Women's Basketball Holds Off Lycoming to Earn 55-49 Victory

YORK, Pa. - SUNY Geneseo sophomore forward Kerrin Montgomery finished with 15 points and 11 rebounds as the Knights held off a second-half rally to defeat Lycoming, 55-49, in the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic hosted by York College (Pa.) on Friday night. 

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • The Knights held Lycoming to a 2-for-15 shooting clip in the first quarter and finished the frame on an 8-0 run, led by a pair of triples from senior guard Kelsey Poplawski, to take a 17-4 lead. 
  • Senior forward Alyssa Lesakowski opened the second period with a layup to extend the lead to 15 points, the Knights' largest of the game, but the Warriors outscored Geneseo, 18-12, in the second frame to cut into the lead.
  • After the halftime break, the Knights extended their lead back to double-digits, taking a 40-30 advantage with 4:13 remaining in the period, but Lycoming finished the frame on an 8-0 run to cut Geneseo's edge to 40-38 entering the final quarter.
  • In the final period, Montgomery scored four points, grabbed five rebounds and blocked a shot as the Knights held off the Warriors to earn the win. 

QUICK FACTS 

  • Poplawski finished with 15 points while senior forward McKenna Brooks scored eight, grabbed 10 rebounds, recorded three blocks and a steal. 
  • Sophomore guard Lindsay Halpin pulled 10 boards and dished off a season-high eight assists. 
  • The Knights outrebounded the Warriors, 48-23, including 14 offensive rebounds, and scored 19 second-chance points while holding Lycoming to just two. 
  • Geneseo committed a season-high 23 turnovers while Lycoming committed just six. 

WHAT'S NEXT?

The Knights will take on host York (Pa.) in the championship of the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic on Saturday at 3:00 p.m.