GCC Athletics Media Release: Lady Cougars Lose Heartbreaker to Saints

Written by on February 8, 2018

Press Release:

Lady Cougars Lose Heartbreaker to Saints

The Genesee Community College women’s basketball team rallied from an 11-0 deficit and maintained control of almost the entire game before a pair of free throws by visiting Mercyhurst North East in the game’s dying seconds snatched victory away from the Cougars, 62-61 in Western New York Athletic Conference action Feb. 7.

After trailing 11-0, the Cougars finished the first quarter with a 12-3 run to pull within two at 14-12.

Rosalyn Sealey scored Genesee’s next 10 points to open the second quarter and in the process put the Cougars in front 22-17. Genesee would extend that lead to nine points at 30-21, before the Saints closed the gap at 33-29 at the intermission.

With the exception of a very brief 39-37 lead by Mercyhurst, the Cougars held the edge the rest of the way with a lead as high as eight points midway through the final quarter.

It wasn’t until the game’s final minute that the Saints managed to get the lead at 60-59, but a Sealey jumper put Genesee back on top 61-60 with 45 seconds left. Ultimately a pair of late fouls led to the Cougar’s demise with the game-winning free throw scored with less than a second remaining on the clock.

Sealey finished the game with more than 50 percent of the team’s points with 31. Kierra Perl hit double-digits with a dozen points, while TaLia Burgess added nine. The latter pair co-led the Cougars with nine boards each.

Rachel Meyer wasn’t far behind with eight rebounds, while adding three blocks and a team-high five assists.

Mark Jagord
GCC Sports Information

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