GENESEO, N.Y. – SUNY Geneseo sophomore forward Kerrin Montgomery paired a career-high 21 points with eight rebounds to lead the No. 16/17 Knights to a 69-59 victory over visiting Fredonia, Tuesday, in State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) women's basketball action.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Fredonia took a 7-1 lead to open the first quarter, before Geneseo responded with a 9-2 run capped by a jump shot by senior forward McKenna Brooks for a 10-9 lead at the 4:00 mark.
- Trailing, 14-10, with 2:46 to play in the first quarter, the Knights scored 13 of the next 16 points, including eight points by Montgomery, to build a 23-17 edge with 3:21 on the second-quarter clock. Fredonia closed within three, 29-26, at halftime.
- Sophomore guard Lindsay Halpin started the second half with a jumper that pushed the Knights to a 31-26 edge, but Fredonia (7-9, 4-5 SUNYAC) battled back to take a 37-36 lead with 4:09 on the third-quarter clock. Back-to-back lay-ups by Geneseo senior forward Nicole Kaczmarczyk pushed Geneseo back in front, 40-37, at 2:47.
- Tied, 40-40, with 1:37 left in the third, the teams traded three-point field goals before McKenna closed the quarter with a three-point play with 10.8 seconds remaining.
- Geneseo (7-1, 14-1 SUNYAC) pulled away in the fourth quarter, riding a decisive 13-4 run to a 59-47 lead with under four minutes to play. A Blue Devil lay-up pulled the visitors within four, 51-47, at 6:54, but the Knights scored eight-straight points capped by a lay-up from senior guard Sarah Ciotti for a 59-47 edge at 3:52 that proved insurmountable.
- Brooks finished the game with 10 points and 11 rebounds for her third double-double this season.
- Sophomore guard Natalie Alfieri added 10 points to go along with eight rebounds while Ciotti totaled 10 points.
- Geneseo extended its program-record 21-game home unbeaten streak and is one of only six teams in the nation with an active home winning streak of 20 or more.
Geneseo hits the road this Friday and Saturday (Jan. 25-26) for a pair of SUNYAC matchups at Potsdam (5:30 p.m.) and Plattsburgh (2:00 p.m.), respectively.