GENESEO — The Geneseo boys’ basketball team improved their record to 7-1, with a balanced 74-50 victory at home over Mount Morris, earlier tonight.
The Blue Devils forced Mount Morris into several difficult shots, due to their pressure defense and were able to control the tempo of the game. Even with the defensive pressure, guard Dev Milford of Mount Morris, went off for a game-high 29, in a losing effort.
Blue Devils head coach Brian Stout said that containing Milford would be a key to the game.
“We knew Milford was a really good player, so we tried to double team him and make him pass the ball and it worked early,” Stout said. “He was passing the ball and our pressure on the other guys was a lot better, but then, he started hitting some shots. It wasn’t our smartest game, we gave him three fouls on three-pointers, but we played our defensive pressure and took care of the job we had to do, but we got to get a lot better than we were tonight.”
While Milford had 29 of his team’s 50 points, the Blue Devils had a balanced offensive attack, getting 22 points out of guard Bryan Rollins, 18 points from guard Mo Carlon, 14 points from forward Jimmy Root and 12 from forward Elton Johnson.
Stout spoke about Rollins’ all-around game, both shooting and distributing.
“He can do it all,” Stout said. “He can shoot, he can beat anyone off the dribble and he score inside and pass really well. He also doesn’t turn the ball over very much, he’s had one game this year with three or more turnovers — he knows how to handle the ball.”
Rollins’ also spoke about his overall execution.
“I like to shoot when I’m feeling it,” Rollins said. “When the lane is there, I like to drive and take it to the hoop and if I see someone there and the defense closes in on me, I’ll pass it to the open guy.”
Geneseo (7-1) will see their next action Tuesday when they travel to Livonia to take on the Bulldogs.