The Geneseo women's basketball team recovered from a 35-15 halftime deficit to claim an 80-71 victory in overtime at Buffalo State tonight. The Bengals ran out to the 20-point lead by shooting 38.2 percent from the floor and 50 % from the arc (4-8) in the first half, while Geneseo struggled from the floor with a 5-23 (21.7%) performance. In the second half, Geneseo chipped away at the lead to trail by six with under three minutes to play at 61-56. The Blue Knights got consecutive baskets by junior Bri Dunton and senior Kiki Campbell and senior Alyssa Polosky's layup tied the game with 1:44 to play. After trading baskets, Geneseo had the ball with a chance to win, but Buffalo State created a turnover on a shot clock violation. In the overtime, Geneseo took the lead for good on a three-pointer with 3:48 to play by Campbell, who finished with a game-high 22 points with eight rebounds on 9-18 from the field, 1-3 from the arc and 3-6 from the line. Geneseo stretched the lead to five, but the Bengals drew within two with a three-pointer with 1:38 to play. Geneseo answered immediately, putting the game away with a long-range shot by Polosky with 1:11 to go. Senior Brittany Finkle posted a double-double by going 7-9 from the line on her way to 13 points with 10 rebounds, Polosky went 5-9 from the field, 2-4 from the arc and 2-2 from the line for 14 points with six boards and Dunton hit 4-7 from the floor and 5-8 from the charity stripe for 13 points. Sophomore Melissa Graham shook off a tough shooting night (2-13) by grabbing eight rebounds and going 4-4 from the line in overtime to help seal the win. Geneseo moves to 11-2 overall and 6-0 in SUNYAC and hosts Oswego on Friday at 6 p.m.
First year Jordan Jones made 13-19 from the field and 8-12 from the line for a game and career-high 34 points with eight rebounds, but the Geneseo men's basketball team dropped a 112-104 decision at Buffalo State tonight. In the first half, the Bengals used a 12-4 run to take a 30-20 lead, but the Blue Knights responded with a 12-2 run to trail 38-37 with 4:29 to play in the half. Buffalo State scored 11 points over the next 1:42 on their way to a 53-43 lead at the intermission. Geneseo opened the second half on a 9-2 run to pull within three at 55-52, but the Bengals regained command and Geneseo got no closer than six points the rest of the way at 95-89 with 3:36 to play. Junior Mike Hoy made 8-11 from the floor, 1-2 from the arc and 6-8 from the line for 23 points, junior Abe Miller added 14 points and six boards on 7-13 shooting and first year Connor Fedge made all four of his shots from the field and 3-4 from the stripe for 11 points with five assists. Geneseo falls to 7-6 overall and 1-5 in SUNYAC and host the Oswego Lakers on Friday at 8 p.m.