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Saturday, December 1, 2012 at 5:03 pm

Cougars hold on to beat Mohawk Valley

post by Andrew Crofts in GCC, Men's Basketball, sports

The Genesee Community College men's basketball team held on to beat visiting Mohawk Valley Community College on Saturday afternoon, 75-72.

The Cougars built a double-digit lead in the first half and took a 36-22 advantage into the break.

Mohawk Valley responded in the second half and eventually trimmed the Cougars lead to single-digits.

(#10 Terryl Coombs jumps for possession of the opening tip-off against Mohawk Valley CC on Saturday)

 

Leading 60-54, Malik Brown scored four-straight GCC points to up the lead to ten, with five minutes left in the second period. Later in the half, Vaughn Boler converted a three-point play with 3:30 left, to keep GCC in front, 67-58.

Mohawk Valley kept battling late, and an Alexshay Pearce three-pointer cut the Genesee lead to just three with ten seconds to play.

The Cougars were able to hit a couple of free-throws in the closing seconds, and held on for the win.

Boler finished with a game high 24 points and also grabbed seven rebounds. E.J. Blackwell added 15 points and six assists, Terryl Coombs chipped in 13 points and nine boards and Donte Meredith added eight points.

Genesee improves to 5-3 on the season and will host Niagara College (Canada) on Thursday night at 8pm.

Monday, November 26, 2012 at 10:35 pm

Cougars blowout Medaille JV

post by Andrew Crofts in GCC, Men's Basketball, sports

The Genesee Community College men's basketball team topped 100 points for the first time this season, on their way to a 103-50 victory over visiting Medaille JV in their home opener of the 2012-2013 season.

Vaughn Boler scored 15 first half points and 19 total points to lead the way for Genesee. Stanley Peacock added 16 points and nine rebounds, Maurice Bailey chipped in 12 points and Donte Meredith, Terryl Coombs and E.J. Blackwell each scored ten points.

(Vaughn Boler (white) scores two of his game-high 19 points in win over Medaille JV)

 

GCC opened a 55-21 first half lead and shot better than 64 percent in the game en-route to their fourth victory of the season.

The Cougars (4-3) will host Mohawk Valley Community College on Saturday at 3pm for their next contest.

Sunday, November 4, 2012 at 10:42 pm

Genesee splits in season-opening tournament

post by Andrew Crofts in GCC, Men's Basketball, sports

Vaughn Boler scored 21 points and grabbed six rebounds for the Genesee Community College men's basketball team on Sunday afternoon, but it was not enough as the Cougars fell to Delaware Tech Community College, 82-71 in the finals of the Erie Community College Tip-Off Tournament.

GCC built an early lead but Delaware took a 38-28 advantage into the break.

A 4-0 start to the second half had Genesee back within six, but the Spirit responded and extended their lead back to double-digits and to as many as 17 with twelve minutes remaining.

GCC fought back and cut it down to five late in the second half, but Delaware held off the Cougars and converted at the free-throw line to seal the victory.

E.J. Blackwell added 14 points for Genesee, Theirry Ngarambe grabbed 11 rebounds and Joe Gray and Malik Brown each chipped in ten points.

Boler was named to the All-Tournament Team for Genesee, who returns to action next Saturday at the Monroe Community College tournament.

 




On Saturday...

The Genesee Community College men's basketball team downed conference rival Niagara County Community College 82-77 in their opening contest of the season at the Erie Community College Tip-Off Tournament on Saturday afternoon.

Genesee used a late surge to take a 20 point lead late in the first half, before taking a 43-28 lead into halftime.

The Thunderwolves got off to a fast start in the second half and cut the GCC lead to single-digits before Terryl Coombs scored nine straight points for the Cougars to extend their lead back to 15.

Niagara CCC hung around and closed the gap to within two at 79-77 with about two minutes remaining, but GCC was able to convert three out of four at the freethrow line and came away with defensive stops to hold off the Thunderwolves.

