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Fobbs Sets Single-Game Scoring Record in MNE Victory

Brian Fobbs Dunk

Genesee Community College's Brian Fobbs set a school record for points in a game with 46 in leading the Cougars to a 90-82 win over visiting Mercyhurst North East in a Western New York Athletic Conference matchup Feb. 7.

In addition to accounting for more than 50 percent of the Cougars' total points on the night, Fobbs also added 21 rebounds, five assists, and three steals while going a perfect 11-for-11 from the free throw line. Fobbs ended the day with a 76 percent shooting percentage from the field by sinking 16-of-21.

Mercyhurst came out of the gate and built a seven-point lead at 9-2 before a pair of Fobbs free throws gave the Cougars their first lead of the game at 20-18 midway through the first half.

The Saints responded by building an even bigger lead – at eight points – at 30-22, but Fobbs restored the Cougar lead with just five minutes left in the first at 35-34. The go-ahead basket began a string of seven-consecutive points for the sophomore that put Genesee in front 40-34.

After being down by eight at 30-22, the Cougars finished the half on a 25-8 run for a 47-38 halftime lead that they wouldn't relinquish the rest of the way.

The Saints attempted to go-ahead several times and tied the game on four separate occasions in the second half, but were ultimately never able to pull in front. Mercyhurst tied the game at 56, 60, 67 and 69, with the latter being the last time with just under seven minutes to go.

Two other Cougars recorded double-digit point performances with Rahmel Thompson scoring 23 and Tyrese Cherry adding 10. Cherry finished behind Fobbs in rebounds with eight and had a pair of blocks, while Brandon Peters had a team-high seven assists.

Fobbs now needs 28 points to move into eighth place on the Cougars all-time scoring list. Currently, Brian Jackson is at No. 8 with 1,135 career points and Fobbs now has 1,108. The previous single game points record that Fobbs surpassed in the win belonged to Avery Oliver at 42 during the 2003-04 season.

Genesee next hosts Jamestown Community College Feb. 10 at 3 p.m. as one of six conference matchups to close out the regular season.