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.

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • 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. 

QUICK FACTS

  • 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.

WHAT'S NEXT

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.