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Throwback Thursday

Thursday, March 16th, 2017
Dr. Lonnie Smith played the OCC Legends of Jazz Series in 2011.

Dr. Lonnie Smith played the OCC Legends of Jazz Series in 2011.

New Coach, New Backcourt: No Problem

Monday, March 6th, 2017
Coach Erik Saroney

Coach Erik Saroney

The season is over, but not the accolades. Coach Erik Saroney (above) led SUNY OCC to a 28-5 record and was named NJCAA Region III Coach of the Year.

Tyler Sullivan and his backcourt mate Quantae Elijah (both freshmen) also received post-season awards. Sullivan was injured in Saturday’s victory over Corning Community College, but unable to play in Sunday’s loss to Herkimer Community College.

Ty and Tae…Coming at You All Day

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017
Tyler Sullivan

Tyler Sullivan

Who knew Henninger and Liverpool could blend so well.

It has been fun to watch the progressive chemistry between the SUNY OCC duo of Quantae Elijah (Henninger) and Tyler Sullivan (Liverpool). These days they go together like beans and cornbread.

The game narrative goes something like this: Sullivan swishes from deep (as well as getting to the line often) while Elijah plays ball hawk on the opposing point guard and keeps pressure on the defense by constantly driving to the bucket.

Last night, the freshman guards combined for 43 points in the teams 97-95 victory over Hudson Valley Community College. Four other players also finished in double figures.

The OCC backcourt logged a lot of minutes for coach Erik Saroney (40 minutes for Sullivan and 34 for Elijah), but the victory and rest will be short-lived; their next game will be a NJCAA regional game on Saturday.

Quantae Elijah

Quantae Elijah

SIF Scene (notable people, places and events): Trend Setters

Monday, February 13th, 2017
Danielle Yates (from Buff State) and Sydni Euri (Del State) bring transfer style and swagger to the SUNY OCC Lady Lazers.

Danielle and Sydni could be runway models, but they are actually transfer students who will play ball next year for SUNY OCC’s Lady Lazers. They led the cheers from the bench during a recent game and did it with style and swagger.

Week in Review (OCC defeats Broome)

Sunday, February 12th, 2017

Game of the Week from Syracuse in Focus on Vimeo.

Information Gateway

Saturday, February 11th, 2017
This used to the periodical and reference section of the SUNY OCC library.  It is now a gateway/corridor to the new library.

This used to the periodical and reference section of the SUNY OCC library. It is now a gateway/corridor to the new library.

Once, Twice, Three Times a Lazer

Thursday, February 9th, 2017
OCC guard Morgan Deland

OCC forward Morgan Deland had 12 points and 9 boards

The SUNY OCC Lady Lazers continue to impress. They feature a stifling 3/4 court press and quickly move the ball with a UCLA/flex -type offense. The stat from last night’s game that stood out, however was that the three players pictured out scored the entire SUNY Broome Community College squad 42-38.

The final score was OCC 81 and Broome 38.

The team is now 21-3 overall, and undefeated in conference play. Their next game is against Jefferson Community  College.

OCC forward Sam Britton

OCC forward Sam Britton had 16

OCC guard Jordan Vaught

OCC guard Jordan Vaught neted 14 (and also had 8 assists)

Lincoln Hill to Onondaga Hill

Thursday, February 9th, 2017
Shemere Elliot went 7 for 7 from the field last night and scored 16 points.

Shemere Elliot went 7 for 7 from the field last night, and scored 16 points.

Former Henninger coach Erik Saroney won over 200 games in Section III, including multiple championships. He has put together a great inaugural season on the other Hill behind an uptempo, pressing style that has become a trademark of his former clubs.

Behind local standouts such as Tyler Sullivan, James Walker and Quantae Elijah, OCC is now 20-6 overall and 6-2 in conference.  They defeated SUNY Broome Community College last night 111-65. Their next game is against Jefferson Community College on Friday.

Former Henninger coach Erik Saroney has put together a great inaugural season on the other Hill.

Coach Erik Saroney

 

James Walker finished with 16 points and 8 rebounds.

James Walker finished with 16 points and 8 rebounds.

Fan to Fantastic

Sunday, December 4th, 2016
Tyler Sullivan at the Peppino's Tournament cheering on his old team.

Tyler Sullivan, the fan, cheers on his old team on Saturday.

Former Liverpool guard Tyler Sullivan was in the stands to cheer on his former team at the Peppino’s Tournament last night. Liverpool was thumped by Ludden in front of a packed crowd.

Today, however, Sullivan came to ball. The Onondaga Community College freshman played a solid floor game and stuffed the stat sheet with a 19 point performance in 29 minutes of action. He shot 56 percent from the field, including 2 of 4 from three, and 78 percent from the line. He also added five assists and five steals. Quantae Elijah poured in 20 points as well.

Tyler Sullivan (the baller) takes it to the hole for two in the second half of today's game at OCC.

Tyler Sullivan (the baller) drives to the hoop on Sunday.

The OCC Men defeated Clinton Community College 90-56, which put a cap on a great weekend of sports action in Syracuse, but the bigger story may have occured earlier in the day when the Lady Lazers shut down Clinton 104-30.

Dishing an assist

Dishing an assist

SIF Scene (notable people, places and events)

Sunday, December 4th, 2016
OCC Men's Basketball Coach Erik Saroney and Henninger High Boys Basketball Coach Gil Spaights at the Peppino's Tournament on Saturday evening.

Good Knights: OCC Men’s Basketball Coach Erik Saroney (left) and Henninger High Boys Basketball Coach Gil Spaights had a mini reunion at the Peppino’s Tournament on Saturday evening before the Henninger v. Horseheads contest at OCC. Both men are in their inaugural seasons.  Spaights was an assistant coach when Sarnony was at Henninger.