The Genesee Community College men's basketball team was just one of two teams to record wins in each of its tournament games hosted this past weekend at the Community College of Rhode Island Jan. 13-14. For Genesee both wins came against Region XXI opponents.
The Cougars put up almost identical first half scores in both victories over Bristol Community College and host CCRI. Genesee led 47-35 against Bristol and 46-35 against CCRI at the breaks before coasting through the second halves of each game.
The Cougars started the tournament with a 92-65 win over Bristol Jan. 13, mostly from the offensive production of Brian Fobbs (31 points) and Rahmel Thompson (24 points). In addition to being the team's top point getter, Fobbs went 9-for-9 from the free throw line and also led the team in rebounds with 18 in registering a double-double performance.
Genesee then beat host CCRI 94-78 Jan. 14. Five different Cougars scored double-digit points with Fobbs again leading the way with 28. Thompson added 21, while Caylen Williams netted 13, Jarett Haines scored 11 and Cherry 10.
Fobbs added 17 boards for another double-double and led the team in threes with six. Genesee went 15-for-30 from three- point land with Thompson adding five of those from beyond the arc to go with seven boards. Cherry also registered a double-double with 11 rebounds, while Williams added three steals.
Genesee next hosts Herkimer College Jan. 16 at 4 p.m. with the Generals currently holding the No. 1 ranking at the NJCAA D-III level with a 12-0 record.