Hot Shooting Leads Men's Basketball Past Potsdam, 94-72

GENESEO, N.Y. - SUNY Geneseo junior guard Quinn Carey netted 20 points as the Knights shot a season-best 59.3% from the floor to earn a 94-72 victory over State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) foe Potsdam on Friday night at Schrader Gymnasium.


  • The Knights (4-4, 2-1 SUNYAC) jumped out to a 10-2 led with six-straight points by Carey and forced a Potsdam timeout with15:58 left in the first half.

  • After Potsdam (4-4, 1-2 SUNYAC) cut the lead to 21-19, Panebianco scored five-straight points, including one three-pointer that led a 9-0 charge, putting the Knights' lead back to double-digits. 

  • Senior forward Jordi Menkhorst grabbed an offensive board and then scooped in a layup as time expired to give Geneseo a 47-33 lead at the halftime break.

  • Geneseo maintained control throughout the second half, using a 16-for-26 second half shooting effort to extend their lead to as many as 25 points.

  • First-year forward Alex Merhige netted seven second-half points as the Knights closed out the Bears. 


  • Geneseo's 32-for-54 (59.3%) shooting performance was the best single-game shooting percentage since the 2013-14 season when the team shot 32-for-52 (61.5%) in a win over Buffalo State.

  • Junior guard Zack Panebianco finished with nine points and a season-high 10 assists, while sophomore forward Tommy Eastman grabbed his second-straight double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds.

  • Menkhorst netted a season-high 12 points and added a pair of blocks for the Knights.

  • The 94-point scoring performance was a season-high, and the most scored by the Knights since January 13, 2017, when they netted 104.


Geneseo takes on Plattsburgh in their second straight SUNYAC matchup tomorrow (Dec. 9) with tip-off scheduled at 3:00 p.m. in Schrader Gym.