GENESEO, N.Y. - SUNY Geneseo first-year forward Kerrin Montgomery finished with a career-high 16 points to lead the Knights to an 86-57 victory over visiting Medaille on Saturday afternoon at Schrader Gymnasium.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- The Knights (9-1) never trailed, jumping out to an 11-2 lead on a three-point play by Montgomery with 4:48 to play in the first half. Geneseo extended its lead to 23-7 before the end of the quarter as Montgomery netted seven points in the first frame.
- Geneseo shot 13-for-27 (51.9%) from the floor in the first half and forced Medaille (5-6) into 14 turnovers to take a 39-25 lead into the halftime break.
- In the third quarter, Geneseo led by as many as 23 points when sophomore guard Madison McCulley hit a three-pointer to cap a 7-0 run in the final three minutes of the frame, and led 63-43 heading into the final period.
- The Knights outscored the Mavericks, 23-14, in the fourth quarter, including an 8-0 advantage on points in the paint and 16 points off the bench, to close out the victory.
- Led by Montgomery, Geneseo finished with four double-digit scorers. Sophomore guard Sara Ciotti netted 13 points while junior guard Kelsey Poplawski scored 12 and McCulley dropped 10.
- The Knights forced Medaille into 26 turnovers and tied their season-high with 18 steals as junior forward McKenna Brooks and Poplawski each recorded a team-high four.
- Geneseo's 86 points marked the second-highest scoring output on the season and the third time this season they've scored 80 or more points. The team had reached 80 points just twice in the previous three seasons.
- The Knights finished the 2017 calendar year with a 29-3 record, the second-best calendar year record in program history (1993, 30-1).
The Knights will resume State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) play on Friday, Jan. 5 with a trip to Brockport. Gametime is scheduled for 5:30 p.m.