The Genesee Community College men's basketball team went to the wire with Niagara County Community College on Thursday night, but outlasted the visiting Thunderwolves to earn their second straight conference victory of the season, 82-80.
The Cougars played a back and forth start with a Niagara team who shot better than 53 percent from the floor in the first half. Kenton Chan-Man (Brooklyn, NY) was the only scorer to reach double figures in the opening twenty minutes, finishing with 11 points and going three of six from three point range. Genesee lead 41-40 at the break.
The Cougars opened up a 56-48 lead early on in the second half, but saw the lead vanish when Niagara converted on back-to-back three point possessions with about 15 minutes to play. Trailing 76-73 with five minutes remaining, Genesee came out of a timeout and got a Chan-Man layup to draw within one. A Michael Glenn (Fairport, NY) three pointer put GCC in the lead for good, as the Cougars came up with a game-winning defensive stop as time expired to move to 2-0 in conference play.
Chan-Man finished with a game high 27 points. Glenn added 19 points and three assists and Deylon Bovell (Brooklyn, NY) ended with 10 points and a team high seven rebounds.
Genesee improves to 10-7 overall and will play again on Tuesday night when they host Jamestown Community College at 7pm.