BUFFALO – The Geneseo Knights women’s basketball team put on a clinic as they defeated the Buffalo State Bengals on their home turf 76-50 on Tuesday night.
This is the Knights’ 10th victory in a row and this recent string of wins has been a key factor in lifting the Knights to a 12-1 SUNYAC record. Additionally, senior forward Shannon McGinnis recorded her 11th double-double of the season with 23 points and 15 rebounds to power the Knights past the Bengals in Tuesday’s SUNYAC battle.
“The difference tonight really came down to the effort and heart we had in the second half,” said Knights Head Coach Scott Hemer. “We worked harder on the boards, we got back to who we are and the results coincided with that. In the first half, we lacked a commitment to rebounding and weren’t putting fourth a strong effort defensively.”
The Knights shot the ball much better from the floor, making 52.7% of their field goals compared to the Bengals 27%. Ball distribution was another key factor in the win for the Knights. They logged 25 assists while the Bengals had only 9. The Knights also dominated under the basket scoring 26 points in the paint to the Bengals 8.
Junior guard Dana Cohan tallied 11 points and 9 assists and junior forward Allison McKenna contributed 16 points of her own.
For the Bengals, senior guard Olivia Luciani scored 15 points and junior guard Britnee Perry contributed 10 rebounds and 4 assists.
The Knights (16-4, 12-1 SUNYAC) return to action on Friday, February 13 to host New Paltz at 7:30 p.m. They will also welcome Oneonta to town on Saturday for a 4 p.m. tip-off.
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