Women's Basketball Wins Ninth-Straight with Victory over Brockport, 69-58

BROCKPORT, N.Y. - SUNY Geneseo junior guard Kelsey Poplawski scored a team-high 12 points to lead four Knights in double-digits as the squad earned its ninth-straight win, a 69-58 victory over State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) foe Brockport on Friday night.

HOW IT HAPPENED

Geneseo (10-1, 5-0 SUNYAC) raced out to a 10-2 lead to open the game, outscoring the Golden Eagles, 17-9, in the first quarter. 

Brockport (3-8, 1-4 SUNYAC) cut into the Knights' advantage in the second quarter, outscoring Geneseo, 21-15 in the frame. The Golden Eagles tied the game with 45 seconds left in the first half, but a layup by first-year Kerrin Montgomery put Geneseo ahead, 32-30, as the teams went into the halftime break.

In the third quarter, Brockport took a 36-34 lead with 6:50 to go, but the Knights used a 12-1 run to regain the lead, taking a 50-44 edge into the final frame.

In the fourth, Brockport pulled to within two points, 53-51, with 4:57 to go, but a layup by junior forward Alyssa Lesakowski and a three-pointer from first-year guard Lindsay Halpin sealed the victory for the Knights as they pulled away.

QUICK FACTS

Poplawski (12), junior forward McKenna Brooks (11), Halpin and Montgomery (10) each finished in double-digit scoring, marking the third-straight game that four Knights have scored 10 or more points. 

Geneseo finished with a season-low 12 turnovers, while forcing Brockport into 20 turnovers. 

Brooks finished with 11 points and 10 rebounds for her second double-double of the season. 

The Knights have beaten the Golden Eagles in 16 out of 17 meetings, dating back to the 2010-11 season.

WHAT'S NEXT

Geneseo will return to action on Tuesday, Jan. 9 when they play host to SUNYAC opponent Fredonia. Tip-off is scheduled for 5:30 p.m.