GENESEO, N.Y. - SUNY Geneseo junior guard Quinn Carey tied a career-high with 31 points while sophomore forward Tommy Eastman totaled 19 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Knights over visiting New Paltz, 81-67, in State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) action Friday from Schrader Gymnasium.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Geneseo (13-9, 10-5 SUNYAC) started the game with an 18-6 run, including 10 points from sophomore forward Tommy Eastman.
- Trailing, 34-12, with 8:11 on the clock, New Paltz responded with an 11-0 run, capped by nine-straight points by senior guard Dylan Balducci, to pull within 11, 34-23, with 6:38 remaining in the first half.
- Geneseo maintained a double-digit lead into halftime, 46-35, but New Paltz (7-15, 4-11 SUNYAC) started the second with a 10-4 run that cut the Knights' lead to five, 50-45, with 17:38 on the clock.
- Geneseo responded with a decisive 17-5 run, including eight points by Carey, to build a 67-50 lead at 10:34 remaining.
- New Paltz got no closer than 12 points down the stretch as the Knights moved on to their fourth-consecutive victory.
- Carey equaled the 31-points performance he had in a 74-70 setback at Hamilton (Jan. 16). He also matched a season high and notched his second-straight game with seven three-pointers.
- Eastman's double-double was his SUNYAC-leading 11th of the campaign.
- Sophomore guard Terrence Nichols chipped in a career-high 14 points.
- Geneseo finished the game shooting 52.0 percent from the floor to mark the sixth-straight game the Knights have connected on better than 50-percent of their shots.
The Knights return to action on Saturday (Feb. 10) to host SUNYAC opponent Oneonta at 3:00 p.m.