Pioneers Tripped up by Herkimer

The Alfred State men's basketball team hung tough with #4 Herkimer CCC but fell 66-55 in the first round of the HCCC Tournament. The Pioneers are now 5-7 on the year and will take on Northampton CC in the consolation game on Sunday at Noon.

The blue & gold trailed 35-24 at half but closed it to 45-42 with just over nine minutes left and trailed 58-53 in the final minutes before Herkimer put the game out of reach.

Tommy Hutson (Brooklyn/Susan McKinney) was the lone Pioneer in double figures finishing with 19 points.