POTSDAM, N.Y. - SUNY Geneseo sophomore guard Natalie DiSalvo scored a career-high 12 points as the 25th-ranked Knights shot a program-record 63.3% (31-for-49) from the floor on the way to a victory over State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) opponent Potsdam, 83-37, on Saturday afternoon at Jerry Welsh Gymnasium.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- The Knights opened the game on a 9-2 run and finished the first quarter leading 18-9 behind four points from first-year forward Kerrin Montgomery.
- In the second quarter, Geneseo allowed Potsdam just five points while the Knights netted 25 to take a 43-14 lead into the halftime break.
- The Knights shot 14-for-21 (66.7%) from the floor in the second half as they outscored Potsdam 40-23 to pull away and earn the win.
- The Knights broke a 27-year old record, shooting 63.3% (31-for-49) from the floor, topping a 60.0% shooting effort in a 119-43 victory over D'Youville on Dec. 1, 1990. None of the student-athletes on the active roster were born when the previous record was set.
- Geneseo allowed Potsdam just 14 points in the first half of the game, the fewest points allowed in a half this season by the Knights.
- Junior guard Kelsey Poplawski scored 10 points as 12 Knights recorded at least one made field goal.
- The Knights have scoring 80 or more points in four games this season after only reaching 80 points twice in the previous three seasons combined.
Geneseo will travel to nearby RIT for a non-conference battle with the Tigers, Tuesday, Jan. 23 at 7:00 p.m.