Men's Basketball Falls On The Road At Alfred State

Men's Basketball Falls On The Road At Alfred State

The Wells College men's basketball team went on the road for the first time this season and lost at Alfred State 84-67. Rich Ross and Jalen Tribble scored in double figures for the Express.

Ross scored 21 points with three assists. He made four 3-pointers on seven attempts. Tribble had 19 points and six rebounds with two blocked shots.

Wells held a 7-6 lead after five minutes but Alfred State went ahead by single-digit margins as both teams struggled to score in the early going. Wells trailed 13-12 with 11 minutes left in the half and a 9-0 run by the Pioneers sent Alfred State to a 10-point lead for the first time in the game. Alfred State led 39-29 at half.

A 3-pointer from Ross pulled Wells within nine points midway through the second half, but other than that brief stretch Alfred State maintained its double-digit lead.

Alfred State shot 55 percent from the field in the game and Wells was under 42 percent from the floor. Alfred State held a 44-32 rebounding advantage.

DaVontai Crutch led Wells with seven rebounds and A.J. Nesci had a team-best nine assists.

Wells is back in action Saturday, Nov. 17 at home against Rochester Institute of Technology at 2 p.m. at the Schwartz Athletic Center.