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Lady Saxons edge RIT, 76-74
1/26/10

ALFRED, NY – A three-point play by junior guard Courtney Lincoln (Waterloo, NY/Waterloo) with 20 seconds left in regulation propelled the Alfred University women’s basketball team to a 76-74 win over visiting RIT Tuesday evening at the McLane Center.

Lincoln’s basket, off a feed from senior forward Hannah Meier (Rochester, NY/Greece Odyssey) came with AU trailing 74-73 and capped a second half that saw the teams trade leads three times in the final minute. A last-second jumper by RIT’s Leslie Havens fell short and AU senior forward Libby Meier (Rochester, NY/Greece Odyssey) secured the rebound as time expired.

Alfred (8-9, 26 Empire 8) shot only 39 percent from the floor, but made 40 percent (eight of 20) from three-point range to help offset 61 percent shooting (14 of 23) from the foul line. RIT (8-8, 2-5) connected on 41 percent of its shots but only shot 10 free throws, connecting on eight.

Junior guard Lyndsay Murphy (Almond, NY/Hornell) netted a game-high 27 points to go with nine rebounds and three assists to pace AU. Hannah Meier had 13 points, eight boards and three assists and Lincoln finished with 10 points and six rebounds. Sophomore guard Christina Jordan (Cornwall-on-the-Hudson, NY/Cornwall) chipped in the nine points and five assists.

Danielle Furman had 23 points and six assists to pace RIT. Briann a O’Dell had 22 points and eight rebounds and Sharon Dennis pulled down a game-high 13 rebounds.

Alfred is in action next on Friday, Jan. 29, at 6 p.m. at Nazareth.