Gannon's Career Effort Not Enough To Lift Knights Past Brockport

GENESEO, N.Y. – SUNY Geneseo sophomore forward Michael Gannon tallied a career-high 28 points, but it was visiting Brockport that prevailed, 77-62, in SUNYAC action at Schrader Gymnasium, Saturday afternoon. 

HOW IT HAPPENED:

  • Brockport jumped out to an early advantage, 6-2, before quick back-to-back buckets from Gannon and first-year guard Aaron Davis leveled the score at the 16:07 mark.
  • A three-pointer from Davis with 6:15 remaining in the first half gave the Knights a 31-28 edge. Davis finished the half with nine points as the Golden Eagles led at the break, 46-37.
  • Junior forward Alex Merhige cut the Knights' deficit to 56-43 with 14:09 remaining in the game by scoring on consecutive offensive trips, highlighted by a two-handed baseline dunk.
  • First-year guard Harrison Dignan had two steals in the closing minutes of the game, but the Golden Eagles held on to their advantage until the final buzzer.

QUICK FACTS:

  • Gannon shot 12-16 (75%) from the field, including 4-for-6 (67%) from beyond the arc, while leading the game in total rebounds with eight.
  • Merhige finished with 11 points behind a 4-for-7 shooting performance.
  • Davis finished with nine points and two steals.
  • Geneseo shot 26-54 (48.1%), its best mark in conference matchups this season.

WHAT'S NEXT?

The Knights look to bounce back on the road against conference rivals Fredonia on Tuesday, Jan. 28th, at 7:30 PM.