Three Pioneers finished in double figures but a big 3rd quarter lifted Franciscan to a 73-58 victory over Alfred State on Saturday afternoon.
The game featured 12 ties and 20 lead changes over the first 22 minutes of the game. Alfred State led 18-16 after the 1st quarter but the Barons held a slight 33-31 lead at the break. The game was tied at 37-37 just under two minutes into the 3rd quarter when Franciscan went on a 7-0 run and never gave the lead up.
Emily Kelley (Andover) recorded a double-double with 14 points and 10 boards while Kelsey Shaulis (Ovid/South Seneca) also finished with 14. Jordyn Pettit (Wellsville) finished with 12 points and seven rebounds and Skylar Shaulis (Ovid/South Seneca) connected on three 3-pointers for nine points.
Abby Baierl led the Barons with 24 points on 9 for 20 shooting. Ciara McClay and Estelle Leon both recorded double-doubles. McClay had 19 points and 11 boards while Leon had 12 points and 15 rebounds.
The blue & gold continue on the road on Wednesday when they take on Medalle at 8 p.m.