Knights Can't Complete Men's Basketball Rally at Cortland

Cortland, N.Y. – The Geneseo men’s basketball team (10-5, 6-2 SUNYAC) dropped a 79-73 decision at Cortland (11-3, 5-2 SUNYAC) Friday in State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) play. Despite the loss the Knights remain half a game ahead of Cortland and Plattsburgh (both 5-2) in the conference standings.

Geneseo trailed by 17 points with 11:23 to go and pulled as close to six on three occasions before the Red Dragons emerged with the win.

Sophomore guard Gordon Lyons (Amherst/Canisius) led the Knights with 17 points and 12 rebounds. Senior forward Ryan Riefenhauser (Dobbs Ferry/Dobbs Ferry) added 11 points and eight rebounds and junior guard Connor Fedge (Bellport/Bellport) scored 15 points and led the team with four steals. Junior forward Jordan Jones (Rochester/McQuaid Academy) netted 10 points and sophomore guard Andy Drescher (Fayetteville/Christian Brothers Academy) finished with nine points. Sophomore forward James McKenna (Huntingdon/St. Anthony’s) contributed five assists.

The Knights return home for an 8 p.m. game against Oswego Saturday.

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