Alvernia Crusaders

11/16/2019 | News release | Distributed by Public on 11/16/2019 21:36

DeSales Wins Quality Inn Tournament With 75-72 Win Over Alvernia

Oneonta, N.Y. (Nov. 16, 2019) - DeSales University (2-1) put together a pair of second-half runs and withstood a furious finish from Alvernia University (1-2) in a 75-72 win Saturday afternoon in the championship game of the Quality Inn Tournament hosted by SUNY-Oneonta.

The Bulldogs went on a 7-0 spurt early in the second half to take a 42-41 lead then put together an 8-0 run to take a 67-57 lead with 4:46 to play. The lead was still 10 points, 75-65, after a layup with 33 seconds to play.

scored a layup on Alvernia's next possession then after a turnover, knocked down a jumper to cut the gap to six points with 18 seconds left. DeSales missed a pair of free throws and Green hit a 3 to pull within three points.

For the second straight possession, DeSales came up empty at the free throw line, but Alvernia turned the ball over with two seconds to go.

DeSales held a six point lead midway through the first half and Alvernia erased that and held an eight point lead late in the half before settling for a 37-32 lead at the halftime break.

Ransom scored a game and career-high 20 points for the Wolves. Green scored 15 points and added 10 points. DeSales had four players in double figures led by Kweku Dawson-Amoah.

Green was named to the All-Tournament Team.

Alvernia continues the season next Thursday at Penn College.

DeSales 75, Alvernia 72