Junior Katelyn Charbonneau's lay-in with one second left gave the Geneseo Blue Knights a dramatic 54-52 win over visiting New Paltz tonight to hand the Hawks their first conference loss. New Paltz's Maliqua Fisher, who finished with 14 points, tied the game at 52 with a coast-to-coast layup with 58 seconds remaining. Each team had shot opportunities in the final minute before Geneseo gained possession on a rebound battle that went out-of-bounds with eight seconds left, having to go the length of the floor. On the inbounds, sophomore Melissa Graham received the pass and found junior Bri Dunton on the right sideline at midcourt. As Dunton advanced the ball up the floor, Charbonneau broke free behind the defense and made the uncontested layup with one tick left. Senior Brittany Finkle scored 13 of her game-high 15 points in the first half and grabbed nine rebounds, while classmate Alyssa Polosky added 11 points and a game-best 13 boards. Dunton finished with five assists, while Graham and senior Khadija Campbell had six points and nine rebounds each as Geneseo controlled the glass, 54-38. The Blue Knights move to 9-2 overall and 4-0 in SUNYAC and host Oneonta on Saturday at 2 p.m.
The men's basketball team hosted New Paltz tonight and dropped their fourth in the last five games, 78-69. Geneseo trailed by as many as 12 points in the first half before recovering with a 12-5 run to end the half and trail 34-29 at intermission. In the second stanza, Geneseo cut the lead to two points at 34-32, but New Paltz used a 9-2 run early in the second half to take command of the game and lead by 11 at 47-36. First year Connor Fedge scored 14 of his career-high 18 points in the second half for Geneseo as he was 9-13 from the field. First year Jordan Jones hit 6-11 from the field and 4-7 from the line for 16 points and junior Mike Hoy added 14 points on 5-10 from the floor, 2-4 from the arc and 2-3 from the line. First year Lamont Stokes collected a team-high eight rebounds and senior Mike Baker dished out five assists. The Blue Knights fall to 6-5 overall and 0-4 in SUNYAC and host the Oneonta Red Dragons on Saturday at 4 p.m.
Swimming & Diving
Results of the first day of the meet with RIT and New Paltz can be found below. Full results and a recap of the meet will be posted following the conclusion of the meet on Saturday.