The Alfred State College men's basketball team led 37-31 at half but Monroe College (NYC) went on a 12-0 run to start the 2nd half and never gave up the lead in a 81-75 victory. ASC falls to 6-2 on the year heading into the Thanksgiving break.
Dusty Marshall (Newfield) led ASC with 17 points and six boards as all five starters finished in double-figures. Fran Lantigua (Jamestown) and Jimmie Dillard (Gates Chili) each finished with 12 points while Travis Brannen (Elmira Free) and Cerrone Jackson (Forrest Hills) added 10 each.
Tyron Williams was 5 for 8 from three-point land and led Monroe with 20 points while Lester Hunte had a double-double with 14 points and 10 boards. Kevin Josey came off the bench and scored 15. The Mustangs were a solid 22 for 28 from the foul line including 19-22 in the 2nd half.
The Pioneers return to action on November 26 when they travel across the street to take on the JV squad from Alfred University. Tip-off at the McLane Center is at 4 p.m.