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Stevens defeats Saxons, 75-64
1/23/10

HOBOKEN, NJ -- Stevens defeated the visiting Alfred University men's basketball tea, 75, 6-4, Friday evening.

Stevens led 39-24 at the half and AU could get no closer than seven points after intermission. Both teams shot well, with Stevens making 44 percent of its shots and AU shooting 42 percent overall and 40 percent (10 of 25) from three-point range. The host Ducks outrebounded Alfred, 41-30, and had 19 offensive boards.

Senior guard Ron Smith (Lyons, NY/Lyons) had 19 points and three assists to lead Alfred (6-8, 0-6 Empire 8). Junior guard Mike Stopera (Scotia, NY/Scotia-Glenville) had 13 points, four rebounds and four assists; junior guard Gary Kwiecien (Perry, NY/Perry) had 11 points; and freshman center Bryan Bobo (Ontario, NY/Wayne) added five points and 10 rebounds.

Simon Smith led Stevens (12-4, 6-3 Empire 8) with 21 points and 11 rebounds. Mike Cutri had 14 points and Ian Masone 12 points and five rebounds.

Alfred is in action next on Sunday, Jan. 24, at 2 p.m. at Utica.