Pioneers Win at the Buzzer

Pat Parker (Queens/Hillcrest) hit a three-pointer as time expired to lift the Alfred State men's basketball team to a 58-56 victory over Monroe CC.  The victory snaps a Pioneers five game losing skid and improves the team to 7-18 (2-10 WNYAC).

Monroe led 56-55 and had possession of the ball with under 40 seconds left looking to add to their lead.  The Tribunes turned the ball over and gave Alfred State one last chance.  After getting the ball to half court and taking a timeout, Parker hit an off balance three with a hand in his face to earn the victory for the Pioneers as the horn rang to end the game.

The contest was a back and forth affair that featured eight ties.  MCC had two seven point leads including 48-41 in the 2nd half.

Parker finished the day with a game-high 23 points.  He was 8 for 11 from the foul line and his game-winning shot was his lone 3-pointer for the contest.  Rasheem Creech (Brooklyn/Transit Tech) finished with 12 and DaQuan Allen (Brooklyn/Boys & Girls) had 10.  The Pioneers were 16 for 19 from the foul line (11 for 12 in the 1st half).

Andre Armstrong led the Tribunes (16-11, 7-4 WNYAC) with 11 points while Kevin Marmolejos finished with 10.  The Tribunes shot 42.6% from the field and turned the ball over 21 times.

The Pioneers take on Lakeland (OH) CC on Saturday at 2 p.m. in their final non-conference contest of the season. 

Newspaper Box Score
Monroe CC vs Alfred State College
2/16/12 7:30 p.m. at Orvis Activities Center
At Orvis Activities Center
ALFRED STATE COLLEGE 58, MONROE CC 56
MONROE CC (16-11, 7-4)
Andre Armstrong 3-9 2-2 11; Kevin Marmolejos 4-9 0-1 10; Algeron Torrance
4-4 1-1 9; Eddie Callender 3-10 0-0 6; Kenny Johnson 2-4 0-0 6; Arnold Fripp
Jr 3-4 0-1 6; Andre Phillips 1-2 0-0 2; Isaiah Jefferson 1-5 0-0 2; Jahvari
Josiah 1-2 0-0 2; Marcus Feagin 1-3 0-0 2; Mike Wilson 0-2 0-0 0. Totals
23-54 3-5 56.
ALFRED STATE COLLEGE (7-18, 2-10)
Parker, Patrick 7-17 8-11 23; Creech, Rasheem 4-8 0-0 12; Allen, DaQuan 2-6
6-6 10; Charles, Dashino 2-5 0-0 4; Stein, Thomas 1-3 2-2 4; Brown, Kennan
1-3 0-0 3; Hall, Alex 1-9 0-0 2. Totals 18-51 16-19 58.
Monroe CC.....................   28   28  -   56
Alfred State College..........   26   32  -   58
3-point goals--Monroe CC 7-24 (Andre Armstrong 3-7; Kenny Johnson 2-3; Kevin
Marmolejos 2-5; Arnold Fripp Jr 0-1; Isaiah Jefferson 0-4; Mike Wilson 0-2;
Eddie Callender 0-2), Alfred State College 6-17 (Creech, Rasheem 4-7; Brown,
Kennan 1-2; Parker, Patrick 1-3; Hall, Alex 0-3; Allen, DaQuan 0-2). Fouled
out--Monroe CC-None, Alfred State College-None. Rebounds--Monroe CC 33
(Kenny Johnson 6; Isaiah Jefferson 6), Alfred State College 34 (Stein,
Thomas 7; Hall, Alex 7). Assists--Monroe CC 16 (Kenny Johnson 7), Alfred
State College 9 (Allen, DaQuan 3; Parker, Patrick 3). Total fouls--Monroe CC
16, Alfred State College 11. Technical fouls--Monroe CC-None, Alfred State
College-None.