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.
Men's Ice Hockey
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.
Indoor Track & Field
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.