Men’s basketball team falls short to Morrisville State in OT, 77-76
MORRISVILLE, NY – The Alfred University men’s basketball team came up short against Morrisville State, 72-53, in an overtime contest Saturday afternoon.
Alfred held a 50-40 lead over Morrisville heading into halftime. Senior guard Sean Curran (Honesdale, PA/Honesdale) would pace the Saxons, scoring 17 points in the first half to finish with a game-best 24 points. Morrisville State then scored nine unanswered points to make the score 60-59, with 11 minutes remaining in the contest.
AU (2-6, 0-1 Empire 8) and Morrisville would exchange leads throughout the rest of the game as sophomore center Dalton Walsh (Stockton, NY/Cassadaga Valley) (nine points, seven rebounds) tied the game up (72-72) with 1:28 remaining in regular time, to send the game into overtime.
Senior guard Tim Costello (Windsor, NY/Windsor) (four points, three rebounds) hit back-to-back shots to give AU a four-point lead (76-72) with three minutes left in overtime. Morrisville State would then go on to score five unanswered points to earn the 77-76 victory.
For the game, Alfred shot 46 percent from the field, 33 from beyond the 3-point arc, and 58 percent from the foul line.
Senior forward Brett Dennis (Webster, NY/Webster Schroeder) recorded a double-double, with 14 points and a game-high 12 rebounds. Junior center Steve Lothridge (East Syracuse, NY/East Syracuse-Minoa) also scored 11 points and pulled down three rebounds.
AU returns to action on Sunday, Dec. 16, at 12 p.m. against Framingham (MA) State.
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