Pioneers fall in tight contest

The Alfred State College men's basketball team dropped a tight contest at the CC of Rhode Island, 74-69 on Saturday afternoon.  The Knights scored seven of the games final nine points in the last minute to break a 67-67 tie.  Alfred falls to 8-4 on the year while CCRI improves to 8-4.

Dusty Marshall (Newfield) led the Blue and Gold with 21 points, including four three-pointers.  Travis Brannen (Elmira Free) and Dan Foley (Irondequoit) each finished with 11.

CCRI held a 38-37 lead at half.

The Pioneers wrap up their New England trip on Sunday with a battle at Dean College.  Tip-off is scheduled for 2 p.m.