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Lady Saxons fall to visiting Ithaca
2/12/11

ALFRED, NY –The Alfred University women’s basketball team was defeated by visiting Ithaca College, 73-43, Saturday afternoon in Empire 8 action.

Ithaca held a 38-22 lead at the half as the Bombers shot 39 percent while holding AU to 32 percent shooting. Ithaca (17-5, 13-0 Empire 8) made 38 percent of its shots after intermission in outscoring AU, 35-21, in the second half. For the game, Ithaca shot 39 percent to 31 percent for the Saxons and held a 40-37 rebounding advantage.

Freshman forward Grace Williamson (Olean, NY/Olean) scored a game-high 12 points, with seven boards and four blocks, and senior guard Lyndsay Murphy (Almond, NY/Hornell) scored 10 points to pace Alfred (9-14, 4-10 Empire 8). Senior forward Autumn McLain (Oneida, NY/Oneida) finished with six points and nine rebounds and senior forward Lauren Sanford (Hornell, NY/Sanford) chipped in with fours points, three boards, and two assists.

Jessica Farley netted 12 points to lead Ithaca. Elissa Klie had 10 points and six rebounds and Jennifer Escobido chipped in with nine points.

Alfred is in action next on Friday, Feb. 18, 6 p.m. at home vs. Nazareth.