Senior Kyle Stevens, who finished 8-10 from the field, 5-5 from the arc and 5-5 from the line with 11 rebounds, scored seven of his career-high 26 points during the overtime period as Geneseo tripped visiting Potsdam by a score of 71-66. Senior Brandon Simpson hit 8-15 from the floor and 5-6 from the charity stripe for 21 points and senior Jason Segarra made 3-7 from long range and 2-2 from the line for 11 points with four assists for the Blue Knights. The trio combined for 58 of Geneseo's 71 markers. Geneseo led 33-29 at the intermission, but Potsdam opened the second stanza on a 12-2 run to claim a six-point lead. Geneseo responded with a 17-2 run to capture their largest lead of the game at 52-43 with 8:07 remaining. A pair of long range shots, a conventional three-point play, a layup and a pair of free throws brought the Bears back and gave them a 56-52 advantage with 3:02 to play. Geneseo tied the score on a pair of Segarra foul shots with 50 ticks remaining, Potsdam took the lead with 22 seconds left and Simpson scored a layup on a nifty back-door pass from junior Mike Baker with three seconds on the clock. In the extra time, Geneseo broke the game open with a 5-0 run capped by a Simpson dunk with 2:38 to play, making the score 67-62 and Stevens sealed the win with four free throws in the final 25 seconds. Geneseo moves to 4-10 overall and 3-4 in SUNYAC and hosts Plattsburgh on Saturday at 4 p.m.
Sophomore Katelyn Charbonneau hit 5-8 from the arc to match her career-high of 15 points to lead the Geneseo women's basketball team past the visiting Potsdam Bears by a score of 74-66. Sophomore Bri Dunton hit 7-10 from the charity stripe on her way to 11 points and equalled her career best with eight assists. Juniors Alyssa Polosky and Melissa Loughlin added ten points apiece, with the former hauling in nine boards. Geneseo rebounded from an early 13-7 deficit to take a 31-27 halftime lead. The Blue Knights opened the second stanza with a 17-9 run to take a 12-point lead and the Bears could get no closer than five points at 53-48 with 11:17 remaining. Geneseo made 47% (22-47) from the field, 43% (9-21) from the arc and 21-29 (72%) fromthe line, but committed 27 turnovers, including 18 in the first half. The Blue Knights advance to 8-6 overall and 4-3 in SUNYAC.
Men's Ice Hockey
The men's ice hockey team hosted the #3 Plattsburgh Cardinals tonight and dropped a 4-3 decision as the Cardinals scored twice in the third period to break a 2-2 tie after two periods. Plattsburgh scored a pair of power play goals at 16:29 and 17:42 of the first to take a 2-0 intermission lead. Senior Dan Brown scored a power play goal from Sebastian Panetta and Stefan Decosse at 14:56 of the second and first year Ryan Bulach tied the game at 18:58 on assists from Clint Olson and Kaz Iwamoto. The Cardinals scored another man-advantage tally just 24 seconds into the third and got the eventual game-winner at 4:41. Olson scored at 5:53 from Jonathan Redlick and Trevor Foster to bring Geneseo within a goal, but the Ice Knights could not net the equalizer. Sophomore Cory Gershon made 32 saves in posting the loss in nets as Geneseo falls to 7-10-1 overall and 3-6-0 in SUNYAC. The Ice Knights host Potsdam on Saturday at 7 p.m.