Alfred State and Mercyhurst North East battled back and forth in an exciting WNYAC contest. The Saints used a run mid-way through the 2nd half to propel them to a 83-72 victory.
Mercyhurst led 43-40 at half but the Pioneers responded with a 15-3 run to start the second half. The Saints chipped away at the Pioneers lead and took a 62-61 lead and were able to extend the lead to double digits.
The Saints were 24 for 33 from the foul line and pulled down 20 offensive rebounds.
The Pioneers (10-16, 2-10) return to action next Thursday when they host Genesee CC at 7:30 p.m.