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Big 4th Quarter Lifts Pioneers in Season Opener

Anderson driving at the defender

Rayanna Anderson (Wellsville) was 5 for 5 (3 for 3 from three) as Alfred State outscored Wells 28-6 in the 4th quarter in their season opening 62-41 victory over the Express.

The Pioneers led for most of the game. They led 13-8 at the end of the 1st quarter and 27-18 at the half. The Express rallied in the 3rd, outscoring Alfred State 17-7 to take a 35-34 lead into the final quarter.

The blue & gold was 12 for 15 from the floor (4 for 6 from three) in the final 10 minutes while they held Wells to just 2 for 11 shooting. Anderson had 13 points in the quarter while Jordyn Pettit (Wellsville) was 3 for 3 and grabbed four boards.

Anderson and Pettit both finished with double-doubles. Anderson had 16 points and 10 assists to go along with six rebounds and five steals. Pettit had 16 points and 12 boards.

Kelsey Shaulis (Ovid/South Seneca) had nine points while Skylar Shaulis (Ovid/South Seneca) and My'ana Davis (Rochester/Greece Athena) both chipped in six.

Jordan Jacobs led the Express (0-2) with 15 points while Maritza Scharoun finished with 13 boards.

The Pioneers are back in action next Tuesday when they host Houghton at 5:30 p.m.