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Saxons edge Hartwick, 70-68
2/05/11

ALFRED, NY — The Alfred University men’s basketball team defeated Hartwick, 70-68, Saturday afternoon in an Empire 8 matchup.

Alfred (8-12, 3-8 Empire 8) made 10 three-pointers, and outrebounded the Hawks 40-35. AU led 34-33 at the half, and trailed by no more than two points in the second half, outscoring Hartwick 36-35. For the game, AU shot 36 percent from the floor and Hartwick finished shooting 44 percent.

Junior guard Josh Parker (Tonawanda, NY/Sweet Home) led AU scoring a team-best 19 points while picking up seven boards and three steals. Senior guard Mike Stopera (Scotia, NY/Socita-Glenville) and sophomore guard Sean Curran (Honesdale, PA/Honesdale) each scored 14 points, and senior point guard Gary Kwiecien (Perry, NY/Perry) chipped in with 11 points, five assists, four rebounds, and a steal. Sophomore center Bryan Bobo (Ontario, NY/Wayne) pulled down a game-high 10 rebounds.

Chris Ryder led the Hawks (12-7, 7-3 Empire 8) scoring a game-high 21 points while grabbing eight boards. Jared Suderley recorded a double-double netted 19 points and adding 10 boards, and Anthony Keane netted 16 points.

Alfred is in action next on Tuesday, Feb. 8, at 8 p.m. at Elmira.