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AU women’s basketball team drops season finale to RIT
2/19/11

ALFRED, NY – The Alfred University women’s basketball team lost its season finale, falling 73-65 to host RIT, Saturday afternoon.

RIT (6-19, 3-13 Empire 8) held a 37-35, lead at intermission as the Tigers shot an impressive 46 percent from the floor, while holding AU to 33 percent shooting. AU went on a 13-5 run to tie the game 65-65 with 3:09 remaining. The Tigers then went on an 8-0 run to close to out the game 73-65. For the game, RIT shot 44 percent, and held the Saxons to a mere 30 percent from the floor.

Senior guard Lyndsay Murphy (Hornell, NY/Hornell) scored a team-best 22 points and had eight assists to lead the Saxons (10-15, 5-11 Empire 8). Junior guard Christina Jordan (Cornwall-on-the-Hudson, NY/Cornwall) netted 20 points (six three-pointers), and freshman forwards Grace Williamson (Olean, NY/Olean) and Sarah Federico (Buffalo, NY/Holy Angels) each pulled down a game-high 12 rebounds.

Leslie Havens and Courtney Tennant scored 24 and 22 points, respectively, to pace RIT. Jackie Hom recorded a double-double on 12 points and 10 rebounds, and Kayla Wheeler chipped in with seven points and eight boards.

Alfred finished the 2010-11 season with a 10-15 record and 5-11 for Empire 8 play.