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Alfred State Weekly Update - 1/16 Edition

Alfred State Weekly Update - 1/16 Edition
Date Event Time Video/Stats
Tue. Jan. 17 Women's Basketball vs. SUNY Poly 6 p.m.  Video  Stats
Wed. Jan. 18 Men's Basketball vs. Wells 1 p.m.  Video  Stats
Fri. Jan. 20 Swimming vs. Pioneer Invitational 11 a.m.  
Fri. Jan. 20 Indoor Track & Field @ Houghton 4 p.m.  
Fri. Jan. 20 Men's Basketball @ Pratt 6 p.m.  Video
Fri. Jan. 20 Women's Basketball @ Pratt 8 p.m.  Video
Sat. Jan. 21 Wrestling @ Empire Wrestling Championships @ Oswego 10 a.m.  
Sat. Jan. 21 Women's Basketball @ Berkeley (NY) 1 p.m.  
Sat. Jan. 21 Swimming @ Pitt-Bradford 1 p.m.  
Sat. Jan. 21 Men's Basketball @ Berkeley (NY) 3 p.m.  
Sun. Jan. 22 Diving @ Ithaca "Dick Comanzo" Invitational  10 a.m.

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Men's Basketball: 6-8

The Pioneers finished 2-1 this week and have won six of their last eight games. They lost a tight 86-85 contest at SUNY Poly and then defeated John Jay 78-64 and Five Towns College 90-81.

Pioneer guards, Tyrone Davis (Brooklyn/Benjamin Banneker), Marquis Edwards (Queens/In-Tech Academy), Justin Wallace (Mt. Vernon/Mt. St. Michael), and Juwan Toliver (Buffalo/McKinley), led the way offensively this week.

  • Davis scored 42 points, passed out 22 assists, and grabbed 10 boards.
  • Edwards connected on six 3-pointers and finished the week with 40 points.
  • Wallace hit eight 3-pointers and scored 39 points off the bench
  • Toliver scored 21 of his 38 points this week in the SUNY Poly contest. Toliver also grabbed 25 boards.

Tyler Elliott (Perry) scored 22 points and grabbed 25 boards while Sayquan Chambers (Queens/Richmond Hill) and Dante Jordan (New York/Law & Public Service) both netted 22 this week.

The Pioneers shot 42.3% from the field for the week and held a large 141 to 111 rebounding advantage.

Women's Basketball: 7-4

The blue & gold won both of their games this week. They defeated Central Penn 69-36 and then downed Maine Fort Kent, #2 in the latest USCAA DI poll, 65-53.

The downlow presence of Catherine Bialecki (Alfred Almond) and Breana Gleaton (Waldorf, MD) led the way for the Pioneers. Bialecki scored 33 points, grabbed 21 rebounds, passed out nine assists, and recorded eight blocks. Gleaton scored 27 and grabbed 15 boards.

Joselyn Johnson (Geneva) scored 18 points and had 13 boards, Steffanie Preston (Groton) had 13 points, and Kelly Kane (Wellsville) scored 12. 

Alfred State shot 38.5% from the field for the week and outrebounded their opponents 104 to 70.

Swimming: Men 2-1, Women: 3-1

The swimming team competed vs. Indiana (PA) University in the Hall of Fame Invitational in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. The Pioneers battled in the non-scoring event in the midst of their Florida training trip vs. the NCAA DII Crimson Hawks.

Alley Sell (Hanover, PA) led the women's team. She was 2nd in the 50 breast (33.33), 8th in the 50 fly (30.21), and 8th in the 50 free (27.94). Sarah Stevens (Wellsville) was 4th in the 100 IM (1:11.81) while Myriah Perry (Canisteo Greenwood) was 7th in the 50 back (32.89). The 200 medley relay team of Perry, Sell, Sarah Stevens, and Kaileigh Lehman (Beaver River) finished 4th (2:09.91).

Ethan Dale (Lock Haven, PA) was the top finisher on the men's side. He was 4th in the 50 breast (30.37). Ryan McDowell (Gananda) was 5th in the 100 IM (1:02.13), Kyle Sporyz (Cuba Rushford) was 7th in the 50 fly (25.88) and 7th in the 50 free (24.36), and Tim Olin (Perry) was 7th in the 50 back (28.62). The men's 200 medley relay team of Olin, Dale, Bryce Cutler (Newton, NJ), and Sporysz was 5th in 1:53.13.

Indoor Track & Field

The indoor track & field team opened up their season at the RIT Tiger Invitational. The team had several solid performances.

Anders Prethus led the team with a 1st place performance in the shot put. His toss of 13.89 m is the 9th best performance in school history and was .85 m better than the 2nd place finisher. Zach Curran (Williamson) was 5th in the pole vault (4.10 m), and Jacob Hanss (East Rochester) was 5th in the 3,000 m (9:46.56).

On the women's side, Brielle Woods was tied for 5th in the high jump (1.40 m), Lindsey Thiel (Liverpool) was 9th in the 3,000 m (11:35.18), Emily Brigman (Hamburg) was 9th in the 800 m (2:52.84), and Kelly Healy (Maple Grove) was 10th in the 1,000 m (3:51.29).

Wrestling: 3-3, 3rd at Brockport Open

The wrestling team defeated Penn State DuBois 42-3 and then finished 3rd at the Brockport Open.

Versus DuBois, the Pioneers earned five forfeit victories. On the mat, the Pioneers were 3-1. Konnor Kremer (Horseheads) won 15-0 at 174, George Van Valen (Ithaca) won by major decision at 184, and Jeffrey Andrews (Randolph) won 3-1 over the #6 ranked wrestler in the NCWA at 285. Tristan Almeter (Iroquois) battled the #3 ranked wrestler and fell 3-2, the difference was a riding time point, in the 165 lb. match.

Kremer won the 174 lb. weight class at the Brockport Open. He won 4-2 over Teddy Fleming (Brockport) in the quarterfinals, downed James Schreck (Brockport) 1-0 in the semifinals and then defeated Andrew Garcia (Cornell Unattached) 7-2 in the title bout. Kremer is now 12-5 on the year.

VanValen was 3-1 on the day at 184 lbs. and finished 2nd. He pinned Sergio Crespo (Niagara CCC), pinned Eugene Latson (Niagara CCC), fell 6-1 to Max Dean (FL Wrestling Club), and won 16-0 over Alex Kelly (Niagara CCC).

Patrick Lehman (Marathon) split a pair of matches at 125 lbs. and earned 2nd. He pinned Jeremy Pueute (FL Wrestling Club) but fell to Jonathan Haas (Brockport). Brandyn Whitacre (Jamestown) and Jeffrey Andrews (Randolph) both finished 3rd.

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