Women's Basketball Takes Down Potsdam, 80-35, for Hemer's 200th Win

GENESEO, N.Y. - SUNY Geneseo junior forward McKenna Brooks scored a game-high 17 points and grabbed seven rebounds to lead the Knights to an 80-35 victory over State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) foe Potsdam on Friday night at Schrader Gymnasium. The win marked head coach Scott Hemer's 200th victory as leader of the program.


  • Geneseo (7-1, 3-0) took a 24-8 first quarter lead which included a 20-6 run in the first eight minutes of the game that saw five different players score.

  • Following a three-point play by Brooks, first-year guard Allyson Strauss knocked down a three that forced a Potsdam (1-7, 0-3) timeout as the Knights ended the half on a 13-2 run and took a 40-17 lead into halftime.

  • Geneseo started the first four minutes of the second half on an 9-0 run, pushing their lead to 49-17 on a layup by junior forward Alyssa Lesakowski.

  • The Knights combined to shoot 9-for-14 from the floor in the fourth quarter as they outscored the Bears, 24-8 in the final frame to earn the victory.


  • Geneseo forced the Bears into 26 turnovers, converting them into 30 points off turnovers. Geneseo recorded 25 second-chance points while holding Potsdam without any.

  • The Knights held Potsdam to their season-low points total (35)

  • Geneseo has held its opponent to fewer than 40 points three times this season, posting a 3-0 mark in those games. 

  • Sophomore guard Sara Ciotti added 13 points and a season-high six assists while Strauss and Brooks each swiped a game-high four steals. 

  • Geneseo head coach Scott Hemer earned his 200th coaching win as a Knight. In his 11th season, Hemer's .697 winning percentage (200-87) ranks as the second-winningest coach in program history, trailing only Joe French (96-41, .699), who coached the team from 1996-2001. 


Geneseo will host Plattsburgh in a conference matchup tomorrow (Dec. 9) with tip-off scheduled for 1:00 p.m. in Schrader gym