Four Hoopsters Earn Honors

Four members of the Alfred State College men's basketball teams have earned postseason honors.  Dusty Marshall (Newfield) was named All-Region 1st team and All-WNYAC 1st team while Travis Brannen (Elmira Free) was a 3rd team selection to both the All-Region and All-WNYAC teams.  Dan Foley (Irondequoit) and Pat White (Warren, OH) were both selected honorable mention All-WNYAC.

Dusty Marshall - 2Marshall, a sophomore guard, led the Pioneers with a 14.1 points per game average (395 total points).  He also grabbed 6.6 rebounds per game (186 total) and passed out 4.4 assists per game (122 total).  He shot 47.2% from the field and 36.8% (46 for 125) from three point land.  He also led the team in free throw percentage (80.7%) by hitting 67 of 83 attempts.

Marshall scored in double-figures in 23 of the 28 games he played in for the 19-11 Pioneers.  His season high of 25 points came at home in a contest with Erie CC.  He also finished the year with six double-doubles.

For his career, Marshall finishes with 626 points (11 ppg), 306 rebounds (5.4 rpg), and 256 assists (4.5 apg).  He also connected on 72 career three-pointers.  The All-WNYAC honor is the second for Marshall as he was a honorable mention selection following his freshmen campaign.

Travis Brannen -2Brannen had a solid rookie season with the Pioneers in which he averaged 11.2 points per game (337 total) and 6.8 rebounds (205 total).  He shot 54.4% (147 for 270) from the field to lead the team in shooting percentage. 

Brannen came of age in the 2008 portion of the season by scoring in double-figures in 13 of the teams 15 games.  He tied a career high 22 points and 16 rebounds in a home win over JCC-Olean.  He also scored 22 versus Cuyahoga CC and had 21 points versus Niagara CCC and Mercyhurst North East.

Foley started 16 of the 29 games he played in during his first season on the basketball team after winning NJCAA All-American honors last season in outdoor track & field.  Foley finished the year averaging 7.8 points per game (226 total), 5 rebounds per game (146 total), and 2.1 assists per game (60 total).  He scored in double figures ten games and had a season high 30 points in a two-point win at Mercyhurst North East.

White played in 13 games all in the 2008 portion of the season and averaged 8.8 points (114 total) and 6.5 rebounds (85 total).  He shot 45% (49 for 109) from the field and finished in double figures in five contests.  He had a season high 17 points at Genesee CC and recorded 16 points at Jamestown CC.

The Pioneers advanced to the Region III Division II Tournament for the seventh time in head coach Jerry Jusianiec's nine years at Alfred State.