GCC Athletics Update: Men’s/Women’s Basketball
Written by WBTA STAFF on February 12, 2018
Brian Fobbs – photo credit:GCC Athletics/Glenn Holmes
Second Half Surge Powers Men’s Basketball Team over Jamestown
The Genesee Community College men’s basketball team improved their shooting percentage from the floor by almost 20 percent in the second half and in the process out-scored visiting Jamestown Community College after the intermission by a 51-40 margin for the Western New York Athletic Conference victory.
After holding just a single point lead after the first half at 43-42, Genesee turned it up in the second half and when the horn sounded Caylen Williams and Brian Fobbs both had points totals in the 30s.
Jamestown took an early lead in the second half and the two teams exchanged leads with the Jayhawks’ last lead at 59-58 about seven minutes into the second half. From that point the Cougars went on a 12-3 run that put them ahead 70-62 midway through the second and Jamestown never got within five points from that point until the end of the game.
Williams had a season-high 35 points and also led the team in steals with three, while adding six assists and four boards. Fobbs recorded yet another double-double with 30 points and 10 boards.
Fobbs was able to obtain sole possession of eighth place on the team’s all-time scoring list with his performance that padded his career-point total to 1,138 and three more than Brian Jackson’s 1,135.
Fobbs also continues to dominate national statistics among all National Junior College Athletic Association D-II players in points-per-game with 27.2 and rebounds-per-game with 13.5. Only one other player – from Lake County – is ranked with Fobbs in the top-10 of the two aforementioned categories.
Lady Cougars Rally with Three Solid Quarters against Jayhawks
The Genesee Community College women’s basketball team played visiting Jamestown Community College within a pair of scores during the game’s final three quarters, but Jamestown’s early explosiveness allowed the Jayhawks to take the contest at 87-56 Feb. 10.
Genesee out-scored the Jayhawks in the final quarter making the contest a 54-48 game for the final three quarters. Three Cougars hit double-digits that included Rosalyn Sealey, Kierra Perl and Reika Murota.
Sealey led the team with 16 points and also had a team-high in assists with four. Perl added 14 points to go with seven boards, while Murota got 12 of her 14 points from threes with three boards and three assists.
TaLia Burgess was the team leader in rebounds with 10 and also added seven points. Rachel Meyer rounded out the scoring with a half-dozen points and three assists.
Jamestown was hot out of the gate and their 25-point lead after the first quarter carried them the rest of the contest.
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