GCC Athletics Update: Women’s Basketball

Written by on December 9, 2019

Holiday Classic MVP Alayah Sweeney (24) bringing the ball up against the Ithaca College Club Team Sunday afternoon

Press Release:

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.


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