Courtesy of goBrockport.com
BROCKPORT, N.Y. – The College at Brockport Women’s basketball team met with Geneseo for the second straight game, looking to avenge Saturday’s loss. The Golden Eagles played a competitive game, however two separate 9-0 Geneseo runs secured a 73-46 victory.
Emily Nestler (Rush-Henrietta), Allison Chiera, and Julianna Taylor helped kick start the Brockport offense as the Golden Eagles took an early 6-3 lead. Kylee Rosbrook then added a layup off a beautiful pass from Taylor with 3:15 left in the quarter that helped push the lead to 10-7. The Golden Eagles played a quarter of intense defense that forced multiple Geneseo turnovers however, an unfortunate Knight buzzer beater gave the opposition an 11-10 lead after one.
The second quarter got off to a rocky start as Geneseo used the first of their 9-0 runs to surge to a 20-10 lead. An and one basket from Chelsea Henry (Greece Arcadia) helped bring forth some momentum as the Golden Eagles looked to make a come back and keep the lead manageable heading into half. Continued impressive play from Nestler kept the game in reach as the Golden Eagles found themselves down 31-16 at half.
Brockport came out of the half with determination to chip into the deficit. The offense started to get into a consistent flow starting with a layup from Bailey Pratt. The Golden Eagles successfully scored on their next four possessions to bring the game to 44-31 with 2:46 left in the third, including buckets from Taylor, Nestler, and Rosbrook. Nestler continued to showcase a plethora of post moves and stretched the floor making a deep jumper. The Knights capitalized on another 9-0 run to make the score 53-35 after three.
The Golden Eagles struggled to find offensive opportunities in the fourth quarter, allowing the Knights to hold on to their lead. Strong efforts by Taylor, Nestler and Pratt allowed the Green and Gold to stay competitive, however the comeback could not be completed as Geneseo took the game at a final of 73-46.
Brockport was led by Nestler who finished the night with 18 points and five rebounds. Taylor also chipped in with a solid game of nine points, six rebounds, and three assists.
The Golden Eagles are back in action Friday at home as they take on the Oswego State Lakers at 5:30 p.m.