The GCC women's basketball team gave the No. 13 team in the country a run for its money on Thursday night, battling with Niagara County CC in an eventual loss that set the Cougars back to 2-3 in Western New York Athletic Conference (WNYAC) play this season.
Genesee held a one-point lead after the first quarter and trailed by just two at the half. NCCC started the second half on a 4-0 run, but GCC hung around and used a 6-0 run to tie the game at 41 with a little over seven-minutes to play in the third quarter.
The lead started to slip away shortly after, however, as the Thunderwolves took a four-point lead into the fourth quarter and outscored Genesee 25-12 in the final frame to earn the 78-61 win.
Thais Matté connected four times from 3pt range for Genesee and finished with a game high 20 points. Clarissa Walker added 14 points and eight rebounds, Karley Fanning chipped in 14 points and seven boards and Brionna Blocker finished with seven points and dished out four assists. The Cougars' bench was limited to just two points.
Genesee (6-15, 2-3) continues its homestand on Saturday afternoon against Jamestown CC. Tip-off is set for 1 p.m.