Alfred State's 13 to 2 run in the final four minutes fell just short as the Lady Pioneers fell 55-54 to Lakeland (OH) CC on Sunday afternoon. A-State trailed 53-41 with 3:55 remaining before going on their run to close within one. ASC falls to 1-2 on the year while Lakeland improves to 4-0 (all wins versus WNYAC competition).
The Lady Pioneers got the ball back with five seconds remaining after a Lakeland shot clock violation but couldn't get a shot off before the buzzer.
Ariana Williams led Lakeland with 14 points while Ashlee Spencer finished with 13 points and 19 rebounds. The Lady Lakers shot 24.7% (19 for 77) from the field, 22.7% (5 for 22) from three, and 52.2% (12 for 23) from the line.
Tiffany McLaughlin (Wellsville) and Anthia Smith (Elmira Free) each finished with double-doubles for the Lady Pioneers. McLaughlin led all scorers with 17 points and added 12 rebounds while Smith had 14 points and grabbed 18 rebounds. ASC shot 24.3% (18 for 74) from the field, 12.5% (2 for 16) from three, and 69.6% (16 for 23) from the line. The Lady Pioneers held a 65 to 60 advantage on the boards.
The Blue and Gold return to action on Tuesday when they travel to Auburn for a 6 p.m. contest versus Cayuga CC.