Seff’s 33 Points Not Enough, Brewers Fall

SELINSGROVE, PA. – Alex Seff of the Vassar College men’s basketball team finished with 33 points, one shy of his career-high, on Saturday afternoon at Susquehanna. Despite that performance, however, the Brewers (3-4) were unable to come away with the victory, as the River Hawks (4-3) earned an 80-74 win at Houts Gymnasium.

Seff went 14-for-25 from the field and 5-for-10 from three-point range in the contest for his third career 30-point effort. His career-high was 34 points against New Paltz on Nov. 15, 2016.

The game was tied at 9-9 when Seff scored all 12 points during a 12-4 Vassar rally that gave the Brewers a 21-13 edge with nine minutes left in the first half. A trey by Hugh Durham extended the lead to nine points, 28-19, at the 5:27 mark, and Vassar took a 33-28 advantage into the locker room.

After Susquehanna evened the score at 35-35 early in the second half, the Brewers responded with an 8-2 run to regain a six-point cushion, 43-37, with 16:25 remaining. The River Hawks countered with a 17-4 spurt, though, to go ahead 54-47. Vassar got back within one at 65-64 before Susquehanna sank three straight treys to maintain a five-point lead, 74-69, with 1:20 left. A Seff layup made it a three-point game, 77-74, with 28 seconds to go, but the River Hawks went 3-for-4 at the free throw line down the stretch to seal the 80-74 victory.

Zach Bromfeld had 17 points and 13 rebounds for his second double-double of the season. He also distributed four assists. Durham tallied 11 points, seven boards and three assists, and Paul Grinde added 10 points and five rebounds. Mason Dyslin dished out four assists for the Brewers, who shot 47.6 percent (30-of-63) from the floor, 34.6 percent (9-of-26) from downtown, and 50 percent (5-of-10) at the free throw line. Vassar also outrebounded Susquehanna 40-35.

For the River Hawks, Dominic Dunn led the way with 17 points off the bench. Bryce Butler ended up with 15 points, nine rebounds and four steals, while Seth Callahan notched 14 points and six assists. Zach Knecht added 11 points, eight rebounds and three assists for Susquehanna. The River Hawks were 25-for-58 (43.1 percent) from the field, 11-for-30 (36.7 percent) from long distance, and 19-for-28 (67.9 percent) at the charity stripe.

Vassar (1-1 Liberty) resumes its conference slate on Wednesday night with a 7 p.m. visit to Skidmore (4-3, 2-0 Liberty).

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