McKenna Leads Women's Basketball Past Plattsburgh 77-68

GENESEO, N.Y. – The Geneseo women’s basketball team (8-3, 4-1 SUNYAC) won for the fourth time in five league games, beating visiting Plattsburgh (7-4, 3-2 SUNYAC) 77-68 in State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) action Friday.

First year forward Allison McKenna (Huntington/John Glenn) scored a career-high 20 points to lead the Knights, making six of her eight shots from the floor and all seven of her free-throw attempts. Her six rebounds and three blocked shots were both game-high totals as well.

Sophomore forward Katie Peterson (Ithaca/Ithaca) added 12 points off the bench and sophomore forward Shannon McGinnis (Walworth/Gananda) added 11 points and six rebounds. Senior guard Melissa Graham (Orchard Park/Mount Mercy) collected nine points, six assists, six rebounds and five steals. Sophomore guard Cara Manfredi (South Glastonbury, Conn./South Glastonbury) scored 10 points.

The Knights closed the first half on a 19-7 run after Plattsburgh had closed to 19-18 with 6:48 left. They stretched their lead to as many as 18 points early in the second period. The Cardinals cut Geneseo’s lead to six points with 5:20 left in regulation before the Knights pulled away for the win.

The Knights host Potsdam Saturday at 2 p.m.

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