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Cougars Rally to Top Pioneers

Cougars Rally to Top Pioneers

The Alfred State College men's basketball team led for most of their WNYAC contest versus Genesee CC but the Cougars mounted a second half comeback outscoring ASC 40-25 to earn a 67-61 victory.  The Pioneers fall to 11-16 overall and 5-7 in WNYAC play.

The Pioneers led by nine at half, 36-27, and by as many as eleven in the second half.  GCC climbed back into the game and used two clutch three-pointers by Kenton Chan-Man in the final minutes to tie the game and take the lead.  ASC had a chance to tie the game with less than 30 seconds but turned the ball over.

Chan-Man led the Cougars with 15 points, all in the second half, off the bench.  Leon Nelson recorded a double-double with 12 points and 13 rebounds, Dashiem Cherry had 12 points, and Quintin Redfern finished with 11.

Neil Wilson (Ft. Worth, TX) led the blue & gold with a game-high 24 points.  Yanni Gobezai (Bethesda, MD) added 14 points, Rasean Parris (Brooklyn/Benjamin Banneker) chipped in eight, and Chris Dalton (Elmira Southside) and Brendan Letteer (Odessa Montour) each had six.  Letteer added a team high 12 rebounds.

The Pioneers shot 37.7% from the field, 33.3% from three, and 77.8% from the foul line while the Cougars shot 34.4% from the field, 31.6% from three, and 51.5% from the line.  GCC held a 47 to 39 advantage on the boards.

ASC returns to action for their final home game of the regular season on Tuesday when they host Erie CC.  Tip-off is at 7:30 p.m.