Genesee Athletics

Lakers Hold off Cougars in Double Overtime

Lakers Hold off Cougars in Double Overtime

It took two extra sessions on Tuesday night before the GCC women's basketball team and visiting Finger Lakes CC could settle the score, and the visiting Lakers held off the Cougars 78-73 in a close game.

Genesee took a seven point lead into halftime after shooting better than 54-percent from the floor in the opening two quarters combined.

The Lakers outscored GCC 25-15 in the third quarter to take the lead into the fourth and held a 63-61 lead with 15-seconds to play before Abagail Kamysz hit a jumper with six seconds left to tie the game and eventually send it into overtime.

Both teams traded baskets to begin the first overtime and after a pair of free-throws put the Lakers up 70-69 with just over a minute to go, Kamysz came through again with a basket to put the Cougars in the lead 71-70 with 12-seconds left. FLCC earned a trip to the free-throw line with less than two seconds to play and hit the back end of two shots to tie the game at 71 apiece, sending it into a second overtime.

In what would be the final period of play, the Lakers outscored GCC 7-2 in the second OT, forcing four Genesee turnovers to earn the win.

Karly Fanning led all scorers with 20 points and also collected 14 rebounds. Brionna Blocker added 15 points and six boards, Clarissa Walker had 11 points and eight rebounds, Kamysz finished with nine points and five assists and Thais Matté had eight points and four assists.

Genesee drops to 1-5 on the season and will return to action on Wednesday night on the road at Roberts Wesleyan (JV) for a 7 p.m. tip-off.