BROCKPORT, N.Y. - SUNY Geneseo sophomore forward Tommy Eastman recorded 23 points and 15 rebounds but the Knights fell to State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) rival Brockport, 88-78, on Friday evening.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- The Knights (5-6, 2-3 SUNYAC) jumped out to a 9-3 lead after junior guard Quinn Carey netted a pair of three-pointers. Geneseo held the lead late in the first half before the Golden Eagles gained a 22-20 lead with 8:53 remaining in the period.
- Eastman scored 10 straight points for the Knights as the team tied the game, 28-28, with 5:11 to play, but Brockport (9-3, 4-1 SUNYAC) finished the half on a 14-5 run to take a 42-33 lead into the halftime break.
- In the second half, the Golden Eagles used a 21-11 run out of the gate to take a 63-44 lead with 15:25 remaining in the game.
- Seven more points from Eastman spurred a 9-0 Geneseo run as the Knights drew to within 10 points, 63-53, with 12:25 remaining.
- With 1:55 to play and the Knights trailing by 11, Carey grabbed a steal and found senior guard Kevin Crockett who was fouled on a three-point attempt. Crockett sunk all three foul shots to draw the Knights within eight, 79-71.
- The Knights forced a stop on the ensuing Brockport possession, but could not draw any closer as the Golden Eagles closed out the game.
- Eastman's double-double marks his fifth of the season, and his fourth in his last five games. He ranks tied for first in the conference in double-doubles, and remains first in the conference in defensive rebounds per game (8.3).
- Carey finished with 22 points while Crockett scored 15 and finished with a team-high five assists.
- As a team, Geneseo grabbed a season-high 50 rebounds, including a season-high 17 offensive rebounds.
The Knights will host Fredonia in another SUNYAC tilt on Tuesday, Jan. 9 with tip-off scheduled for 7:30 p.m.