Tiffany McLaughlin (Wellsville) was 10 for 23 from the field and 10 for 14 from the foul line as Alfred State defeated Mercyhurst North East 74-63 in their Western New York Conference opener.
McLaughlin finished with a game high 30 points and added seven assists and five rebounds. Anthia Smith (Elmira Free) recorded another double-double with 18 points on 7 for 11 shooting and 10 boards.
Sarah Flint (Westmoreland) added seven points while Sherelle Brooks (Elmira Free) finished wiht six points. ASC shot 42.9% from the field and 70.8% from the foul line.
Perrial Pearson led North East with 17 points and 12 rebounds while Angela Smith finished with 14. The Lady Saints shot 47.1% from the field and 60% from the foul line but comitted 28 turnovers.
The Lady Pioneers improve to 10-4 overall and 1-0 in WNYAC while Mercyhurst falls to 8-11 and 2-3 in WNYAC play.
A-State returns to action on Saturday with a 1 p.m. contest versus Jamestown CC.