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Lady Pioneers Win Delhi Title

Destiny Brito (Manhattan/Park West) hit a three-pointer with under two minutes left that broke a tie and helped lead the Alfred State women's basketball team to a 64-59 victory over host SUNY Delhi in the championship game of the Delhi Tournament. The Pioneers improve to 3-0 on the year.

Destiny Brito (Manhattan/Park West) hit a three-pointer with under two minutes left that broke a tie and helped lead the Alfred State women's basketball team to a 64-59 victory over host SUNY Delhi in the championship game of the Delhi Tournament.  The Pioneers improve to 3-0 on the year.

Karley Fanning (Rochester/Bishop Kearney) was named the tournament MVP after leading the Pioneers with 23 points.  Fanning had 17 points in the Lady Pioneers opening round victory over Sullivan County CC on Saturday.

She was joined on the all-tournament team by Briana Meehan (Whites

Lady Pioneers Advance to Delhi Finals

The Alfred State women's basketball team breezed by Sullivan County CC 61-30 to advance to the SUNY Delhi Tournament finals. The Lady Pioneers are now 2-0 on the year.

The Alfred State women's basketball team breezed by Sullivan County CC 61-30 to advance to the SUNY Delhi Tournament finals.  The Lady Pioneers are now 2-0 on the year.

Haley Witchella (Oxford) led the way with 19 while Karley Fanning (Rochester/Bishop Kearney) added 17.  Briana Meehan chipped in eight as ten of the 11 Lady Pioneers that dressed scored.

The blue & gold advance to the Delhi tournament finals for the 3rd straight year and will take on the winner of SUNY Delhi and Finger Lakes CC 1st round contest tomorrow at 2 p.m.

Lady Pioneers win Season Opener

The Alfred State women's basketball team opened up the 2012-13 season with a 57-43 victory over Broome CC.

The Alfred State women's basketball team opened up the 2012-13 season with a 57-43 victory over Broome CC.

Karley Fanning (Rochester/Bishop Kearney) led the way with 13 points while Haley Witchella (Oxford) recorded a double-double with 10 points and 13 boards.  Destiny Brito (Manhattan/Park West) finished with nine points, nine boards, and five assists, Eleasha Wiggins (Brooklyn/Bedford Academy) had eight points off the bench, and Briana Meehan (Whitesville) chipped in six.

The Lady Pioneers led 25-17 at half.  They expanded their lead to 20 in the 2nd half before B

Witchella and Phelan Named Fr. Athletes of the Year

Haley Witchella (Oxford Academy) of the Alfred State women's basketball team and Keegan Phelan (East Aurora) who played on both the football and lacrosse teams were honored as the athletic department's Freshman Athletes of the Year.

Freshman Athletes of the YearHaley Witchella (Oxford Academy) of the Alfred State women's basketball team and Keegan Phelan (East Aurora) who played on both the football and lacrosse teams were honored as the athletic department's Freshman Athletes of the Year.

Freligh, Chambers, and Johnson Named Sportsmanship Award Winners

Alfred State softball player Shelby Freligh (Auburn/Union Springs), women's basketball player Carriola Chambers (Manhattan/Facing History), and football player Colter Johnson (Warren, PA) were named the recipients of the Daniel J. Neverett Sportsmanship at the athletic department's annual award ceremony.

Alfred State softball player Shelby Freligh (Auburn/Union Springs), women's basketball player Carriola Chambers (Manhattan/Facing History), and football player Colter Johnson (Warren, PA) were named the recipients of the Daniel J. Neverett Sportsmanship at the athletic department's annual award ceremony.

Witchella Named All-American

Alfred State women's basketball player Haley Witchella (Oxford Academy) has been named a 2nd team NJCAA Division II All-American. Witchella is the fifth Lady Pioneer since 2007 to earn All-American honors (Brittney Brooks - 2009, Anthia Smith & Tiffany McLaughlin - 2008, and Nichole Tyler - 2007).

Alfred State women's basketball player Haley Witchella (Oxford Academy) has been named a 2nd team NJCAA Division II All-American.  Witchella is the fifth Lady Pioneer since 2007 to earn All-American honors (Brittney Brooks - 2009, Anthia Smith & Tiffany McLaughlin - 2008, and Nichole Tyler - 2007).

Witchella Named Player of the Year, Boyd Coach of the Year

The Alfred State women's basketball team took home the top two honors at the Region III Division II Tournament. Haley Witchella (Oxford Academy) was named the RIII DII Player of the Year and Gina Boyd was named the Coach of the Year.

The Alfred State women's basketball team took home the top two honors at the Region III Division II Tournament.  Haley Witchella (Oxford Academy) was named the RIII DII Player of the Year and Gina Boyd was named the Coach of the Year.  Sophomores Camille Romero (Queens Village), Amie Brooks (Pavilion), and Nuri Bey (Bronx/HS of Computers & Technology) were also honored with spots on the All-Region team.

Cold Shooting Dooms Lady Pioneers

The Alfred State women's basketball team could never get the offense going and fell 58-49 to Jamestown CC in the Region III Division II semifinals.  The 49 points tied the team's season low.

The Alfred State women's basketball team could never get the offense going and fell 58-49 to Jamestown CC in the Region III Division II semifinals.  The 49 points tied the team's season low.

The Lady Pioneers shot just 18.4% from the field in the 1st half and trailed 23-16 at the break.  The offense picked up for Alfred State but the team could never climb closer than six points in the 2nd half.  JCC led by as many as 14.

Witchella Adds Another Honor

Alfred State freshmen forward Haley Witchella (Oxford Academy) has earned another honor after a solid week for the Lady Pioneers. Withcella was named the NJCAA DII women's basketball player of the week.

Alfred State freshmen forward Haley Witchella (Oxford Academy) has earned another honor after a solid week for the Lady Pioneers.  Witchella was named the NJCAA DII women's basketball player of the week.

Witchella 15 for 25 (1 for 1 from three) and scored a career high 34 points in the Lady Pioneers 86-74 victory over Genesee CC.  She also grabbed 26 rebounds (14 offensive) and blocked six shots. 

Witchella and Peet Named Athletes of the Week

Haley Witchella (Oxford Academy) and Tyler Peet (Unadilla Valley) have been named the Alfred State athletes of the week by the SID office.

Haley Witchella (Oxford Academy) and Tyler Peet (Unadilla Valley) have been named the Alfred State athletes of the week by the SID office.

Witchella recorded two double-doubles in the Lady Pioneers victories this week.  She scored 34 points, grabbed 26 rebounds, and blocked six shots in a win at Genesee CC and recorded 12 points, 16 rebounds, and three blocks in a win vs. Jamestown CC.  Withchella is averaging 16.8 ppg this season and 11.1 rpg for the 18-8 Lady Pioneers.

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