AU Press Releases

Lady Saxons knock off visiting RIT

ALFRED, NY –The Alfred University women’s basketball team defeated visiting RIT, 63-50, Friday evening at the McLane Center.

AU held a 37-25 lead at the half as the Saxons shot 41 percent while holding RIT to 30 percent shooting. AU made 35 percent of its shots after intermission in outscoring RIT, 26-25, in the second half. For the game, the Saxons shot 38 percent to 29 percent for the Tigers and held a 51-34 rebounding advantage.

Freshman forward Grace Williamson (Olean, NY/Olean) scored a game-high 17 points and had five rebounds and a pair of blocks to pace the Saxons (8-9, 3-5 Empire 8). Senior guard Lynsday Murphy (Hornell, NY/Hornell) scored 15 points and added a game-high six assists to go with six boards, and junior guard Christina Jordan (Cornwall, NY/Cornwall) netted eight points. Senior forward Autumn McLain (Oneida, NY/Oneida) finished with four points and a game-high 13 rebounds.

Courtney Tennant scored a team-best 12 points and had eight boards to lead the Tigers (3-14, 1-7 Empire 8). Leslie Havens, Kayla Wheeler and Anne Wapshare each netted eight points.

Alfred is in action next on Tuesday, Feb. 1, at 6 p.m. vs. St. John Fisher.