Fredonia State women, men fall at Geneseo

GENESEO – The Fredonia State women’s basketball team fell 70-51 at Geneseo on Tuesday evening.

The Devils (8-7 overall and 3-6 SUNYAC) were paced by SUNYAC-leading scorer Becky Hebert with 13 points. Jaimie Warren added 11 points. Both Hebert and Warren led the team with seven rebounds. Nikole Lindquist (Cherry Creek/Pine Valley) added nine points.

“She had a monster of a game again,” Fredonia State head coach Donna Wise said of Warren. “She comes every game and plays so hard. She’s really a lot of fun to watch. She’s (5-foot, 9-inches) playing against six-footers.”

Geneseo (12-4, 8-2) was led by Dana Cohen with 20 points.

“I thought my team did a good job of following the game plan playing a very talented Geneseo team,” Wise said. “I thought we did a great job of switching up our defense on them. I don’t think the final score is indicative of how my team played.”

Geneseo led 30-21 at the half. The Devils mounted an 11-4 rally to start the second half and pulled within two points, 34-32, following a three pointer by Hebert.

The Devils shot a sizzling 16-of-17 from the free-throw line and a nifty 50 percent (5-of-10) from long range. The Devils prevailed in the ball-handling battle, causing 23 Geneseo turnovers with only 15 turnovers to their credit. The Devils had 14 steals to Geneseo’s eight.

The women return to action this weekend at Steele Hall when they play host to Potsdam and Plattsburgh.

Men’s Basketball

Flurry of threes not enough

GENESEO – The Fredonia State men’s basketball team nailed a season-high 11 3-pointers, shooting a sizzling 73 percent (11-of-14) from long range, but could not hold back Geneseo, dropping a 77-64 decision to the Knights on Tuesday.

Eight different Devils accounted for at least one three pointer.

The Devils (5-10, 1-8 SUNYAC) were led by junior Tyrone Clark with 16 points and four assists. Senior Dalton Kashmer (South Dayton/Pine Valley) added nine points and senior Amir Billups added nine points and a team-high six rebounds.

Geneseo (12-5, 8-2) was led by Connor Fedge with 16 points.

Geneseo built a 40-27 lead at the half thanks to some hot shooting, converting 67 percent (14-of-21) of its shots. The Devils shot 35 percent for the half, but did hit on 5-of-7 (71 percent) of their 3-pointers early on.

Geneseo scored the first points of the second half before the Devils gained some momentum with seven consecutive points to cut the lead to eight, 42-34.

For the game, the Devils shot 45 percent from the field. Geneseo hit on 57 percent of its shots. Geneseo only converted on3-of-8 long-range attempts compared Fredonia State’s 11.

The men are back in action this weekend, taking on Potsdam and Plattsburgh in Steele Hall.