Women's Basketball Takes Down Brockport, 68-49

GENESEO, N.Y. - SUNY Geneseo senior guard Kelsey Poplawski scored 12 points to lead the Knights to a State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) victory over Brockport, 68-49, on Saturday afternoon at Schrader Gymnasium.

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • Brockport jumped out to an early 9-4 lead, but sophomore guard Lindsay Halpin scored Geneseo's first eight points and Poplawski finished a layup to put the Knights ahead, 10-9. Geneseo closed the quarter on a 14-3 run to move ahead, 18-12, before the end of the frame.
  • The Knights extended their lead in the second period, outscoring the Golden Eagles, 18-13, to go ahead 36-25 at halftime. 
  • Halpin opened the third quarter with a three-point play that spurred a 12-0 Knights run. Senior forward McKenna Brooks finished a layup in the final minute to give Geneseo a 56-30 lead entering the final frame.
  • The Knights held Brockport at bay in the fourth quarter, never allowing the Golden Eagles to within fewer than 19 points as they cruised to the victory.

QUICK FACTS 

  • Nine Knights finished with a field goal, including 12 points from Poplawski and 11 from Halpin. Sophomore forward Kerrin Montgomery scored 10 while Brooks finished with nine points and a team-high 10 rebounds.
  • Geneseo outrebounded Brockport, 44-25, and allowed just five offensive rebounds. 
  • The Knights shot 5-for-12 from beyond the arc as junior guard Madison McCulley and Poplawski each netted two triples.
  • Geneseo held its opponent to under 50 points for the seventh time this season.

WHAT'S NEXT?

Geneseo will travel to Brockport to face the Golden Eagles again on Tuesday, Feb. 12 at 5:30 p.m.