Thanks to 10 first-half points from Barron, Skaneateles actually led 20-19 early in the second quarter. From there, though, Cortland took over, outscoring the Lakers 33-9 until the end of the third period.
As Barron cooled down, none of his teammates could offer consistent production, though Atkinson, McQuiggan and Gardner earned six points apiece.
The Purple Tigers put four players in double figures as Brandon Babcock led with 14 points, with Qwuhail Barlow adding 13 points and Jon Prior and J.P. Reagan each earning 10 points.
For the next two weeks, the Lakers get to stay at home, starting Tuesday with a game against Cazenovia and continuing Friday against long-time rival Marcellus.