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Saxons end season with loss against Nazareth

ALFRED, NY — The Alfred University men’s basketball team was defeated by visiting Nazareth, 64-51, in their season finale Sunday afternoon.

The Saxons trailed Nazareth, 38-27, at intermission. Alfred shot 38 percent for the first half, while Nazareth shot 50 percent.

AU (11-14, 4-12 Empire 8) was able to close the gap to six points (49-43) with 11:38 remaining, but was unable to take the lead. For the game, Alfred shot 34 percent and Nazareth (16-9, 11-5 Empire 8) shot 48 percent.

Junior guard Mike Stopera (Scotia, NY/Scotia-Glenville) scored a team-high 11 points with four rebounds and junior guard Gary Kwiecien (Perry, NY/Perry) netted 10 points to lead the Saxons. Freshman guard Matt Johnson (Winchester, VA/James Wood) added seven points and freshman center Phil Mormon (Fairport, NY/Fairport) added six points and brought down a game high 12 rebounds.

Corey McAdam scored a game-high 16 points and had seven boards to pace the Golden Flyers. Dan Waldbillig netted 14 points, Phil Scaffidi (nine rebounds) added 12 points and Jason Corletta (nine rebounds) scored 11 points.