UTICA, NY – The Alfred University women's basketball team was at Utica College on Saturday for an Empire 8 game against the Pioneers.
Utica made up for the overtime loss to the Saxons in late January with a 72-59 win over AU.
A tough fought first quarter between the two squads was followed up by a second quarter that saw Utica outscore AU 22-14 in the second.
The Pioneers continued their strong play early in the second half and handled the third quarter to gain a 51-37 advantage heading into the fourth.
Alfred was strong on the offensive end in the final 10 minutes but could not slow Utica enough to make it close.
AU dropped to 5-15 overall and 1-9 in the Empire 8 with the loss while Utica improved to 14-7 overall and 7-3 in the conference.
Bri Hicks (Burlington, VT / Ithaca) scored 10 points an grabbed 12 boards to lead Alfred.
Jamie Wilcox (Forestville, NY / Pine Valley) finished with nine points and seven rebounds.
AU will travel to The Sage Colleges on Sunday for a matchup with the Gators at 2PM.