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Utica knocks off visiting Saxons, 85-66
1/20/12

UTICA, NY- The Alfred University men’s basketball team fell 85-66 to conference rival Utica College on Friday evening.

Sophomore forward Mike Branche (Schenectady, NY/Colonie) netted a team-best 14 points, and had eight rebounds and three assists to lead the Saxons (9-5, 2-3 Empire 8). Senior guard Josh Parker (Tonawanda, NY/Sweet Home) fell just shy of a double-double recording 12 points and nine rebounds, while adding three assists and one steal. Junior guard Sean Curran (Honesdale, PA/Honesdale) chipped in with 11 points, five rebounds, two assists, and one steal.

The Pioneers had five players score in double figures, as Matt Baldwin led the way scoring a game-high 235 points to pace Utica.

The Saxons will be in action next on Saturday, Jan. 21, at 4 p.m. at Ithaca.