After a first half that featured 12 lead changes, Buffalo State took the lead for good just 3:53 into the second stanza. The Bengals used a 9-0 run later in the half and led by as many as 14, before holding on for the eight-point win.
Jones’ 30 points came on 11-of-14 shooting from the field and he hit 6-of-7 from the free throw line. Dion Mozelle (Rego Park/Xaverian) also scored a career-high with 17 points and had a game-high eight rebounds. Jay Wingate (Henrietta/Rush-Henrietta) added 15 points, hitting 10-of-12 from the charity stripe, and had five assists.
Chris Donahue (Olean/Olean) led Fredonia with 18 points. Devin Watkins (Franklinville/Franklinville) added 16 points and seven rebounds, and Kyle Gordon (Canandaigua/Canandaigua) scored 11.
Buffalo State will host Brockport next Tuesday at 8 p.m.