GENESEO, N.Y. - SUNY Geneseo senior guard Kayleigh Cavanaugh tied a career-high with 17 points while grabbing seven rebounds to lead the No. 18 Knights to a 75-48 victory over Oswego in State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) play, Friday.
Senior guard Katie Durand added 14 points as Geneseo (24-0, 17-0 SUNYAC) remained unbeaten with one game left in the regular season. The Knights will host Cortland on Saturday at 4:00 p.m. looking to become only the second team in program history to go undefeated through its first 25 games.
Geneseo scored 13-unanswered points to build a 22-4 lead at the 2:29 mark of the first quarter that was 24-9 after the first 10 minutes of play. The Lakers out-scored the Knights, 15-14, in the second quarter as the Knights carried a 38-24 edge into the halftime locker room.
The Lakers *(8-16, 5-12 SUNYAC) scored the first four points of the third quarter to make it a 38-28 deficit, but Geneseo responded with a decisive 13-0 spurt, led by six points from Durand, to reclaim a 51-28 edge that proved insurmountable.
The Knights connected on 31-of-68 shots for their third-highest shooting performance (45.6 perecent) of the season, while finishing with a 46-36 advantage in rebounds.
Geneseo wore pink uniforms in honor of the Play4Kay Foundation, in an effort to raise awareness and funding for cancer research. The team was also joined by the family of teammate Savannah Williams, who passed away in a car accident December, raising a banner in Schrader Gym in her memory during a pre-game ceremony.