A cold stretch to start the second half doomed the Genesee Community College women’s basketball team on Thursday night, as they went nearly eleven minutes without a basket against visiting Mercyhurst North East.
The Lady Cougars trailed by just four at the half, getting nine points from Jasmine Armstead (Rochester, NY) and six points from Carrie Blunt (Syracuse, NY) in the opening twenty minutes and out-rebounded the Lady Saints 29-21.
Mercyhurst North East was able to increase their lead in the second half as Genesee started 0-23 from the field before Rachel Kohlhagen’s (Attica, NY) basket with nine and a half minutes remaining ended the drought. Despite being down as many as 15, the Lady Cougars made a push and got to within six with about three minutes to play. The Lady Saints were too strong, however, hitting four out of four free throws down the stretch and held off GCC to win 55-48.
Armstead finished with 14 points and 10 rebounds, Blunt tallied 13 boards and 11 points and Kayla Golden (Lackawanna, NY) chipped in with seven points and 14 rebounds.
The loss drops Genesee to 6-19 on the season and 1-5 in conference play. They will travel to Erie Community College on Saturday afternoon for a 1pm start.
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