Men's Basketball Drops SUNYAC Matchup at Potsdam, 68-58

POTSDAM, N.Y. – SUNY Geneseo sophomore guard Elijah Wingfield led the Knights in scoring with 18 points, but it was hosts Potsdam prevailing, 68-58, in SUNYAC action, Saturday.

HOW IT HAPPENED:

  • Wingfield fueled a 14-2 Geneseo scoring run to begin the game, connecting on a three-pointer with 13:57 remaining in the first to half to give Geneseo a 17-5 edge.
  • Junior forward Alex Merhige finished a layup to give the Knights their largest lead of the half, 19-5, at the 12:32 mark.
  • Sophomore forward Michael Gannon reeled in a team-high five rebounds in the first half as the Knights entered the break with a one-point advantage, 28-27.
  • The Bears began the second half with a 13-5 scoring run to take a 40-33 lead with 14:35 remaining in the contest.
  •  Potsdam would not relinquish its lead despite a 14-point second half performance from Gannon. 

QUICK FACTS

  • Gannon finished with his second double-double of the season (vs. Canton, Dec. 3), scoring all 14 points in the second half.
  • Senior Terence Rogers had a team-high five assists. Prior to the game, Rogers ranked fourth in the conference in assists per game (4.2).
  • Wingfield shot at a game-high 58.3% clip, including 3-4 from beyond the arc.
  • The Knights outrebounded Potsdam on the offense glass, 14-10, leading to 10 second-chance points. 

WHAT'S NEXT?

Geneseo is back in action on Tuesday, Jan. 14th, hosting conference rivals Fredonia at Schrader Gymnasium at 7:30 P.M.