GENESEO N.Y. - SUNY Geneseo sophomore guard Sara Ciotti scored nine points and added four assists as the Knights locked down on defense for a win over State University of New York Atheltic Conference (SUNYAC) rival Oswego, 67-24, Friday night at Schrader Gymnasium.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Geneseo held the Lakers to just two points in the opening quarter, allowing one field goal in 15 attempts. Meanwhile, the Knights shot 6-for-14 from the floor, including 4-for-6 beyond the arc to build and 18-2 lead.
- In the second quarter, the Knights expanded their lead to 32-8, outscoring the Lakers, 13-6.
- Geneseo continued to build its lead as the host outscored Oswego 15-8 in the third quarter. Sophomore guard Natalie DiSalvo added two three-pointers in the third quarter as the Knights finished the frame with a 47-16 lead.
- First-year guard Allyson Strauss scored six points in the fourth quarter as the Knights ran away with the victory.
- DiSalvo led all scorers with 10 points and was the only player to score in double figures for either team while junior forward McKenna Brooks netted nine points and secured nine rebounds.
- First-year forward Kerrin Montgomery added a team-high 11 rebounds while Brooks and junior forward Nicole Kazmarczyk each blocked two shots.
- Geneseo allowed the second-fewest points in program history, giving up just 24 points to the Lakers. The Knights set the record when they held SUNYIT to just 22 points in a 72-22 victory on Feb. 5, 2005.
- The conference's leading scorer entering the game, Oswego senior guard Courtney Ameele was held to just six points on 3-for-21 shooting.
Geneseo returns to action Saturday (Jan. 27) when they face Cortland in a SUNYAC matchup at 1 p.m.