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Lady Saxons hammer Hilbert, 80-50
11/26/11

HAMBURG, NY-- Senior guard Christina Jordan (Cornwall-on-the-Hudson, NY/Cornwall) netted a career-high 27 points connecting on a school-record nine three-point shots, as the Alfred University women’s basketball team defeated host Hilbert College, 80-50, Saturday afternoon.

Jordan's nine three-pointers are a new school single-game record, besting the previous mark of seven previously held by Denise LaForce (1995) and Jill Irland (twice, in 1992 and 1993). She finished the game shooting nine of 16 overall and nine of 14 from behind the arc.

The Saxons (4-1, 0-0 Empire 8) came out strong in the first half, causing the Hawks’ to commit 13 first-half turnovers. AU made 50 percent of its three-points shots in building an eight-point lead heading into intermission.

In the second half, AU continued their tenacious defense, forcing 11 more Hilbert miscues and limiting the Hawks to a mere 17 points after intermission. For the game, the Saxons shot 32 percent from the floor (46 in the first half) and had 13 turnovers, while Hilbert (0-5) shot 29 percent from the floor and turned the ball over 24 times.

Sophomore forward Grace Williamson (Olean, NY/Olean) recorded her fourth double-double of the season on 11 points and a game-high 13 rebounds, and freshman guard Harley Cleary (Rochester, NY/Our Lady of Mercy) scored 16 points and had six boards for the Saxons. Freshman forward Lindsay Drummond (Ogdensburg, NY/Ogdensburg) finished with seven points and seven rebounds, and senior guard Kacey Kwiecien (Perry, NY/Perry) dished out a game-high nine assists.

Tiana Cheasman had 13 points, five rebounds, and three assists, and Kateland Ball scored eight points, while adding four rebounds to lead the Hawks.

Alfred returns to action Wednesday, Nov. 30, at 5:30 p.m., when they take on visiting Wells College.