Pioneers Can't Hang On

The Alfred State men's basketball team led by 13 at half but was unable to hold on and fell 85-82 to Genesee CC in the final road contest of the season.  The Pioneers are now 7-20 overall and 2-11 in WNYAC play.

Pat Parker (Queens/Hillcrest) led the Pioneers with 28 points and nine rebounds.  Parker was 10 for 18 from the field.  DaQuan Allen (Brooklyn/Boys & Girls) chipped in 20 and nine assists, Alex Hall (Jamaica/Forest Hills) added 16 points and seven rebounds, and Dashino Charles (Elizabeth, NJ) had eight.

The Pioneers led 43-30 at half but the Cougars rallied and took a six point lead with under four minutes left in the contest.  The Pioneers cut it to 83-82 with 11 seconds left but couldn't get any closer.  GCC shot 58.3% from the field in the 2nd half and outscored Alfred State 55 to 39.

The blue & gold wrap up the season on Thursday when they host Jamestown CC in a 7:30 p.m. tilt.