Men's Basketball Drops Fall Semester Finale to Oswego, 70-59

GENESEO, N.Y. - SUNY Geneseo junior forward Alex Merhige dropped 12 points, but the Knights could not keep up with the visiting Oswego Lakers, falling to their State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) rival, 70-59.

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • The Knights took an early 7-5 lead at the 14:10 mark when sophomore forward Michael Gannon buried a three.
  • The two teams traded baskets until junior forward Joseph Harclerode finished a layup through contact and converted the and-one opportunity at the line, giving the Knights at 15-13 lead midway through the first half.
  • Geneseo went on a 13-2 run spanning 4:25, capped off by pair of free throws from first-year guard Aaron Davis giving the Knights a 25-15 lead.
  • After the Lakers used an 18-3 run to burst to a 33-28 lead, Merhige sank two free throws making the score 33-30 at the half.
  • Merhige scored the first points of the second half by tearing through the paint for a dunk, cutting the deficit to one-point, 33-32.
  • The Lakers went on a 11-2 run in only 2:12 to take a 53-44 lead 7:25 into the second half. The Lakers took their largest lead with 4:35 to play at 68-49 and held on for the victory.

QUICK FACTS

  • The Knights shot 9-10 (90%) from the foul line in the first half marking a season-high for one half.
  • Merhige led his squad in scoring for the first time this season.
  • Oswego has now won the last ten matchups against Geneseo dating back to Feb. 16, 2016.

WHAT'S NEXT?

The Knights will travel to Clinton, N.Y. to play a non-conference game against the Hamilton Centennials on Monday, Jan. 6.