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Stevens hands AU women’s basketball team 63-45 setback

ALFRED, NY — Visiting Stevens defeated the Alfred University women’s basketball team, 63-45, Friday evening in an Empire 8 contest at the McLane Center. The loss spoiled an evening in which AU senior guard Lyndsay Murphy (Almond, NY/Hornell) scored her 1,000th point in an Alfred uniform.

Stevens (15-3, 8-2 Empire 8) shot 41 percent from the floor to 24 percent for Alfred and forced 24 AU turnovers. The visitors held a 29-18 lead at the half and allowed the Saxons to close within six points — at 42-36 with 9:43 left in the game — before pulling away late.

Murphy led Alfred (8-11, 3-7 E8) with a game-high 16 points to go with five rebounds. A transfer from St. John Fisher after her freshman year, Murphy came into the game needing four points to surpass 1,000 points for her career at Alfred. She hit a three-pointer 3:55 into the game then surpassed the 1,000-point mark on a putback at the 14:23 mark. Freshman forward Grace Williamson (Olean, NY/Olean) had 10 points, a team-high eight rebounds and two blocks and senior guard Courtney Lincoln (Waterloo, NY/Waterloo) added 10 points and four rebounds.

Victoria O’Connor had 12 points and 12 rebounds to pace Stevens. Jillian Barrett had 10 points and Dawn Garcia added none points, three bounds and four assists.

AU is in action next on Saturday, Feb. 5, at 2 p.m. at home against Hartwick.