The Genesee Men’s Basketball team advanced past Jamestown CC in Sub-Regional Tournament play Tuesday night. The #3 tournament seeded Cougars defeated the #6 seed Jayhawks 69-66. Erie CC will host the tournament as the #1 seed and Genesee will play #2 seed Monroe CC, Saturday at 3 pm.
Genesee came out strong and took a commanding 36-19 lead into the locker rooms at half-time, the Jayhawks however, were able to slowly close the gap throughout the second half. Leading the way for the Cougars was sophomore Jason Henry (Bronx, NY) and freshman Tyshawn Ferguson (Chicago, IL), with both players having to double digits in points and total rebounds. Henry amassed 16 points and 15 total rebounds (nine defensive), while Ferguson had 18 points and 10 rebounds. Freshman Edward Hector III (Fairburn, GA) chipped in with 13 points on the night.
The winner of Saturday’s game will go on to play for the tournament title Sunday and a bid to the NJCAA tournament.