Vaughn Boler and E.J. Blackwell each scored a game-high 18 points for GCC. Boler also added six rebounds and Blackwell chipped in five assists. Coombs ended the game with 14 points, all of which came in the second half. Malik Brown was also in double-digits for GCC, scoring 13 points, Carlton Wright scored nine points and Maurice Bailey added seven points.

Saturday, March 3, 2012 at 7:51 pm

Cougars lose in Semi's

post by Andrew Crofts in GCC, Men's Basketball, sports

After earning a first-round bye in the Region III Division II Men’s Basketball tournament, the second-seeded Cougars traveled to Erie Community College on Saturday afternoon to take on a hot Mercyhurst North East team that upset Niagara County Community College on Tuesday night to advance to Saturday’s semi-finals.

Genesee jumped out to an early lead after a Kenton Chan-Man (Brooklyn, NY) three-pointer and two Kevin Nascimento (New York, NY) free-throws gave the Cougars a 7-2 advantage about four minutes in. Mercyhurst then made a 10-2 run to take the lead, but no team held a lead larger than five points during the first half. In total, there were nine lead changes in the opening twenty minutes, and the Saints held a 39-38 advantage at the break.

Mercyhurst took control of the game at the start of the second half. The Saints scored the first five points of the second twenty minutes before Deylon Bovell (Brooklyn, NY) hit his second three-pointer of the afternoon to draw GCC back within three. With a 44-41 lead, Mercyhurst then scored 16 of the next 20 points and opened up a 15 point, 60-45 lead with 14 minutes to play. The Saints held their largest lead at 16 when they led 66-50 with just over 12 minutes to go. Genesee made a push and cut the lead to single digits at 82-73 with four minutes to play, but the Saints capitalized at the free-throw line and held off the higher seed, winning 99-82.

(#1 Deylon Bovell led the Cougars with 25 points in Saturday's loss to Mercyhurst North East)

Genesee shot just 34 percent on the afternoon and were only 4 of 25 from three-point range.

Bovell led the Cougars with 25 points and also grabbed eight rebounds. Tyshawn Ferguson (Chicago, IL) netted 19 points and grabbed nine boards, Chan-Man added 14 points and Nascimento chipped in with 11 points.

Genesee ends the season with an 18-12 overall record and a 10-5 conference record. Mercyhurst North East will move on to face Erie Community College in the Region III championship on Sunday afternoon at 1pm.

Saturday, February 25, 2012 at 9:40 pm

Genesee earns #2 Seed

post by Andrew Crofts in GCC, Men's Basketball, sports

The Genesee Community College men’s basketball team controlled their own destiny on Saturday afternoon when they traveled to Niagara County Community College. A win and the Cougars would earn the second seed and a first-round bye in the Western New York Athletic Conference Tournament and a free pass into the semi-finals. A loss and the Cougars would host a play in game on Tuesday night for the right to move on to next weekend‘s final four. Not wanting to have to play the extra game, Genesee defeated NCCC for the second time this season, beating the Thunderwolves 80-70.

The Cougars trailed only once in the game when NCCC jumped out to a 3-0 advantage on their first possession. Mike Glenn (Fairport, NY) and Kenton Chan-Man (Brooklyn, NY) quickly erased that deficit with back-to-back three pointers to give Genesee the lead. Genesee held Niagara in single-digit scoring for more than the first eight minutes of the game and opened up a 21-9 lead. Donte Meredith (Bronx, NY) came off the bench to score eight first half points to help the Cougars to a 40-25 advantage at half time. Tyshawn Ferguson (Chicago, IL) cancelled out a number of NCCC scoring chances by taking four first half charges.

Glenn extended the Genesee lead to start the second half by scoring the Cougars first five points before having to leave the game due to injury. GCC held their largest lead at 20 points when they led 55-35 with twelve minutes to play. Niagara made a mid-half run to cut the lead to ten before Kevin Nascimento (New York, NY) and Meredith hit back-to-back three’s to extend the lead once again. The Thunderwolves did score the game’s final seven points, but ran out of time and could not mount a comeback.

