The Shaulis sisters both scored in double figures as Alfred State lost a 60-43 battle at Houghton on Tuesday evening. The duo combined to score 25 points.
Houghton led 13-11 after the 1st quarter but the Pioneers rallied to take a 20-17 lead halfway through the 2nd quarter. The Highlanders ended the 1st half on a 11-2 run and never gave up the lead. They led 44-32 after three and pushed their lead to as many as 19 in the 4th quarter.
Madison Detwiler led Houghton (3-1) with 12 points off the bench. The Highlanders had seven players with at least six points in the game.
The blue & gold shot only 27.9% from the field, 22.2% from three, and was 5 for 6 from the foul line while the Highlanders shot 40% from the field, 40% from three, and was 8 for 10 from the foul line. Houghton held a 43 to 38 advantage on the boards.
The Pioneers are back in action on Saturday when they host Hilbert at 1 p.m.