GCC Athletics Update: Men’s/Women’s Basketball

Written by on March 1, 2018

Rahmel Thompson

Press Release:

Thompson Goes Over 1000 in Cougars Second-Consecutive Triple-Digit Win

The Genesee Community College men’s basketball team coasted to a 15-point road win over Mercyhurst North East by registering their second-consecutive 100-plus point game, 109-94, in their regular-season finale Feb. 28.

Rahmel Thompson entered the game with 990 points and his 21 against the Saints put him at 1011 for his career. Thompson joined teammate Brian Fobbs as the second Cougar to hit 1000 career points this season. Thompson, who wears jersey No. 13 is now No. 13 on the Cougars’ all-time scoring list and needs 48 points to move into the all-time top-10. Fobbs is currently No. 4 and needs 82 points to get to No. 3.

In addition to Thompson’s 21 points against Mercyhurst, three other Cougars recorded double-digit performances including Fobbs (30), Jarett Haines (26) and Brandon Peters (17).

Fobbs registered a team-high seven rebounds, just ahead of Peters’ five and Haines’ four. Thompson co-led the team with Peters in steals with three, while Peters and Haines co-led the team in assists with three.
Genesee shot 57 percent from the floor with 39 points coming from beyond the arc at a 54-percent shooting percentage.

With the game just a one-score affair with a Cougar 21-19 lead, Genesee went on a 17-2 run to go up 38-21 before taking a 52-38 first half lead. The Cougars kept a double-digit lead through the second half with a lead between 15-20 points for most of the way.

Jasmine Holmes had 18 points, 9 rebounds and 4 blocks

Lady Cougars End Regular Season with Double-Digit WNYAC Win

The Genesee Community College women’s basketball team beat Mercyhurst North East 78-62 to end both the month of February and their regular season. The 16-point winning differential was the highest by the team in any Western New York Athletic Conference win this season and the 78 points were three points away from a season-high.

The contest became the lone Genesee WNYAC game where the Cougars never trailed at any point during the game. After starting with a 10-2 lead, the Cougars ended the first quarter with a 17-10 lead. Genesee nearly doubled its winning margin after the second quarter at 39-26.

The Cougars played their best overall quarter in the third by out-scoring the Saints by double digits that was fueled by a 12-0 run during the quarter.

Genesee shot 54 percent from the floor and 53 percent from beyond the arc that accounted for 30 of its 78, while recording five double-digit scorers.

Reika Murota led all Cougars in points with 22 points with 18 coming from three-land that included a 67 percent shooting percentage from beyond the arc.

Jasmine Holmes added 18 points with team-highs in rebounds with nine and blocks with four. Both Rosalyn Sealey and TaLia Burgess added a dozen points apiece with Sealey recording a team-high eight assists and Burgess hauling in seven boards.

Current Cougar Female Athlete of the Week Kierra Perl rounded out the double-digit offensive Genesee players with 10 points.

Mark Jagord
GCC Sports Information

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