GENESEO, N.Y. – SUNY Geneseo junior guard Terrance Nichols scored a career-high 30 points to lead the Knights to an 89-73 victory over visiting Alfred, Tuesday.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Trailing, 16-12, at the 11-minute mark of the first half, junior guard Terence Rogers hit the first of two three-pointers during a 16-7 run that pushed the Knights in front, 28-23, with 5:40 on the clock.
- Alfred pulled within four, 30-26, with 1:16 left, but a Nichols jumper staked Geneseo to a 32-26 halftime edge.
- Geneseo started the second half with an 15-5 run, including an old-fashioned three-point play by Nichols on a fast-break layup, to build a 47-31 lead at 14:10.
- The Knights hit 11 of their next 13 field goal attempts during a 17-9 run, capped by consecutive three-point plays by Rogers and senior guard Zack Panebianco, to grow their largest lead, 64-40, at 10:32.
- Alfred got within 12 on two occasions down the stretch, including 80-68 with 1:46 remaining, but the Knights converted seven of eight free throw attempts to put the game out of reach.
- Panebianco totaled 18 points, including 11-of-13 free-throw attempts, while handing out a game-high seven assists.
- Rogers reached double-figures with 11 points to go along with five assists while committing only two turnovers.
- Sophomore forward Alex Merhige notched career-highs with 10 points and 12 rebounds for his first collegiate double-double.
- Geneseo shot a season-high 49.2 percent from the field for its highest scoring output of the season.
Geneseo opens State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) play with a trip to Oswego this Friday (Nov. 30) for a 7:30 p.m.