Meredith finished with a game high and career high 18 points, Ferguson recorded a 14-point 14-rebound double-double, Chan-Man netted 14 points, Nascimento added 12 points and six rebounds, Glenn scored 11 points before leaving the game and Deylon Bovell (Brooklyn, NY) chipped in with ten points.

The Cougars finish the regular season with an 18-11 overall record and a 10-4 record in conference play. The win gives GCC a first round bye and a pass until Saturday, when they will play the winner of Niagara County Community College and Mercyhurst North East. That game will be played on Tuesday night at Niagara County Community College.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at 2:40 am

Glenn's 37 helps GCC down Alfred State

post by Andrew Crofts in GCC, Men's Basketball, sports

It took a comeback on “Sophomore Night” for the Genesee Community College men’s basketball team, but the Cougars earned a conference win in their final regular season home game of the season against Alfred State College on Tuesday night, 85-82.

Mike Glenn (Fairport, NY) got the Cougars off to a fast start by scoring 16 of the team’s first 18 points of the game. Despite the hot start from Glenn, the Cougars struggled, only shooting 29% from the floor in the opening twenty minutes. The Pioneers took advantage of GCC’s poor shooting and six first half three-pointers of their own to grab a 13-point, 43-30 lead at the half.

Alfred State held their largest lead at 15 points early in the second half before the Cougars made their comeback. Genesee made a 12-4 run in a four-minute span to trim the Pioneer lead to one at 56-55 with just over nine minutes left to play. After an Alfred State basket, Tyshawn Ferguson (Chicago, IL) and Kenton Chan-Man (Brooklyn, NY) each capitalized on three-point plays to give the Cougars the lead back at 61-58. Chan-Man went on a stretch where he scored nine straight points to extend the GCC lead to nine, and went 4-4 at the free-throw line down the stretch to help the Cougars hold off the visitors.

(#21 Mike Glenn scores 37 points in GCC's win over Alfred State)

Glenn finished with a game high and a season high 37 points and also grabbed seven rebounds. Chan-Man finished with 25 points, Ferguson added nine points and Deylon Bovell (Brooklyn, NY) chipped in with eight points and nine boards. Genesee improves to 17-11 on the season and will close out the regular season this Saturday at Niagara County Community College at 3pm.

Saturday, February 18, 2012 at 7:05 pm

Genesee snaps losing Streak

post by Andrew Crofts in GCC, Men's Basketball, sports

Riding a two-game losing streak, the Genesee Community College men’s basketball team needed a win against Jamestown Community College on Saturday afternoon to keep their hopes for a top seed in the Western New York Athletic Conference playoffs alive. The Cougars got that win, downing the Jayhawks, a team that defeated them by three earlier in the season, 68-59.

Genesee fell behind early thanks to four-of-six shooting from three-point range for Jamestown. A Kevin Nascimento (New York, NY) layup tied the game at 20 with four minutes to go in the first half before Mike Glenn (Fairport, NY) scored the final seven points in the opening twenty minutes to send GCC into the locker room with a 30-25 lead.

Glenn finished a 10-0 run of his own by hitting his first three-point shot attempt to start the second half to give the Cougars a 33-25 lead. Genesee did not trail in the second half but saw their lead drop to as low as six, when Jamestown made it a 55-49 game with 2:30 remaining, before Tyshawn Ferguson (Chicago, IL) completed a three-point play to stretch the lead back to nine. GCC finished the game off at the free-throw line and snap their short two-game losing streak, beating the Jayhawks to even the season series at one win apiece.

Five Cougars finished the afternoon scoring in double figures, led by Kenton Chan-Man (Brooklyn, NY) and Glenn who each finished with 18 points. Ferguson ended with 12 points and Deylon Bovell (Brooklyn, NY) and Nascimento each finished with 10 points.

Genesee improves to 16-11 on the season and are now 8-4 in conference play. They will host Alfred State College on Tuesday night at 8pm for their final regular season home game of the year.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012 at 1:36 am

Dry spell hurts Cougars

post by Andrew Crofts in GCC, Men's Basketball, sports

The Genesee Community College men's basketball team hoped to avenge a February 2nd loss to Monroe Community College on Tuesday night, going on the road to face their Western New York Athletic Conference rival.

