Blue Knights Alone Atop SUNYAC Men's Basketball Standings

New Paltz, N.Y. – The Geneseo men’s basketball team (5-3, 3-0 SUNYAC) moved into sole possession of first place in the State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) standings with an 84-63 win at New Paltz (4-5, 2-2 SUNYAC) Saturday. The Blue Knights are the only SUNYAC team unbeaten in conference play.

Geneseo’s 84 points, 27 assists and 60.3 field-goal percentage were all the team’s second-highest single-game marks of the season.

Sophomore forward Gordon Lyons (Amherst/Canisius) came off the bench to record team-high totals of 16 points and seven rebounds. Senior forward Ryan Riefenhauser (Dobbs Ferry/Dobbs Ferry) scored 12 points; junior guard Connor Fedge (Bellport/Bellport) and sophomore guard Andy Drescher (Christian Brothers Academy/Fayetteville) both added 10.

Junior guard Thomas Decker (White Plains/Archbishop Stepanic) and sophomore James McKenna (Huntington/St. Anthony’s) scored nine points apiece; McKenna was making his first start of the season.

Drescher’s career-best six assists led Geneseo; sophomore forward Devon Anderson (Plattsburgh/Beekmantown) and senior guard Marcus Hoy (Batavia/Batavia) both had a career-high three.

Riefenhauser contributed four rebounds and three assists. Junior forward Jordan Jones (Rochester/McQuaid Academy) pulled down six rebounds.

The Blue Knights are idle until hosting Medaille in a non-league game Wednesday, Jan. 2.

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