HOUGHTON, NY – The Alfred University men's basketball team capped off its season on Saturday afternoon in an Empire 8 road game at Houghton College.
The Saxons (11-14, 5-9 Empire 8) had a convincing outing to pick up the 101-62 victory over the Highlanders.
Sam Dagon (Hornell, NY / Hornell) finished up a historic Alfred career with 24 points, seven rebounds and four assists on the day. Dagon now sits 19th in all time scoring at Alfred University with 1,123 total points scored over his four-year career.
The Saxons got off to a hot start and never looked back as they scored the first 10 points of the game.
Brewster Marshall (Horseheads, NY / Horseheads) hit a three pointer with just over three minutes left in the first half to give AU a 17 point advantage.
Two additionally three's from Dagon to end the first half made it 54-30 at the break.
The second half was more of the same as Alfred built its lead up to as many as 44 points after a Zeke Ogbonna (Binghamton, NY / Binghamton) triple and came away with the dominating 39 point win over the Highlanders.
Cole Eells (Ithaca, NY / Ithaca) continued his strong offensive play with a 19 point outing.
Marshall ended with 18 points and seven rebounds while Ogbonna finished with a career high, 16 points.
The loss of its senior star, Sam Dagon will without a doubt be a dagger for AU, but the young squad will return much of its talent in the 2020-2021 season and has high hopes to once again compete for a spot in the Empire 8 Championships.