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AU women’s basketball team drops season finale to Naz
2/21/10

ALFRED, NY – The Alfred University women’s basketball team lost its season finale, falling 56-48 to visiting Nazareth Sunday afternoon at the McLane Center.

Nazareth (13-12, 7-9 Empire 8) scored the game’s first six points and led 18-4 with 9:20 left in the opening half before AU (10-15, 4-12) went on a 16-7 run to close the half and trail 27-20 at intermission. AU shot 22 percent in the first half, but made seven of eight free throws and forced eight Nazareth turnovers to stay close. Nazareth shot 36 percent in the opening 20 minutes and made four of 11 three-point shots.

Nazareth led by nine early in the second but AU pulled to within a bucket (42-40) with 6:15 remaining. Nazareth then went on a 9-1 run over 2:25 to take a 51-42 lead with 3:50 left and Alfred wasn’t able to get closer than seven.

Senior forward Hannah Meier (Rochester, NY/Greece Odyssey) led Alfred with 11 points and six rebounds and senior forward Danielle Cooper (Reading, PA/Reading) added nine points and five boards. Junior guard Courtney Lincoln (Waterloo, NY/Waterloo) (four rebounds, two steals) and sophomore guard Christina Jordan (Cornwall-on-the-Hudson, NY/Cornwall) each netted nine points for the Saxons.

Kelly Dunne and Kylie Bartlett scored 14 and 11 points, respectively, to pace Nazareth. Brittany Tallchief and Brittany Wilson each pulled down a game-high seven rebounds.