Rogers' Career Night Leads Knights Past Blue Devils, 71-62

GENESEO, N.Y. - SUNY Geneseo junior guard Terence Rogers scored a career-high 16 points to lead four in double-digits as the Knights defeated Fredonia, 71-62, in State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) play on Tuesday night at Schrader Gymnasium. 

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • Geneseo fell behind in the early minutes, but gained the lead, 10-9, on a layup by first-year guard Michael Gannon with 13:12 to play in the first half. 
  • Sophomore guard Justin Leonard finished a putback to give the Knights a 24-22 lead with 5:10 to play in the period, but the Blue Devils finished on a 14-5 run to take a 36-29 lead into halftime.
  • In the second half, Fredonia led by as many as 11 points, taking a 42-31 lead with 18:58 to go, but the Knights clawed back to within five points with 11:16 to go. Junior guard Terrance Nichols drilled consecutive three-pointers to put Geneseo ahead, 55-54, with 7:47 to play. 
  • Geneseo attacked the paint down the stretch, scoring all but two of their final 16 points on foul shots and layups. Senior guard Zack Panebianco and senior forward Jack Manke each went 2-for-2 from the foul line in the final minute to seal the victory. 

QUICK FACTS

  • Nichols finished with 15 points while Manke scored 14 and grabbed seven rebounds and Panebianco scored 10. Gannon scored seven and ripped a team-high 13 boards.
  • Nichols and Rogers each finished with a team-high two steals while Joseph Harclerode III grabbed seven rebounds and swatted two shots. 
  • The Knights tied a season-low with two made three-pointers and shot a season-low 50.0% (13-for-26) from the foul line, but shot 46.7% (28-for-60) from the floor, their highest field goal percentage in the past five games.
  • Geneseo held Fredonia to just 33.3% (21-for-63) shooting and outrebounded the Blue Devils, 43-39.

WHAT'S NEXT?

The Knights will travel to Potsdam to face the Bears in another SUNYAC contest on Friday, Jan. 25 with tip-off scheduled for 7:30 p.m.