ALFRED, N.Y. (February 10, 2018) – The SUNY Delhi women' basketball team fell victim to a late Alfred State run Saturday, falling to the Pioneers by a 66-57 score. Tied at 40-40 after three quarters, Delhi was outscored, 26-17, in the final period. While the Broncos had three players produce double-double, and trailing just 48-47 with just over six minutes to play, the Pioneers put on a 14-6 run on their way to victory.
SUNY Delhi, now 15-10, complete its weekend road trip with a meeting at Villa Maria on Sunday at 2:00 p.m. Ranked tenth in the latest USCAA Division II Coaches' Poll, the Broncos conclude their regular season at Cazenovia on Tuesday, followed by a home match with Central Penn on Saturday, Feb. 17.
Samiaya Salley scored 23 points with ten rebounds Saturday, boosting her career points total to 989. The sophomore needs 11 more points to become the second Bronco ever to reach the 1,000-point mark, and the second to reach it in just two years. She will look to join Jennifer LePinnet-Clark (2002-04) in that category; LePinnet-Clark scored 1,033 points in two years at SUNY Delhi.
Camryn McDonald earned her 18th double-double of the season with ten points and 13 rebounds, while Katie Herba logged 13 points and ten boards. Kiera Holland scored five points, with Diana Echols recording four points and three rebounds.
Saturday's game featured ten ties and nine lead changes. Both the Broncos and Pioneers held as much as nine-point leads, with Delhi's coming late in the first half at 23-14. Alfred State took the lead for good on a Janae Gibson layup with 7:36 remaining, and took its largest lead at 62-53 with 1:57 to play. While both sides fared similar numbers shooting-wise, with Delhi shooting 33.8 percent (24-for-71) and Alfred State 36.8 percent (28-for-76), the Pioneers held a 60-45 lead in rebounds and a 23-4 advantage in second-chance points. The Broncos made 3-of-12 3-pointers and 6-of-17 free throws, while the Pioneers shot 3-for-17 and 7-for-17, respectively.