Roberts Wesleyan Escapes With 76-73 Men's Basketball Win

GENESEO, N.Y. – The Geneseo men’s basketball team (2-3) rallied from a nine-point second-half deficit to take last-minute lead before the visiting Roberts Wesleyan Red Hawks (3-3) emerged with a 76-73 win in Friday’s consolation round of the Wendy’s College Classic. The Blue Knights will face Rochester Institute of Technology Saturday at 1 p.m. in the seventh/eighth-place game at Roberts Wesleyan.

A jumper by sophomore guard Gordon Lyons (Amherst/Canisius) capped a 9-2 Geneseo run and gave the Knights a 73-72 lead with 1:07 left in regulation. The Red Hawks retook the lead on a pair of free throws with 24 seconds to play and converted two more after forcing a Geneseo turnover. The Blue Knights’ final possession began with 11 seconds left but they couldn’t get off an attempt at a game-tying three-point basket.

Sophomore guard Andy Drescher (Fayetteville/Christian Brothers Academy) hit a three-point basket to start Geneseo’s 9-2 run and junior guard Connor Fedge (Bellport/Bellport) added lay-ups on consecutive possessions to pull the Knights to within a point.

Fedge led Geneseo with 16 points, four assists and eight rebounds (one short of his career high). Lyons added 15 points and junior forward Matt Curry (Greenlawn/Harborfields) recorded his third straight double-digit scoring effort, netting 12 points – all on three-point baskets – off the bench. Curry also pulled down seven rebounds. Junior guard Thomas Decker (White Plains/Archbishop Stepanic) added four assists.

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