Pioneers Drop Another Close One

The Alfred State men's basketball team dropped their sixth game in 2012 by ten points or less on Saturday, 87-80 at Niagara CCC.  The Pioneers are now 6-17 overall and 1-9 in WNYAC play.

The Pioneers trailed by just three at half, 37-34, but the Thunderwolves extended the lead to as many as 17 in the 2nd half before the Pioneers mounted a comeback that cut the lead to as little as seven.

Pat Parker (Queens/Hillcrest) hit six of his seven 3-point attempts and led the blue & gold with 31 points.  Alex Hall continued his solid play as of late with 21 points and seven rebounds while DaQuan Allen (Brooklyn/Boys & Girls) and Thomas Stein (Caledonia Mumford) each finished with eight points.  The Pioneers shot 47.3% from the field and 41.4% from three.

Jacob Hughes led four Thunderwolves in double figures with 18 points.  NCCC shot 56.4% from the field.

The Pioneers continue their three game road trip on Tuesday with a 7:30 p.m. contest at Mercyhurst North East.

Newspaper Box Score
Alfred State College vs Niagara CCC(M)
02/11/12 3 p.m. at NCCC Gymnasium, Sanborn, N.Y.
At NCCC Gymnasium, Sanborn, N.Y.
NIAGARA CCC(M) 87, ALFRED STATE COLLEGE 80
ALFRED STATE COLLEGE (6-17, 1-9 WNYAC)
Parker, Patrick 10-15 5-7 31; Hall, Alex 7-22 2-2 21; Allen, DaQuan 3-4 2-2
8; Stein, Thomas 3-4 2-2 8; Pole, Vaughn 2-3 2-2 7; Creech, Rasheem 1-7 1-2
3; Charles, Dashino 0-0 2-2 2; Brown, Kennan 0-0 0-0 0; Koyama, Shohei 0-0
0-0 0. Totals 26-55 16-19 80.
NIAGARA CCC(M)
Hughes, Jacob 8-9 0-0 18; Kazmierczak, Vince 5-8 4-6 17; Johnson, Isaiah 4-6
4-5 14; Joseph, Lorenzo 5-10 0-0 12; Batista, Mike 4-6 0-0 9; Mathews,
Jerome 1-3 3-6 6; Vandegriff, Conner 3-4 0-0 6; Morreale, Marc 1-5 1-2 3;
Truesdell, Tyler 0-1 2-2 2; Jones, Charles 0-0 0-0 0; Udezeh, Chiedozie 0-1
0-0 0; Pascucci, Dave 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 31-55 14-21 87.
Alfred State College..........   34   46  -   80
Niagara CCC(M)................   37   50  -   87
3-point goals--Alfred State College 12-29 (Parker, Patrick 6-7; Hall, Alex
5-15; Pole, Vaughn 1-2; Creech, Rasheem 0-5), Niagara CCC(M) 11-20
(Kazmierczak, Vince 3-4; Joseph, Lorenzo 2-4; Hughes, Jacob 2-3; Johnson,
Isaiah 2-2; Mathews, Jerome 1-3; Batista, Mike 1-1; Pascucci, Dave 0-1;
Morreale, Marc 0-2). Fouled out--Alfred State College-None, Niagara
CCC(M)-Johnson, Isaiah. Rebounds--Alfred State College 27 (Hall, Alex 7),
Niagara CCC(M) 31 (Johnson, Isaiah 7). Assists--Alfred State College 13
(Parker, Patrick 4), Niagara CCC(M) 18 (Kazmierczak, Vince 5). Total
fouls--Alfred State College 20, Niagara CCC(M) 20. Technical fouls--Alfred
State College-Parker, Patrick, Niagara CCC(M)-None.