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Pioneer Weekly Update: Edition 19

Alfred State Weekly Update
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Schedule for Week beginning January 7
Date Event Time Live Links
Monday 1/7 Women's Basketball vs. SUNY Poly 1 p.m.  Stats * Video
Monday 1/7 Men's Basketball vs. SUNY Poly 3 p.m.  Stats * Video
Wednesday 1/9 Women's Basketball vs. Medaille 6 p.m.  Stats * Video
Thursday 1/10 Wrestling @ Niagara CCC  7 p.m.   
Friday 1/11  Diving @ Erie CC Invitational   6 p.m.   
Saturday 1/12  Swimming & Diving @ Erie CC Invitational Noon   
Saturday 1/12 Wrestling @ Penn State Behrend Duals 2 p.m.  

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Men's Basketball: 7-5

The Pioneers outscored Keuka 16-11 in overtime as they defeated the Wolves 78-73 in their only action of the week. The game featured nine lead changes and seven ties. 

With 42 seconds remaining, DJ Billings hit a three-pointer for Keuka to give the Wolves a 62-61 lead. Alfred State went down the court and Tahaij Lewis (Rochester/Greece Olympia) was fouled and was sent to the line with 26.6 left. Lewis hit the first to tie the game and the second foul shot hung on the rim but fell off to allow Keuka one last chance in regulation. An off balanced three at the buzzer was short and the two teams needed five more minutes to decide the victor. Keuka scored the first two points of the extra frame on a pair of foul shots by David Oliveras but the Pioneers answered with a 10-2 run to take command.

Dante Jordan (New York/Law & Public) led five Pioneers in double figures with 19 points and seven rebounds. Kevin Goode (Bishop Kearney) came off the bench and had 16, Juwan Toliver (Buffalo/McKinley) finished with 15 points, nine assists, and six steals, and Josh Reding (Rochester/Spencerport) finished with 15. Lewis rounded out the double-figure scorers with 10. The Pioneer defense was key as they forced Keuka into 27 turnovers.

Women's Basketball: 3-9

The women's team got back on the court this past week with a pair of games. Kelsey Shaulis (Ovid/South Seneca) led the team with 25 points while Jordyn Pettit (Wellsville) recorded double-doubles in both games scoring 21 points and grabbing 21 boards. 

Skylar Shaulis (Ovid/South Seneca) led the way with 14 points and 10 rebounds in a 82-55 loss at Pitt Bradford while Kelsey Shaulis led the way with 17 points in a 70-43 home loss to Keuka.

Swimming & Diving:

The swimming & diving team will wrap up their southern trip to Florida this week and head back to New York to compete in the Erie CC Invitational this weekend.

Mike Galton (Warsaw) finished 6th at the Waynesburg Invitational as the Alfred State wrestling team returned to the mat for the first time in 2019. 

Galton finished the day with a 5-3 overall record at 157 lbs. He opened the day with a pin of Zachary Jandereski (Alma College) in 3:48. In the 2nd round he fell in a 3-1 decision but was able to bounce back with four victories in the consolation bracket. He earned a forfeit win over Francis Corvino (Trinity), a 15-6 major decision over Tristan Mabe (Apprentice), a 4-1 victory over Victor Elias (Pitt-Bradford), and a pin of Matt Hall (Ohio Wesleyan) in 1:18. In the consolation semifinals he lost a 5-3 and took a forfeit in the 5th place match. 

In the heavyweight bracket Kyle Fitzgerald (Turin/South Lewis) was 4-2. After falling 4-0 in his opening match, he was able to rattle off four straight victories. He pinned Robert Craig (Washington & Jefferson) in 2:50, pinned Peter Nicaj (Alma) in 1:21, and pinned Jacob Walker (Washington & Jefferson) in 1:30, and earned a forfeit win over Cody Jenkins (Muskingum). His day ended in the 5th round of the consolation bracket with a 7-4 decision.