Five different players scored in double figures as La Roche defeated Alfred State 83-65 on Wednesday evening.
Both teams got the offense going in the 1st half. The Pioneers shot 83.3% in the 1st half but trailed 24-21 after ten minutes. La Roche added to the lead in the 2nd and led 44-38 at the half. The Redhawks pushed the lead out in the 2nd half and led by as many as 21 early in the 4th.
Kelley was 10 for 14 from the field, including 8 for 8 in the 1st half, and finished with a team high 21 points. She also chipped in seven boards and four assists. Kelsey Shaulis (Ovid/South Seneca) finished with 14 while Rayanna Anderson (Wellsville) finished with eight points and seven assists.
Danajah Sanders led five Redhawks (7-4, 7-0 AMCC) in double figures with 15. Dasja Anderson and Shaundrea Butler each had 14 while Ayanna Mazyck and Jenna Cole both finsihed with 13. Cole added nine boards.
Alfred State finished the day shooting 46.8% from the field, 28.6% (2 for 7) from three, and 55.6% (5 for 9) from the foul line while La Roche shot 48.6% from the field, 27.3% (6 for 22) from three, and 75% (9 for 12) from the line. The Redhawks held a slight 40 to 34 rebound advantage.
The Pioneers head to Franciscan on Saturday for a 4 p.m. contest with the Barons.