GENESEO, N.Y. - SUNY Geneseo sophomore forward Tommy Eastman finished with 18 points and 12 rebounds, but it was visiting Oswego earning a 95-84 win over the Knights in State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) Men's Basketball Tournament Quarterfinals action, Tuesday.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Trailing 5-0 at the beginning of the game, Geneseo used an 8-0 run, including four points from senior forward Jordi Menkhorst, to take an 8-5 lead with 16:40 remaining.
- Falling behind, 24-22, with 7:26 on the clock, the Knights went on a 7-0 run to gain an 29-24 advantage with 5:30 remaining. The Lakers responded with nine-straight points to take a 35-33 lead with under two minutes remaining in the first half, but an Eastman layup capped a 4-0 run that put the Knights up, 37-35, at intermission.
- A Menkhorst layup gave Geneseo a 43-42 edge at 16:48, but Oswego answered with a three-pointer to take a 45-43 lead it would not relinquish.
- Tied 45-45 at 15:11, the Lakers used a decisive 18-7 run over the next five minutes to build a 63-52 lead.
- Oswego scored nine of the next 11 points to take a commanding 71-54 edge that proved insurmountable.
- Eastman's double-double was his SUNYAC-leading 13th of the season.
- Four other Knights joined Eastman in double-figure scoring. Senior guard Kevin Crockett closed his Geneseo career with 16 points, including four three-pointers.
- Menkhorst totaled 10 points and seven rebounds in his final appearance in a Knights uniform.
- Junior guard Zack Panebianco was credited with 13 points and a team-high 5 assists.
- Junior guard Quinn Carey added 15 points, including three three-pointers to finish the season with the third-highest total (91) in program history. His 43.8 percent shooting from long distance was also eighth.
- Fifth-seeded Oswego (14-12) moves on to face top-seeded Plattsburgh this Friday in the tournament semifinals. Seeded fourth for the postseason, Geneseo closes the season with a 14-12 record.