GENESEO, N.Y. -- The Geneseo men's basketball team (8-4, 4-1 SUNYAC) retook sole possession of first place in the State Universtiy of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) standings with 66-64 win over visiting Plattsburgh (7-5, 3-2 SUNYAC) Friday. The Knights and Cardinals had been tied with Oswego, who also lost, had been tied atop the conference.
Geneseo never trailed and led by as many as 18 points in the first half. The Knights held a 62-52 lead with 2:29 left before holding off Plattsburgh's last rally. The visiting Cardinals pulled to within two points with an 8-2 run in the final minute, capping that stretch with a three-point basket with five seconds left in regulation. Plattsburgh had a chance at a game-winning shot, rebounding a missed Geneseo free throw with two seconds remaining, but couldn't get a shot off before the final buzzer.
Junior guard Connor Fedge (Bellport/Bellport) led all scores with 15 points, making seven of his 10 shots. Senior forward Ryan Riefenhauser (Dobbs Ferry/Dobbs Ferry) contributed 13 points, seven rebounds, two steals and two assists. Junior forward Jordan Jones (Rochester/McQuaid) also scored 13 points.
Sophomore forward Gordon Lyons (Buffalo/Canisius) pulled down a game-high eight rebounds and added six points, three steals and two assists. Senior guard Marcus Hoy (Batavia/Batavia) dished out a career-best seven assists.
The Knights, who lead the nation in field-goal percentage, shot 55.2 percent from the floor, making 27 of their 47 shots.
Geneseo hosts Potsdam in a 4 p.m. SUNYAC contest Saturday.