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.
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.
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.