A quartet of players scored career highs for Geneseo as junior Ryan Riefenhauser netted 22 points with five assists, sophomore Connor Fedge collected 21 points, first year Gordon Lyons scored 17 points with a game and career-high 12 rebounds and junior Marcus Hoy added nine points to lead the host Blue Knights men's basketball team past #21 Buffalo State (11-3/4-3 SUNYAC) by a score of 97-86 in overtime. Riefenhauser made 11-18 from the field, Fedge hit 5-9 from the floor and 11-14 from the line, Lyons converted 13 of 14 from the charity stripe and Hoy hit all six of his free throws as Geneseo converted 33-41 (80.5%) from the line as a team. Sophomore Matt Curry added 19 points on 8-10 from the field and 3-4 from the arc for the Blue Knights and senior Mike Hoy dished out five assists with six rebounds. Junior Jake Simmons paced the Bengals with 29 points on 10-20 from the floor and 7-15 from the arc. Geneseo built a nine-point lead at 34-25 on a three-pointer by Marcus Hoy with 4:44 remaining in the first half before the Blue Knights settled for a 40-37 lead at intermission. A pair of free throws and a layup by Fedge gave Geneseo their largest lead at 59-48 with 13:50 left in the second half. The Blue Knights held a 76-68 lead on a Riefenhauser layup with 1:45 to play, but the Bengals stormed back to outscore the Blue Knights 9-0 to take a 77-76 lead with 40 seconds remaining. After a Bengal foul, Marcus Hoy cashed a pair of free throws to give Geneseo a 78-77 lead with 36 seconds left. Buffalo State played for the last shot and sophomore Nico McLean was fouled with five seconds to play, subsequently making the first and missing the second attempt to force the overtime. In the extra session, the Bengals scored first, but Lyons made four of his eight made free throws in eight overtime attempts and Riefenhauser scored on three of the next four possessions to give the Knights a 90-82 lead and command of the game with 1:48 left. Geneseo advances to 5-8 overall and 3-3 in SUNYAC and host Brockport on Tuesday at 8 p.m.
Senior Katelyn Charbonneau hit 8-12 from the field, including all five of her three-point shots, on her way to a career-high 23 points with five rebounds and four assists to lead the host Geneseo women's basketball team to a 72-64 win over Buffalo State (12.2/5-2 SUNYAC). Junior Melissa Graham scored 13 points on 4-6 shooting with seven boards and five assists and senior Meg Prue added 12 points, including 4-4 from the free throw line. Geneseo jumped out to a 15-4 lead on a three-pointer by Prue at 14:39 of the first half and built the lead to as many as 13 on a pair of free throws by Graham with 8:55 to play. Buffalo State would draw within four at 30-26, but Charbonneau would hit a trio of three-pointers in the final five minutes to give Geneseo a 40-30 lead at the half. In the second half, Buffalo State countered to pull within two at 49-47, but Geneseo scored nine points in a row to break the game open. The Blue Knights hit 10-24 (41.7%) from the arc and 18-21 (85.7%) from the line and first year Shannon McGinnis grabbed 10 rebounds to push their record to 9-4 overall and 4-2 in SUNYAC. Geneseo hosts Brockport on Tuesday at 6 p.m.
Men's Swimming & Diving
Senior Ken Pink won four individual events and swam on two winning relays to lead the Geneseo men's swimming and diving team to a 254-78 win over RIT and a 227-105 victory over host New Paltz in a tri-meet on Saturday. Pink won the 200 (2:01.35) and 400 (4:32.10) IM events, the 100 (1:01.17) and 200 (2:15.37) breaststroke events and swam on the winning 200 (1:39.17) and 400 (3:39.59) medley relays. Senior Josh Kaplan won the 100 (54.74) and 200 (2:01.42) backstroke events and contributed to both winning medley relays. Junior Frank Schiappa won the 50 (21.76) and 100 (47.95) freestyles for the Blue Wave and swam on the winning 200 (1:26.76) and 400 freestyle relays. Geneseo's Bryan Schaub won the 200 fly in 2:07.36 and finished second in the 1,650 freestyle (17:55.39) and the 400 IM (4:34.86), senior Drew Rogers won the 200 free in 1:48.88 and was second in the 100 free in 49.89 and first year John Nasky won the 500 freestyle in 4:52.30. Geneseo's Dan Strothenke placed second in the 50 free in 22.32 and swam on all five winning relays, while senior Aaron Wagner contributed to the winning 200, 400 and 800 freestyle and the 400 medley relays. Geneseo is 5-3 on the season and travels to MCC on Monday.
Women's Swimming & Diving
First year Abby Max won two events and placed second in two others as the Geneseo women's swimming and diving team defeated RIT 260-72 and lost to New Paltz, 182-150, in a tri-meet at New Paltz this afternoon. Max won the 500 freestyle in 5:18.31 and the 200 freestyle in 1:58.74, finished second in the 100 back in 1:01.48 and the 1,650 freestyle in 18:37.72 and teamed with Corinne Vairo, Elyssa Max and Haleigh Wixson to win the 400 freestyle relay. Junior Kaitlin Wilcoxen won the 100 (1:11.11) and 200 (2:33.75) breaststroke events for the Blue Wave. Geneseo had four other second place performances as Katie Jesaitis posted a 1:13.05 on the 100 breast, Lily Powell swam a 2:15.16 in the 200 butterfly, Elyssa Max posted a 56.41 in the 100 free and Wixson finished the 200 back in 2:18.73. Geneseo is 4-4 on the season and travels to MCC on Monday.
Men's Indoor Track & Field
Senior Eddie Novara won a pair of events as the Geneseo men's indoor team competed in a non-scoring meet at RIT this afternoon. Novara won the mile run in 4:12.41 and the 3,000 meters in an ECAC-qualifying time of 8:36.59. Geneseo had three other winners as Chris Moore won the 5,000 meters in 16:06.60, Chris Carter won the 800 meters in an ECAC time of 1:55.54 and senior Nwana Okafor won the long jump with a distance of 6.96 meters. Geneseo had three other ECAC qualifying performances as Kevin Bronson was second in the 800 (1:57.20), Mark Streb was second in the 3,000 in 8:43.05 and Chris Mateer finished third in the 3,000 in 8:48.63. Geneseo participates in Geneva, Ohio on Saturday.
Women's Indoor Track & Field
Junior Marissa Liberati posted a time of 10:33.05 to lead a contingent of Geneseo runners that finished in 2-9th place in the 3,000 meters, including four ECAC-qualifying times, at the RIT Invitational this afternoon. Geneseo's Allison Hoh and Keira Wood each won an event as the former took the 400 meters in 63.11 and the latter won the 800 in an ECAC-qualifying time of 2:17.02. Sophomore Mary Aldridge placed second in the mile in 5:20.77, senior Kelly Brunscheen was second in the 800 in an ECAC time of 2:22.01, Celeste Hoelzl was second in the 1,000 meters in 3:17.88 and Jessica Shumway finished second in the high jump with a leap of 1.53 meters. Geneseo travels to Geneva, Ohio on Saturday.