Bench Lifts Pioneers to Big Road Win

Bench Lifts Pioneers to Big Road Win

The Alfred State women's basketball team got 34 points from their bench as they defeated Maine Fort Kent 59-47. The Pioneers outscored the Bengals 25 to 10 in the 2nd quarter to take the lead for good as they improved to 14-8 on the season.

Maine Fort Kent led 15-11 after the 1st quarter but the Pioneers started the 2nd quarter on a 15 to 2 run to grab the lead for good. They led 36-25 at the half and added to their lead in the 3rd by outscoring UMFK 16 to 12. The Bengals outscored Alfred State 10 to 7 in the 4th but never got closer than seven.

Kimberly Levee (Dansville) led the team with a double-double. She finished with 14 points and 11 boards. Michayla Salatel (Geneseo) scored 11 points and Kelly Kane (Wellsville) chipped in 10 points and seven boards. Joselyn Johnson (Geneva) had a solid all-around game adding seven points, eight rebounds, and five steals.

The Lady Pioneers shot 34.4% from the field, 29.4% from three, and hit 50% of their foul shots. The team held a 44 to 33 advantage on the boards.

Ashley Sauri led UMFK with 18 points and nine rebounds while Maleini Janaki finished with 11 points and eight boards. The Bengals shot 32.1% from the field, 26.3% from three, and 40% from the charity stripe.

The blue & gold continue their weekend trip in Maine on Sunday when they battle Maine Presque Isle. Opening tip is slated for Noon.

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