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AU women’s basketball team beats visiting Canton
12/01/10

ALFRED, NY – The Alfred University women’s basketball team defeated visiting SUNY Canton, 69-48, in a non-league matchup Wednesday evening at the McLane Center.

Canton led 20-18 with 6:05 left in the first half before Alfred closed the frame with a 16-2 run to take a 34-22 lead at intermission. The Saxons (4-2) outscored the visitors 35-26 in the second half, making five three-pointers and holding Canton to 29 percent shooting after intermission.

Senior point guard Lyndsay Murphy (Almond, NY/Hornell) led three AU players in double figures with 15 points and four steals. Senior forward Autumn McLain (Oneida, NY/Oneida) had 12 points, eight rebounds, two blocks and six steals and freshman forward Grace Williamson (Olean, NY/Olean) added 10 points and seven rebounds.

Freshman guard Cate Mensler (Ballston Spa, NY/Saratoga Catholic) had eight points and senior guard Courtney Lincoln (Waterloo, NY/Waterloo) dished out a game-high nine assists.

Canton (1-6) was paced by Shannon LaFave’s game-high 17 points and seven board. Jackie Maynard netted nine points and Abbey Shoen pulled down eight rebounds.

Alfred is in action next on Dec. 12 at 2 p.m. when the Saxons open their Empire 8 Conference schedule at St. John Fisher.