BUFFALO, N.Y.— Princella McCullough (Rochester/Bishop Kearney) notched her 21st career double-double but it was not enough as Geneseo held a 19-5 advantage in free-throws made en route to a 68-57 victory over host Buffalo State in tonight's SUNYAC action.
FINAL SCORE: Geneseo – 68, Buffalo State – 57
LOCATION: Sports Arena – Buffalo, N.Y.
RECORDS: Geneseo (18-3/11-3), Buffalo State (11-11/5-10)
HOW IT HAPPENED
- McCullough finished with 14 points and 15 rebounds to lead the Bengals in both categories.
- Liv LeBaron (Corning/Corning East) added 13 points, six rebounds and six assists.
- Katie Villarini (Hamburg/Hamburg) also chipped in 13 points to go along with eight rebounds, while Jenna Faulkner (Lockport/Starpoint) tallied seven points and three steals.
- Buffalo State and Geneseo matched each other point-for-point in the opening minutes until the Knights closed the first quarter on a 11-4 run to take a 20-11 lead after 10 minutes of action.
- Geneseo continued its strong offensive performance by scoring 10 of the first 15 points in the second frame and held the momentum to take a 37-27 halftime lead.
- After the Knights pushed their lead to 50-35 with 3:19 left in the third stanza, Buffalo State responded with 3-pointers by Faulkner and Villarini to trim the deficit to 51-41 at the final intermission.
- Geneseo outscored the Bengals 17-16 in the fourth quarter to complete the win.
- Geneseo held a 28-22 advantage in points off turnovers and a 42-35 rebounding edge.
- Buffalo State held a 33-28 advantage in the paint.
FOR THE FOES
- Natalie Alfieri led the Knights in scoring with 18 points on 4 of 6 shooting from the 3-point line.
- McKenna Brooks added 13 points and 13 rebounds, while Sara Ciotti chipped in 11 points.
Buffalo State travels to New Paltz for a SUNYAC showdown on Friday at 5:30 p.m.