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Lady Cougars End Regular Season with Double-Digit WNYAC Win

Jasmine Holmes

The Genesee Community College women's basketball team beat Mercyhurst North East 78-62 to end both the month of February and their regular season. The 16-point winning differential was the highest by the team in any Western New York Athletic Conference win this season and the 78 points were three points away from a season-high.

The contest became the lone Genesee WNYAC game where the Cougars never trailed at any point during the game. After starting with a 10-2 lead, the Cougars ended the first quarter with a 17-10 lead. Genesee nearly doubled its winning margin after the second quarter at 39-26.

The Cougars played their best overall quarter in the third by out-scoring the Saints by double digits that was fueled by a 12-0 run during the quarter.

Genesee shot 54 percent from the floor and 53 percent from beyond the arc that accounted for 30 of its 78, while recording five double-digit scorers.

Reika Murota led all Cougars in points with 22 points with 18 coming from three-land that included a 67 percent shooting percentage from beyond the arc.

Jasmine Holmes added 18 points with team-highs in rebounds with nine and blocks with four. Both Rosalyn Sealey and TaLia Burgess added a dozen points apiece with Sealey recording a team-high eight assists and Burgess hauling in seven boards.

Current Cougar Female Athlete of the Week Kierra Perl rounded out the double-digit offensive Genesee players with 10 points.