Schalmont outlasted Cobleskill 44-40 in a battle atop the Colonial Council.
Schalmont came up with a final stanza push as they bested Cobleskill 15-7 as time wound down. After trailing 38-31 with 5:46 left in the contest the Sabres closed the game on a 13-2 run.
Cobleskill held a modest 1-point edge at the beginning of the second quarter.
The two squads struggled to grab a foothold as the teams went to the first half locker room break with Schalmont nudging ahead.
Cobleskill made a charge out of the break, after they trailed at the half, and took the lead 33-29 going into the last quarter. They used an 11-0 run in the last four minutes of the frame to go ahead.
Schalmont had a trio of players players in double figure scoring. Payton Graber paced Schalmont with 17 points. Haley Burchhardt contributed 13 points. Karissa Antoine had 12 points.
The Sabres knocked down 6 trey balls.
Payton Graber made 4 three-pointers.
Schalmont shot excellent from the charity stripe as they made 66.7%, 8 of 12.
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By Ed Bemiss