Lady Pioneers wrap up '07 with victory

The Alfred State College women's basketball team wrapped up the the 2007 portion with a hard fought 78-71 victory over SUNY Orange.  The Lady Pioneers have three straight and eight of their last nine and are 9-3 on the year.

Tiffany McLaughlin (Wellsville) led A-State with 23 points while Anthia Smith (Elmira Free) recorded her ninth double-double with 22 points and 18 rebounds.  Sherelle Brooks (Elmira Free) had a huge game with eight points, 13 assists, and nine rebounds. 

Kelly Vaughan led Orange and all scorers with 30 points and 13 rebounds.  Chelsea Gallagher chipped in nine while Carlie Moore and Jennifer Stefanowicz each finished with eight points.

Alfred led 38-29 at halftime.  Orange cut it to 46-43 but the Lady Pioneers responded with a 12-0 run to take control of the contest.  ASC shot 39.2% from the field (31 for 79) and 72.7% from the foul line (16 for 22) while the Colts shot 40% from the field (28 for 70), 41.7% from three (5 for 12), and 58.8% from the line (10 for 17).

The Lady Pioneers will not return to action for another month.  They open up play in 2008 with a 2 p.m. contest on January 20 versus the JV squad from Medaille College.