Women's Basketball Travels to New Paltz in Hopes of Repeating As Conference Champs

GENESEO, N.Y. - The SUNY Geneseo women's basketball team travels to New Paltz for the semifinals and finals of the State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) Tournament this Friday and Saturday (Feb. 22-23). The second-seeded Knights will face sixth-seeded Fredonia in the semifinal round while host and top seed New Paltz will take on Brockport in the other semifinal. The championship game is slated for 4:00 p.m. on Saturday.

ABOUT THE KNIGHTS
Defending SUNYAC Champion Geneseo earned the second seed in the tournament, finishing with a 15-3 mark in conference play. The Knights gained their seventh-consecutive SUNYAC semifinal berth and face Fredonia, who upset third-seeded Oneonta, 59-51, on Tuesday. Geneseo swept the Blue Devils this season, earning an 85-62 victory on the road (Jan. 8) before knocking off Fredonia, 69-59, at home (Jan. 22). Senior forward McKenna Brooks leads the Knights with 12.6 points and 8.4 rebounds per game while sophomore guard Lindsay Halpin averages 10.4 points per game and a conference-best 4.5 assists per game. The Knights are seeking to earn their sixth conference championship in program history and their third in the past five seasons.

QUICK FACTS

  • Head coach Alyssa Polosky has led the Knights to 22 wins in her first season, tying the program record for wins by a rookie head coach (Kris Ruffo, 2002-03).
  • Brooks currently ranks 12th in program history with 1,074 points, and needs 32 points to pass Carey Janis '95 (1,105) and crack Geneseo's top-10 in all-time scoring. She also ranks third in program history with 316 made free throws, sixth with 718 career rebounds, tied for second with 115 blocks and ninth with 179 steals.
  • Geneseo and Fredonia have faced each other in the playoffs three times, with the Knights winning each of the last two meetings. Geneseo fell to visiting Fredonia, 66-65, in the 2003 conference tournament, but defeated the Blue Devils in the 2006 SUNYAC Quarterfinals, 63-51, and the 2016 SUNYAC Semifinals, 71-41.