The Genesee Community College men's basketball team led #8 Erie Community College by as many as 15 points in the first half on Saturday, before the Kats turned it around on their home floor to beat the visiting Cougars, 99-89.
GCC defeated Erie 101-94 back on January 26th when Erie was ranked #7 in the NJCAA Division II National poll. The Cougars got off to a fast start and led by 15 halfway through the first half before the Kats responded. Erie took a 54-49 lead into halftime.
Erie extended their lead in the second half to as many as 19 points behind balanced scoring. The Kats had a total of five players in double-figures. The Cougars never regained momentum in the second twenty minutes and lose for the third time in the Western New York Athletic Conference this season (7-3).
Deylon Bovell (Brooklyn, NY) led the way for Genesee with 28 points. He was six of eight from three-point range. Tyshawn Ferguson (Chicago, IL) had a strong afternoon scoring 25 points and grabbing 13 rebounds and Kenton Chan-Man (Brooklyn, NY) finished with 24 points.
The Cougars fall to 15-10 on the season and will travel to Monroe Community College on Tuesday night for an 8pm start.