New Paltz Beats Knights For SUNYAC Women's Basketball Title

New Paltz, N.Y. – The Geneseo women’s basketball team (20-7) dropped a 64-53 decision to host New Paltz (24-3) in the title game of the State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) Championship Tournament.

The Knights were down by as many as 14 points late in the first half but pulled to within three points, trailing just 44-41 with 6:58 to go. The top-seeded Hawks scored the next three points and kept Geneseo from closing to one possession for the rest of the game.

Senior guard Melissa Graham (East Orchard/Mount Mercy) recorded her sixth double-double of the season, leading Geneseo with 14 points and 10 rebounds. Her three assists also led the team.

First year forward Allison McKenna (Huntington/John Glenn), who joined Graham on the all-tournament team, scored 11 points and added five rebounds and two blocked shots. Sophomore forward Shannon McGinnis (Walworth/Gananda) and first year guard Dana Cohan (Rochester/Greece Athena) both pulled down six rebounds. Senior forward Nyisha Lewis (Rochester/Mercy) scored seven points in just six minutes off the bench.

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