SUNY Oswego’s women’s basketball team faced the Geneseo Knights(17–6, 12–4) on Tuesday February 16th. The Lakers(4–20, 2–15) were off to a rough start and the trend didn’t take an upturn at any point in the game.
Coming out hot was Courtney Ameele with 2 early 3 pointers. She lead all scorers with 17 points. A real impressive showing considering she only averages 9.5 on the season. The Lakers seemed to have miscues on passes. The Knights were lock down on empty possessions down the court.
Entering half time ,the score was Knights 44, Lakers 25. With a deficit of more than single digits the Lakers rallied and held the Knights to the lowest scoring quarter in the 4th. A final score of, Geneseo 75, Oswego 41.
The Lakers couldn’t seem to stop Senior guard Dana Cohan and Junior guard Kaleigh Cavanaugh. Cohan led her team in scoring, which is above her average on the season. She also dished out 7 assists. Cavanaugh put up 12 points and grabbed 6 rebounds in the night.
After the game I got talk with Tayler Sorell, Oswego’s lead scorer. Against the Knights the guard put up 10 points and had one steal on the evening.
Tayler Sorell said, “Geneseo is a great team and they force us to really have to talk.” Tayler was exhausted, she led the team in minutes, and caught fire towards the end of the game. “I think battling until the end showed a lot about our team’s character,” said Sorell.
Sorell also pointed out a couple of improvements. She said that the team needs to work on knowing where the shooters are when they are set up in the 2–3 zone. She admitted to being out size, “we didn’t quite have the muscle to match it.” In order to counter the size, Sorell thought the team could’ve executed on offense better.
Sorell went on to talk about her plan for the rest of the season with the team. She said, “I just do the best I can to lead both by example and vocally that playing hard for each other regardless of the score.” Sorell also added, “We may not be the most talented team in the sunyacs but not giving up shows really good character.”
The girls next game is Friday the 19th, they’re off to face the Cortland Red Dragons(10–6,15–8). This is the last game of the season before the SUNYacs tournament.