Onondaga’s offensive success against Corning. Also getting in on the action for the Lazers was Kyle Kline who converted on two 3-points, leading to his 12 points in the game.

Sophomore Michael Scott was a force inside for Onondaga as he was able to contribute his fourth double-double of the season after posting 12 points and 11 rebounds.

The Lazers will go for their fourth straight win at 7 p.m. on Tuesday when they take on MSAC opponent SUNY Broome at home in the SRC Arena and Events Center.

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