GCC Athletics Update: Men’s/Women’s Basketball
Written by WBTA STAFF on November 5, 2018
GCC Men’s Basketball Coach Terry George
GCC Men’s Basketball Team’s Strong Second Half Shoots Down Red Barons
The Genesee Community College men’s basketball team opened its season with a 72-67 win over Corning Community College in Jamestown at the Crossover Tournament’s opening day of action.
Jarett Haines got 24 of his team-leading 30 points from threes as Genesee’s 39 percent shooting percentage from beyond the arc was the difference in the game. Haines also led the team in assists with six.
Javin Williams and Souleymane Gueye combined for 27 points with the former netting 15. Jamir Cheek pulled down a team-high seven rebounds to go with nine points to put the Cougars undefeated for the season at 1-0.
With the teams tied at 32 after the first half, Genesee turned it up a notch and outscored the Red Barons 40-35 in the second to secure the win.
Haines broke a 36-36 tie early in the second with one of his eight threes with 16 minutes remaining before draining another three minutes later to give the Cougars a double-digit lead at 48-38.
Williams drove to the net with a layup to give Genesee its greatest lead at 70-59 with about four minutes to go before the Cougars focused on defense for the final minutes.
Kevin Major and Jordan Matos each added a pair of points from the bench.
GCC Women’s Basketball Team Takes Opener in Crossover Tournament
The Genesee Community College women’s basketball team built a nine-point lead at the half before winning by double-digits against Corning Community College, 66-56, in Jamestown at the Crossover Tournament’s first day of action.
Sophomore TaLia Burgess led the way with a double-double as the team’s top point-getter with 18 and top-boarder with 10 in helping Genesee to a 32-23 halftime lead and carrying the team to victory.
Burgess shot 50 percent from three-point land in sinking a dozen of her 18 from beyond the arc.
The Cougars produced three double-digit scorers and were on the brink of a fourth. In addition to Burgess, Tylasia Weaver added 17 points and 10 came from Molly Buck. LisBeth Pineda Polanco was just a bucket shy of joining the double-digit club with eight points on the day.
The Cougars were solid from the free-throw line in going 11-of-15 at 73 percent, and strong under the boards with 34 total. In addition to Burgess’ 10 rebounds, Polanco had nine and Weaver recorded seven.
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