GCC Athletics: Men’s / Women’s Basketball

Written by on January 15, 2018

Press Release:

Men’s Basketball Team Sweeps CCRI Tourney Opponents

The Genesee Community College men’s basketball team was just one of two teams to record wins in each of its tournament games hosted this past weekend at the Community College of Rhode Island Jan. 13-14. For Genesee both wins came against Region XXI opponents.

The Cougars put up almost identical first half scores in both victories over Bristol Community College and host CCRI. Genesee led 47-35 against Bristol and 46-35 against CCRI at the breaks before coasting through the second halves of each game.

The Cougars started the tournament with a 92-65 win over Bristol Jan. 13, mostly from the offensive production of Brian Fobbs (31 points) and Rahmel Thompson (24 points). In addition to being the team’s top point getter, Fobbs went 9-for-9 from the free throw line and also led the team in rebounds with 18 in registering a double-double performance.

Both Thompson and Tyrese Cherry recorded eight rebounds apiece and Brandon Peters had a team-high eight assists in support of Fobbs’ performance.

Genesee then beat host CCRI 94-78 Jan. 14. Five different Cougars scored double-digit points with Fobbs again leading the way with 28. Thompson added 21, while Caylen Williams netted 13, Jarett Haines scored 11 and Cherry 10.

Fobbs added 17 boards for another double-double and led the team in threes with six. Genesee went 15-for-30 from three- point land with Thompson adding five of those from beyond the arc to go with seven boards. Cherry also registered a double-double with 11 rebounds, while Williams added three steals.

Women’s Basketball Team Prepares for Conference Opponents with Rhode Island Tournament

The Genesee Community College women’s basketball team dropped a pair of tournament games hosted this past weekend by the Community College of Rhode Island Jan. 13-14.

The Cougars began the tournament with a 70-45 loss to host CCRI Jan. 13 and then dropped a game to the University of Connecticut Avery Point Jan. 14, 98-66. In the latter game, the 66 points were the second-highest point total by Genesee in a loss.

Against CCRI, Genesee put together a pair of quarters that kept them in the game. The combined scores of quarters two and four produced a collective score of 26-22.

Leading the way against CCRI was Rosalyn Sealey and Kierra Perl. Both scored a dozen points and added three steals, while Sealey also had a team-high five assists.

Jasmine Holmes led the team in rebounds with 13 and added five points. TaLia Burgess scored eight, while Rachel Meyer added five and Sierra Chudy three to round out the scoring.

Mark Jagord
GCC Sports Information

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