GENESEO, N.Y. - SUNY Geneseo senior forward McKenna Brooks scored her 1,000th career point early in the fourth quarter, but the Knights fell to visiting New Paltz, 73-64, in State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) play on Saturday afternoon.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- The Knights jumped out to an early 8-4 lead as sophomore guard Lindsay Halpin netted five of the Knights' first eight points, but New Paltz responded with a 14-0 run to close the quarter, gaining an 18-8 advantage after the period.
- Brooks spurred a 9-0 run in the second quarter with seven-straight points to cut the lead to 22-21 with 3:12 to play in the half, but the Hawks scored seven unanswered to close the frame.
- In the third quarter, Geneseo drew within two points when sophomore guard Natalie Alfieri finished a driving layup at the 4:10 mark, cutting the deficit to 37-35. The Hawks responded with a three to hold the Knights at bay and led by five points entering the final period.
- With 9:34 remaining in the game, Brooks stepped to the foul line and sunk the first of two for her 1,000th career point, just the 16th in program history to reach the milestone.
- The Knights clawed to within four points, but New Paltz closed out the game shooting 14-for-17 from the foul line in the final quarter to hold off the hosts.
- Brooks finished with a team-high 25 points while Halpin added 20 and Alfieri scored 10.
- Brooks is the 16th member of the Geneseo Women's Basketball 1,000-point club, and only the second in program history to record 1,000 points, 700 rebounds and 100 blocks.
- Geneseo shot just 3-for-11 from beyond the arc and recorded only three offensive rebounds.
- The Knights lost back-to-back games for the first time the 2015-16 season.
Geneseo (17-3, 10-3 SUNYAC) will travel to face Buffalo State on Tuesday in another SUNYAC contest.