Lady Cougars Suffer First Loss

The Genesee Community College women's basketball team was dealt it first setback of the year with a 65-55 loss at the hands of Miami-Dade Community College, an NJCAA Division I school. Poor shooting at the charity stripe and turnovers hurt the Lady Cougars in their bid to remain unbeaten. The team was only 8 of 21 (38%) from the free throw line and turned the ball over times. Danielle Ayala scored 17 points and pulled down 11 boards for Genesee. Lizzie Roth added 11 points and Priscilla Ramirez grabbed a season-high 16 rebounds.

The team bounced back against its next Division I opponent, Brevard Community College. The team turned in a solid defensive performance as it held the Lady Titans to only 39 points. But GCC turnovers kept the game close. Monica Dean netted 15 points.

GCC saved its best game for last on its Florida trip. The team rallied from an eight point second half deficit to beat Palm Beach Community College, 58-53. This time the foul line was the team's friend as the Lady Cougars connected on 8 of 10 in the second half. Genesee tightened up on the defensive end as it held PBCC to only three points over the final seven minutes of the game. Dean led a trio of double figure scorers for Genesee with 13 points. Stephanie Darden chipped in with 12 points and Tracy Wangelin added 11 points and seven rebounds.

The team won its fourth regional/conference game of the year with a 63-27 dismantling of Niagara County Community College. Dean again had the hot hand as she scored 18 points while connecting on eight out of ten field goal attempts. Priscilla Ramirez pitched in with 12 points and a team high nine boards. Dyani Johnson netted 11 for GCC. The Lady Cougars are now 15-1 overall.

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