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AU women’s basketball team tops Penn State-DuBois in season opener

ALFRED, NY – The Alfred University women’s basketball team won its 2009-10 season opener Sunday afternoon, beating visiting Penn State-DuBois, 81-42 at the McLane Center.

AU (1-0, 0-0 Empire 8) led 42-15 at the half and cruised to victory behind 11 points and seven rebounds from senior forward Hannah Meier (Rochester, NY/Greece Odyssey) and 10 points and six boards from senior forward Danielle Cooper (Reading, PA/Reading).

Senior forward Libby Meier (Rochester, NY/Greece Odyssey) added nine points and junior point guard Lyndsay Murphy (Almond, NY/Hornell) added six points and a game-high five assists. Senior guard Lisa Button (Troupsburg, NY/Jasper-Troupsburg) and sophomore guards Christina Jordan (Cornwall-on-the-Hudson, NY/Cornwall) and Kacey Kwiecien (Perry, NY/Perry) each netted eight points for the Lady Saxons.

Amanda Craker scored a game-high 16 points with 10 rebounds to lead the visiting Lions (0-1). Tessa Vargas added 11 points and five rebounds.

AU is in action next on Tuesday, Nov. 17, at 6 p.m. at home against Keuka.