GCC Athletics Update: Women’s Basketball
Written by Alex Feig on December 9, 2019
Holiday Classic MVP Alayah Sweeney (24) bringing the ball up against the Ithaca College Club Team Sunday afternoon
BATAVIA, NY… The Genesee Community College women’s basketball team won their second straight game, sweeping the 2019 Cougar Holiday Classic with a 72-54 victory over the Ithaca College Bombers Sunday evening.
Five different Cougars scored in double-digits. Alayah Sweeney scored 20 points to lead all scorers. Sweeney also collected 11 rebounds to earn a double-double, as well as two steals and two blocks. Erina Ishiguro scored 13 points, as did Tylasia Weaver. Weaver also collected 11 rebounds, earning a double-double. LisBeth Pineda Polanco scored 10 points with 13 rebounds, and six assists. Haley Alvord scored 11 points.
With her performance over the two-day weekend, Alayah Sweeney was named Most Valuable Player. Erina Ishiguro and LisBeth Pineda Polanco also represented the home team on the All-Tournament Team. Other selections include Libby Cook (Ithaca), Paige Emborsky (Niagara County CC) and Aubrey Halloran (Niagara County CC), and Nicole Chamberlain (CC Rhode Island).
Genesee (6-6) will play at Finger Lakes Community College Tuesday night at 6pm.