Akers, Flint join program from Livingston County

ALFRED — The Alfred University women's basketball team is looking to improve upon its 8-17 overall record and 4-12 record in the Empire 8 during the 2018-19 season, as head coach Mike Moskowitz returns for his second season at the helm.

The Saxons return a good chunk of their starting lineup from a year ago as Jamie Wilcox, Lyndsey McCoy, Bri Hicks and Allison O'Toole all will be back on the hardwood for AU.

Wilcox was the team leader in scoring average a year ago with 12.1 points per game and needs just 92 points during her 2019-20 campaign to break the 1000 point mark for her career.

McCoy looks to be a factor on the offensive end for Alfred. In the 2019-20 season she scored in double figures in 14 of 25 games and shot nearly 40 percent from behind the three-point line.

Hicks and Samantha Pierre-Louis are certain to be disruptive in the low post and on the defensive end.

Top newcomers for the Saxons include Briana Broadwell, Sam Gleason, Rebecca Jewett, Jillian Murray, Maddy Akers (Dansville), Gillian Flint (Caledonia-Mumford) and Ana Ion.

"In our first year together, we showed great strides in overall effort, togetherness and competitiveness, which we hope to continue building on," Head Coach Mike Moskowitz said. "We have a solid core of returners and some newcomers who are ready to contribute right of the bat. We're excited about the energy we've seen thus far and will continue to strive to get 1% better each day, knowing that our daily habits will ultimately contribute greatly to our success."

After a season-opening 70-63 loss at Cobleskill, Alfred will travel to the Brockport Tournament this weekend for a matchup with the Golden Eagles on Friday and then will play either Medaille College or Keuka College on Saturday afternoon. Empire 8 play begins on Jan. 10 for the Saxons.