No. 22/23 Women's Basketball Begins SUNYAC Schedule with 74-48 Win at Oswego

OSWEGO, N.Y. - SUNY Geneseo sophomore guard Lindsay Halpin scored a team-high 15 points, grabbed five rebounds, dished five assists and ripped three steals as the Knights rolled past Oswego, 74-48, in both teams' State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) opener on Friday night. 

HOW IT HAPPENED 

  • Geneseo scored the first seven points of the game on its way to an early 9-3 lead. From there, the Knights went on a 14-0 run capped by back-to-back Halpin layups, before Oswego scored the final field goal of the quarter, giving the Knights a 23-5 lead entering the second period.
  • The Knights outscored the Lakers, 21-16, in the second quarter as sophomore forward Kerrin Montgomery finished the frame with a layup to put the Knights up, 44-21, entering the halftime break.
  • Geneseo began the third quarter with five-straight buckets to extend the lead to 54-21. The Knights held the Lakers to just seven third quarter points as the lead ballooned to 63-28 entering the fourth.
  • Oswego outscored the Knights, 20-11, in the final frame, but it wasn't enough to catch Geneseo as the Knights rolled to the victory. 

QUICK FACTS

  • Senior guard Kelsey Poplawski scored 11 points while sophomore guard Natalie Alfieri added nine. All 12 Knights recorded at least one point in the game. 
  • Geneseo shot 30-for-57 (52.6%) from the floor, eclipsing the 50.0% mark for the second-straight game. 
  • The Knights outrebounded Oswego, 37-24, bringing their average rebounding margin to +16.2 on the season, good for sixth in the nation.
  • Senior forward Nicole Kaczmarczyk leads the team in shooting percentage, going 25-for-48 (65.8%) while the Knights are shooting 49.5% on the season, tied for fifth in the country. 

WHAT'S NEXT?

Geneseo travels to Cortland for a matinee matchup against the Red Dragons on Saturday at 2:00 p.m.