Coming off of their first conference win of the season the Genesee Community College women’s basketball team hosted WNYAC opponent Erie Community College on Thursday night, and dropped a 77-65 contest to the Lady Kats.
The Lady Cougars opened on a 6-0 run and held a 23-18 lead after a Rachel Kolhagen (Attica, NY) steal and basketball with about eight minutes to play in the first half. Erie would go on to score 18 of the last 26 points to end the opening twenty minutes, and took a 36-31 lead into the break.
Genesee made a run early in the second half when Kayla Golden (Lackawanna, NY) scored two straight baskets to draw the Lady Cougars to within two at 43-41. Erie then went on a 17-8 run and held an 11 point lead before Genesee made one last push, capped off by a Golden three point play to cut the lead to six at 60-54. Strong three-point shooting kept the Erie lead safe, however, and the Lady Kats finished off the 12 point victory.
Golden lead all scorers with 20 points and also collected 17 rebounds. Chyna Lennox (Moseley, VA) had another strong night for GCC finishing with 16 points and 10 boards and Kohlhagen chipped in with 10 points.
The Lady Cougars fall to 6-15 on the season and will travel to Jamestown Community College on Tuesday night for a 5:30pm start.