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Saxons hang on to beat Hartwick, 72-64
2/16/13

ALFRED, NY – The Alfred University men’s basketball team defeated visiting Hartwick, 72-64, Saturday afternoon at the McLane Center, in the Saxons’ season finale.


 AU (7-18, 4-12 Empire 8) led 37-33 at the half and used solid shooting from the free-throw line to hold off the visiting Hawks after intermission. AU shot 73 percent from the foul line (22-of-30) and made 14 of 19 from the charity stripe after intermission.


 Junior forward Thomas Tsatsis (Neponsit, NY/Townsend) netted a game-high 25 points with four steals for the Saxons, who connected on six three-point shots. Junior center Gerald Colas (Houston, TX/Cypress Ridge) had 10 point and eight rebounds and junior forward Jason Ruback (Pittsford, NY/Pittsford-Mendon) and senior forward Brett Dennis (Webster, NY/Webster Schroeder) (eight boards) each had eight points.


 Jared Sudderly had 15 points and 10 rebounds and Kyle Bradley had 14 points and 14 boards for Hartwick (13-12, 4-10 Empire 8).