Cougars Travel to Mercyhurst on Thursday Night

The Genesee Community College men's basketball team will begin a three-game road strech on Thursday night at Western New York Athletic Conference rival, Mercyhurst North East.

Genesee (18-6, 3-3) is looking to improve its conference record to above .500 for the first time since starting conference play, 1-0. The Cougars are currently outside of the NJCAA Top 20 National Poll, but received votes this week.

Mercyhurst North East (14-5, 3-4) has won its last two contests, both of which came against WNYAC opponents.

Last time out:

The Cougars had their Feb. 4 game against Jamestown Community College-Olean cancelled. No makeup date or resolution has been announced at this time.

The Saints defeated Erie Community College at home on Jan. 30, 98-87. Three players scored 20 or more points for MNE, led by Devonte Isom who scored 22. Damon Jones and Soutri Sapnas added 20 points apiece.

What to watch for:

In the first meeting this season, GCC defeated Mercyhurst N.E., 101-94. Ervin Mitchell scored a game-high 37 points for Genesee, including 15 out of 18 attempts at the free-throw line. Naquil Jones added 21 points for the Cougars, who out-rebounded the Saints, 48-32.

Mercyhurst is 7-1 at home this season and Genesee holds a 4-4 record on the road.

The game:

Tip-off is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Thursday night on the campus of Mercyhurst North East in Erie, PA. For updates and results, follow Genesee Athletics on Twitter: @GCCSports.

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