First year Shannon McGinnis hit 8-15 from the floor, 3-5 from the arc and 1-1 from the line for a career high 20 points with five rebounds to lead the Geneseo women's basketball team past visiting Brockport (3-10/0-6 SUNYAC) by a score of 67-50. Sophomore Lea Sobieraski scored 12 points with eight rebounds, first year Katie Peterson hit 5-11 on her way to 11 points and junior Melissa Graham grabbed 12 rebounds for the Blue Knights. Brockport opened the game with a three-pointer for their lone lead of the night as Geneseo built a seven point cushion in the first half on a layup by Peterson with 11:58 to play for a 16-9 advantage. Brockport cut the lead to a bucket at 20-18, but the Blue Knights responded to lead 33-27 at the break. In the second half, Brockport pulled within three points at 35-32, but Geneseo pulled away with an 8-0 spurt and led by as many as 21 at 65-44 on a bucket by McGinnis with 3:08 to play. First year Phoebe Byrnes led the Golden Eagles with 12 points. Geneseo wins their fourth in a row and moves to 10-4 overall and 5-2 in SUNYAC. The Blue Knights travel to Oneonta on Friday.
First year Gordon Lyons hit 5-9 from the floor and 6-7 from the line for 16 points as the host Geneseo men's basketball team held on for a 67-66 win over the Brockport Golden Eagles. Junior Ryan Riefenhauser made 7-9 shots on his way to 16 points, six rebounds and five assists, sophomore Matt Curry added 10 points and eight boards and senior Mike Hoy contributed 10 points for the Blue Knights. Sophomore John Ivy scored 20 points and senior Gerald Williams netted 17 for Brockport. Two free throws by Lyons with 1:15 to play gave Geneseo a 65-61 lead, but Brockport struck back with a three-pointer by Williams on the next possession. After each team made a defensive stop, Lyons cashed two more foul shots with 15 seconds to play to give Geneseo the lead, 67-64. Brockport's Donnell Jackson made a layup off an assist from Williams with three ticks left. On the inbounds, Geneseo passed the length of the floor, where Jackson stole the pass at the foul line and called a quick timeout with 1.7 seconds left. Brockport's inbounds pass from the right sideline was deflected away by Lyons preserving the Geneseo win. The Blue Knights led by as many as 13 points in the first half, before settling for a 36-25 lead at the break. In the second half, Brockport pulled within three at 39-36, but Geneseo responded with a 5-0 run. The Golden Eagles got within two at 46-44, but the Blue Knights reclaimed a seven point lead at 53-46 and never trailed in the second half. Geneseo moves to 6-8 overall and 4-3 in SUNYAC and travels to Oneonta on Saturday.