GCC Athletics Update: Men’s/Women’s Basketball
Written by WBTA STAFF on February 22, 2018
Caylen Williams goes in for a layup against No. 13 MCC Feb. 21 (photo credit: GCC Athletics/Curtis Kreutter)
Men’s Basketball Team Falls to No. 13 MCC
The Genesee Community College men’s basketball team went toe-to-toe with nationally-ranked Monroe Community College (No. 13) for the entire first half in a key Western New York Athletic Association matchup in the Cougars’ regular-season home finale.
Genesee responded to a 7-0 Tribunes run to start the game by rallying back to take the lead at 16-15 with a Rahmel Thompson bucket midway through the first half. The Cougars would go ahead by as much as four points and hold the lead for most of the latter part of the first half until the Tribunes went on an 8-2 run to take a 38-34 lead at the break.
Monroe came out in the second half just as hot as in the first, but this time Genesee’s rally didn’t fare as well before dropping the contest 88-67.
Brian Fobbs and Thompson did most of the damage for the Cougars as the pair combined for 42 points and 15 rebounds. Fobbs scored a team-high 22 points with Thompson right behind him at 20. Fobbs may have had a string of double-double performances snapped, but it didn’t stop the sophomore from still leading the team in boards with eight. Once again, Thompson wasn’t far behind with seven rebounds.
Jarett Haines was Genesee’s other double-digit scorer with a dozen points and he led the team in steals with four and co-led the team in assists with four, as Caylen Williams also registered four assists while adding seven points.
Fobbs’ 22 points moved him into sole possession of fifth place on the Cougars’ all-time scoring list with 1213 points. After starting the game at No. 7 all-time, Fobbs leapfrogged LaShawn Levert (1206 points) and Jason Cornute (1211 points) and now need just 29 more to pass current No. 4 Naquil Jones’ 1241 total.
Departing Cougars from the women’s basketball team were honored prior to their game against No. 1 MCC Feb. 21 (photo credit: GCC Athletics/Curtis Kreutter)
Lady Cougars Fall to No. 1 MCC
The Genesee Community College women’s basketball team closed out its home schedule by honoring its departing players and hosting the National Junior College Athletic Association’s No. 1 ranked team Monroe Community College Feb.21.
The Cougars started the second quarter within three scores before the Tribunes pulled away for an 83-39 win. Genesee put up double-digits in three of the four quarters and were led by Rosalyn Sealey and Kierra Perl, who each scored 11 for the Cougars.
Perl also led the team in rebounds with nine and was a perfect 5-for-5 from the free-throw line. Jasmine Holmes and Rachel Meyer added eight boards, while Holmes also scored seven points for the Cougars.
Sealey and TaLia Burgess each registered three assists to lead the team, with the latter also adding seven boards.
Rounding out the scorers for Genesee were Burgess and Reika Murota, who each scored three; and Sierra Chudy and Meyer with a pair of points apiece, with the latter also adding a pair of assists.
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