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Buffalo State women’s basketball stumbles against Alfred, 73-66

BUFFALO STATE ATHLETICS

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BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Alfred University outscored Buffalo State 20-12 in the fourth quarter, including closing the game on a 13-2 run, en route to a 73-66 victory to open the Betty Abgott Invitational held in the Sports Arena
 
THE BASICS
FINAL SCORE:  Alfred University – 73, Buffalo State - 66
LOCATION: Sports Arena – Buffalo, N.Y.
RECORDS: Alfred University (1-1), Buffalo State (2-1)
 
HOW IT HAPPENED
  • Grace Licata (Williamsville/Williamsville South) and Katie Villarini (Hamburg/Hamburg) led the Bengals with 12 points apiece, with Villarini chipping in six assists.
  • Princella McCullough (Rochester/Bishop Kearney) tallied her second double-double of the early season, finishing with 11 points and 11 rebounds.
  • Liv LeBaron (Horseheads/Corning Painted Post) finished with 10 points and six rebounds.
  • Alfred jumped out to an early 13-6 lead but saw its lead slip away as the Bengals closed the first quarter on a 9-2 run to trim the lead to 17-15 after 10 minutes of play.
  • Buffalo State built off its momentum from the first quarter with an 18-9 run to take a 33-26 lead. The Saxons responded by ending the half on an 11-5 run to cut the lead to 38-37 at halftime.
  • Both teams traded points for the majority of the third frame as the lead remained at one point, 54-53 after 30 minutes of action.
  • Buffalo State used back-to-back layups from McCullough and Kaelee Lynch (Atwater/Buhack Colony) to take a 64-60 lead with just under four minutes to play.
  • The Saxons regrouped and closed the game on a 13-2 run to claim the win.
  • The Bengals shot 38 percent from the floor and only 55 percent from the charity stripe.
  • Alfred held a 48-44 edge in rebounding.
 
FOR THE FOES

  • Alfred University will play Thiel College tomorrow at 1 p.m. for the Betty Abgott Invitational Championship.
  • Jamie Wilcox led the Saxons with 23 points and nine rebounds.
  • Katlyn Boland and Lyndsay McCoy each chipped in 13 points.

THE EARLY GAME

  • Thiel outscored Cazenovia 22-13 in the fourth quarter to claim a 71-60 victory in today's opening game.
  • Destiny Smith led the Tomcats with 22 points and 15 rebounds. Jess Vormelker chipped in 23 points and nine rebounds.
  • Danielle Caivana paced the Wildcats, finishing with 19 points, six rebounds and six assists.


UP NEXT                  
Buffalo State will close out the Betty Abgott Invitational as it battles Cazenovia tomorrow at 11 a.m. in the consolation game.