Women's Basketball Opens Season with Win at Houghton, 65-38

HOUGHTON, N.Y. - SUNY Geneseo junior forward McKenna Brooks netted 18 points and recorded a career-high seven steals as the Knights earned a victory over host Houghton, 65-38, on Wednesday night at the Nielsen Center.

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • Brooks scored Geneseo's first seven points as the team finished the first quarter leading Houghton, 12-8. 
  • In the second quarter, the Knights used an 8-for-16 shooting effort to outscore the Highlanders, 20-10, and take a 32-18 lead into the halftime break.
  • Junior guard Kelsey Poplawski and first-year forward Kerrin Montgomery each scored six points in the third quarter as Geneseo grew its lead to 55-28.
  • In the fourth quarter, 13 different Knights saw action as Geneseo held its 27-point advantage to the final whistle. 

QUICK FACTS

  • Brooks' seven steals are the most by a Geneseo player since Jackie Fertitta swiped eight against Plattsburgh in 2004.
  • The Knights forced Houghton into 30 turnovers, and recorded 31 points off turnovers.
  • Geneseo shot 23-for-51 from the floor, and converted 15 free throws on 21 attempts.
  • First-year guard Lindsay Halpin scored eight points and grabbed five steals in her debut, while Montgomery finished with seven points and a team-high eight rebounds.

WHAT'S NEXT

Geneseo will travel to Grantham, Pa. to take on Messiah College on Saturday, with tip-off scheduled for 5:00 p.m.