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1st Half Run Lifts Redhawks

O'Connell looking for a pass

A 16-0 run late in the 1st half proved to be the difference as La Roche defeated Alfred State 75-62 in a Wednesday AMCC contest. The Redhawks improve their AMCC best record to 7-0 (7-5 overall).

Alfred State led 17-15 with 8:39 remaining in the 1st half before La Roche went on their big run to take a 31-17 lead. They led 40-28 at the break. The Pioneers couldn't make a big run in the 2nd half as the Redhawks kept their halftime lead in an even 2nd half (La Roche held a 35-34 advantage).

Josh Reding (Spencerport) led the blue & gold with 13 points while Ryan Gentile (Spencerport) finsihed with 10. Gus O'Connell (Cortland/Bishop Grimes) added eight points.

Darius Lawrence led the Redhawks with 18 points while Tyler Frederick finished with a double-double (15 points and 11 boards). Austin Hannes also finished with 15.

Alfred State was 23 for 53 from the field (43.4%), 7 for 21 from three (33.3%) and 9 for 14 from the foul line while La Roche was 27 for 60 from the floor (45%), 7 for 23 from three (30.4%), and 14 for 21 from the line. The Redhawks forced the Pioneers into 17 turnovers that led to 21 points.

The Pioneers are back in action on Saturday when they travel to Franciscan for a 2 p.m. battle with the Barons.