Sophomore Ethan Estabrooks scored all 14 of his points in the first half on 5-7 from the floor and 4-6 from the arc as the men's basketball team rolled to an 89-60 win over Roberts Wesleyan in the fifth place game of the Wendy's College Classic this afternoon at Nazareth College. Geneseo led 44-33 at halftime, but Roberts opened with a 8-2 spurt to cut the lead to five at 46-41. Geneseo took control, responding with a 23-4 effort which included holding the Raiders scoreless for 6:30 during the stretch. Sophomore Ryan Riefenhauser scored 11 points with seven rebounds and six assists, first year Lamont Stokes went 3-3 from the field and 5-7 from the line for 11 points and junior Mike Hoy, who was named second team All-Tournament, added 10 points and five boards. Geneseo shot 32-50 (64%) from the field and 7-12 (58%) from the arc as 14 of 16 players on the roster scored points. Geneseo moves to 5-1 on the season and hosts Brockport on Tuesday at 8 p.m. in the SUNYAC opener.
The women's basketball team fell to William Smith College in the third place game of the Wendy's College Classic this afternoon at Roberts Wesleyan by a score of 64-59. Junior Katelyn Charbonneau hit 8-15 from the floor, 3-8 from the arc and 1-1 from the line for a career-high 20 points with five rebounds to lead Geneseo. The Herons scored the final five points of the first half for a 28-21 lead at the intermission, but Geneseo opened the second half with a seven-point burst to trail 34-33. With the score tied at 39, William Smith used a 12-2 run to take command of the game. Geneseo made it interesting down the stretch as a long range shot by Charbonneau made it 61-59 with 25 seconds left, but the Herons hit 3-4 from the line to seal the win. Senior Alyssa Polosky scored nine points with eight boards, senior Khadija Campbell, who was named first team All-Tournament, added 15 rebounds and six steals and sophomore Melissa Graham scored eight points with 11 caroms. The contest was decided at the free throw line, where William Smith was 15-22 (68%), while Geneseo finished 8-17 (47%). The Knights, who were named the Nick Urzetta Sportsmanship Award winner for the tournament, fall to 4-2 on the season and begin SUNYAC play on Tuesday by hosting Brockport at 6 p.m.
The men's ice hockey team, currently ranked 10th in the USCHO.com Division III poll, hosted #1 Oswego tonight and fell by a score of 4-0. The Lakers scored power play goals at 5:16 of the first and 16:43 of the second and added third period goals at 3:11 and 18:55. Junior Cory Gershon made 21 saves in taking the loss as the Ice Knights outshot the Lakers by a 35-25 count. Geneseo falls to 8-3-2 overall and 5-2-1 in SUNYAC. The Ice Knights are off for the semester break and host Franklin Pierce on Friday, January 7.
The indoor track and field team opened the season at the Cornell Relays. The Blue Knights had two outstanding performances as junior Lee Berube won the 5,000 meters in a school record and NCAA Automatic Qualifying time of 14:23.34 and participated on the winning Distance Medley Relay with Nathaniel DeBoever, Niko Brown and Bill Juda, which crossed in a time of 10:41.79. Juda placed second in the 5,000 meters with a time of 15:28.14. On the women's side, junior Alyssa Smith was third in the 5,000 meters in 18:05.61, Julie Dmochowski finished fourth in the same race in 18:57.74 and Victoria Kuberka was fifth in the 500 meter dash in 1:23.37. Geneseo competes at RIT on Saturday.