The Alfred State women's basketball team had a huge advantage on the boards as they defeated Maine Fort Kent 65-53 on Sunday afternoon. The Bengals entered the game ranked #2 in the latest USCAA DI poll.
The blue & gold started quick and led 21-9 after the 1st quarter. UMFK cut into the lead a little in the 2nd but the Pioneers held a 33-24 at the break. The Bengals stormed back into the game and cut the lead to 43-41 and trailed 48-43 after three quarters. The Pioneers built back their lead into double-digits and sealed the victory.
The duo of Breana Gleaton (Waldorf, MD) and Catherine Bialecki (Alfred Almond) were key down in the paint for Alfred State (7-4). Gleaton scored 19 points on 8 for 11 shooting. She also grabbed eight boards and passed out six assists. Bialecki finished with 14 points, 13 boards, five assists, and four blocks.
Alfred State shot 35% from the field and was 7 for 10 from the foul line. The team grabbed 25 offensive rebounds and held a 66 to 39 overall advantage on the boards.
Bianca Guitierrez led the Bengals (14-6) with 20 points while Savana Jankowski recorded a double-double with 12 points and 13 boards. UMFK shot just 26.2% from the field for the game, 20.8% from three, and 55.2% (16 for 29) from the foul line.
The Pioneers are back in action on Tuesday when they host SUNY Poly. Opening tip-off is slated for 6 p.m.