Pioneers suffer first WNYAC loss

All five starters on the Alfred State College men's basketball team finished in double-figures but Genesee CC hit 12-three pointers en route to a 88-80 victory.  ASC falls to 14-5 (3-1 WNYAC) while GCC improves to 8-11.

Dusty Marshall (Newfield) led A-State with 18 points and 10 rebounds while Travis Brannen (Elmira Free) added 18 points and seven rebounds.  Pat White (Warren, OH) chipped in 17 points and nine rebounds, Cerrone Jackson (Forrest Hills) added 11 points and six assists, and Dan Foley (Irondequoit) finished with 10 points and seven boards.

ASC led 44-43 at half.  The Blue and Gold shot 45.3% from the field, 38.5% from three, and 63.6% from the charity stripe. 

Boris Calhoun led the Cougars with 24 points while Panyon Makur chipped in 22 points.  Josh Henderson added 16 and Reid Houston recorded a double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds.

GCC shot 41.9% from the field, 42.9% (12 for 28) from three, and 87.5% (12 for 14 in the 2nd half) from the foul line.  The Cougars also held a 46 to 42 advantage on the boards.

A-State takes on Niagara CCC on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at the Orvis Activities Center.