GENESEO, N.Y. - SUNY Geneseo junior guard Kevin Crockett totaled a career-high 27 points while senior guard John Decker added 24 points, but it was visiting Oneonta coming back to earn an 89-88 victory over the Knights in State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) play, Saturday.
Geneseo (4-2, 1-1 SUNYAC) got off to a hot start, connecting on its first five shots, including three three-pointers by senior guard Justin Ringen, to jump out to a 14-4 lead with 17:26 on the clock. The Knights lead grew to as many as 16, 46-30, at the 5:38 mark en route to a 48-37 halftime edge, led by Decker's 13 points and 11 apiece from Ringen and Crockett.
The Knights' lead hovered around double-digts for most of the second half until the five minute mark when the Red Dragons used a 10-2 spurt to pull within two, 86-84, with 2:07 remaining. A pair of Decker free-throws gave Geneseo an 88-84 lead with 1:52 on the clock, but Oneonta pulled within one, 88-87, with 1:09 remaining.
Oneonta (2-4, 1-1 SUNYAC) took posession after a Geneseo missed shot with 16 seconds on the clock and called timeout with 12 seconds left. With 3.2 on the clock, it was graduate student guard Frankie Kelly scoring the winning basket on a drive down the lane as the visitors escaped with the victory.
Geneseo will return to action on on Tuesday (Dec. 6) with a road contest at Rochester slated to tip at 7:00 p.m.