The men's basketball team entertained New Paltz tonight and defeated the Hawks by a score of 75-65. Geneseo hit 15-31 (48.4%) from the field in the first half and held the Hawks to 9-24 (37.5%) shooting on their way to a 38-29 lead. Geneseo expanded their advantage to as many as 18 points at 62-44 with 9:16 left, but New Paltz chipped away at the lead and got to within four points at 69-65 with 59 seconds left. Senior Brandon Simpson, who finished with a career-high 27 points with 14 rebounds on 9-15 from the floor and 9-12 from the line, closed the game by going 6-6 from the line in the final two minutes. Senior Kyle Stevens posted a double-double as well with 14 points and 11 boards with a team-high five dimes and sophomore Mike Hoy added 10 points. Junior Mike Baker collected seven points, seven rebounds and three assists and sophomore Abe Miller contributed seven points. Geneseo moves to 2-6 on the season and 2-2 in SUNYAC and hosts Oneonta on Saturday at 4 p.m.
Men's Ice Hockey
The men's ice hockey team hosted the Lebanon Valley Dutchmen tonight and skated to a 6-2 win. Geneseo posted three goals in the first and three more in the second stanza for a 6-1 lead after two periods. Lebanon Valley scored with five seconds remaining to make the final. Senior Sebastian Panetta and sophomore Stefan Decosse had a goal and an assist and first year Kaz Iwamoto added two assists to pace the Ice Knights. Sophomores David Arduin, Jonathan Redlick and Clint Olson and first year Corbin Rosmarin scored goals for Geneseo. First year Adrian Rubeniuk picked up the win in nets by making four saves and allowing one goal in 34:41, while junior Michael Battaglia stopped 13 shots and allowed one goal in 25:19. Geneseo moves to 6-8 on the season and the same two teams meet on Saturday at Geneseo at 3 p.m.
The women's basketball team hosted the New Paltz Hawks and dropped a tough 64-62 decision. In the first half, Geneseo scored the opening five points of the game and extended to a 20-11 lead with 7:41 remaining before the Hawks closed the half with a 23-5 bulge for a 34-25 advantage. In the second stanza, Geneseo opened with a 12-3 spurt to tie the game at 37. New Paltz reclaimed a nine-point advantage at 51-42 on a three-pointer with 7:42 to play, but Geneseo recovered with a 12-2 run to lead 54-53. The run included a pair of three-pointers by first year Meghan Prue, who finished with nine points, and six free throws by junior Alyssa Polosky, who led the Knights with 18 points and nine boards on 5-7 from the field and 7-10 from the charity stripe. Geneseo led 60-55 before New Paltz scored eight straight points to take command of the contest with a three-point lead with only one minute to play. Junior Khadija Campbell and first year Melissa Graham scored nine points each and sophomore Bri Dunton added six points, six assists, four steals and seven rebounds. Geneseo falls to 5-3 overall and 2-2 in SUNYAC and hosts Oneonta on Saturday at 2 p.m.