Seniors Go Out In Style by Upsetting Genesee
The five seniors at Alfred State College made their last home game at the Orvis Activities Center a memorable with a 64-59 victory over #9 Genesee CC on Thursday evening. With the win the Lady Pioneers improve to 16-8 (7-4 WNYAC & 7-2 Region III Division II) while the Lady Cougars fall to 20-4 (8-3 WNYAC & 8-1 Region III Division II).
Senior Tiffany McLaughlin (Wellsville) led all scorers with 24 points on 8 for 24 shooting. She added eight boards. It was McLaughlin's 11th game of the season with over 20 points. Senior Anthia Smith (Elmira Free) recorded her 18th double-double of the season and sixth straight finishing with 20 points and 13 rebounds.
Sarah Flint (Westmoreland) was also tough in her final game chipping in seven points and seven rebounds. Sherelle Brooks (Elmira Free) passed out a game-high eight assists.
DeShanna Pierce and Erica Austin each scored 12 points off the bench to lead the Cougars. Quiana Holman added eight points while Ariel Smith finished with seven.
Alfred State held the lead most of the way but Genesee tied the game at 54-54 with 5:40 remaining. The Pioneers responded with a 8 to 2 run in the next five minutes to push the lead to six. Austin hit a three to pull within three but the Cougars couldn't get any closer. Smith hit two foul shots in the closing seconds to put the game out of reach.
Genesee held a 60 to 55 advantage on the boards including a 25 to 16 advantage on the offesensive glass. ASC shot 32.3% for the game while GCC shot just 28.4%.
The Lady Pioneers wrap up the regular season on Saturday with a road trip to Niagara CCC. Tip-off is scheduled for 1 p.m.