The Cougars began the night by not allowing Monroe a basket for the first five minutes of the game. Genesee only managed four points during that time and when Monroe finally did score, it was the beginning of a 12-0 run that gave the Tribunes a 12-4 lead with eleven minutes left to play in the first half. Trailing by eight with about five minutes left, Mike Glenn (Fairport, NY) drew Genesee back within two at 20-18, scoring back-to-back three pointers. The Cougars kept pace and Kenton Chan-Man (Brooklyn, NY) sent the game into halftime all tied at 26 with a last second layup.

After an even start to the second half, the Tribunes scored on back-to-back three point possessions and the Cougars trailed 49-43 with eleven minutes remaining in the game. GCC did not go away and Glenn was able to tie the game at 49 with a dunk that even brought the MCC crowd to their feet, and then gave Genesee a 52-49 lead after converting on an old fashion three-point play. Monroe then went on a 10-0 run in a span of two minutes that gave the Tribunes a 59-52 lead with just over six minutes to play. The Cougars went two more minutes without scoring a basket before a Tyshawn Ferguson (Chicago, IL) layup ended a nearly four minute drought. Genesee did fight back and trailed 66-64 with 18 seconds left to play. Sending Monroe to the free-throw line, the Cougars missed an opportunity when the Tribunes missed both free throws. Unable to grab the rebound, GCC had to send Monroe back to the free-throw line where they were able to close out the game. The Tribunes sweep the season series with GCC, winning Tuesday night 70-66.

Glenn finished with a game high 27 points. Chan-Man was the only other Cougar in double-figures, finishing the night with 12 points. Dijon Wright (Philadelphia, PA) had a strong night down low, grabbing 14 rebounds.

Genesee falls to 15-11 on the season and 7-4 in conference play. They will host Jamestown Community College on Saturday at 3pm.

Saturday, February 11, 2012 at 7:18 pm

Genesee falls at #8 Erie

post by Andrew Crofts in GCC, Men's Basketball, sports

The Genesee Community College men's basketball team led #8 Erie Community College by as many as 15 points in the first half on Saturday, before the Kats turned it around on their home floor to beat the visiting Cougars, 99-89.

GCC defeated Erie 101-94 back on January 26th when Erie was ranked #7 in the NJCAA Division II National poll. The Cougars got off to a fast start and led by 15 halfway through the first half before the Kats responded. Erie took a 54-49 lead into halftime.

Erie extended their lead in the second half to as many as 19 points behind balanced scoring. The Kats had a total of five players in double-figures. The Cougars never regained momentum in the second twenty minutes and lose for the third time in the Western New York Athletic Conference this season (7-3).

Deylon Bovell (Brooklyn, NY) led the way for Genesee with 28 points. He was six of eight from three-point range. Tyshawn Ferguson (Chicago, IL) had a strong afternoon scoring 25 points and grabbing 13 rebounds and Kenton Chan-Man (Brooklyn, NY) finished with 24 points.

The Cougars fall to 15-10 on the season and will travel to Monroe Community College on Tuesday night for an 8pm start.

Friday, February 10, 2012 at 1:11 am

Bovell scores 30 in Cougar Victory

post by Andrew Crofts in GCC, Men's Basketball, sports

Deylon Bovell (Brooklyn, NY) scored a season high 30 points on Thursday night as the Genesee Community College men’s basketball team defeated Mercyhurst North East for the second time this season.

The Cougars built a 15 point, 19-4 lead about seven minutes in with Michael Glenn (Fairport, NY) scoring seven points, including an old fashion three-point play, in the early going. GCC kept their 15 point cushion and had a 33-18 lead with eight minutes to go before the Saints made a push and drew within nine to close the half. Genesee led 48-39 at the break.

The Saints kept pace during the start of the second half and were within seven before the Cougars took control, going on a 7-0 run at one point and scoring 19 of the next 26 points. GCC never had a lead drop below 14 and cruised to the 21-point, 102-81 victory.

(Deylon Bovell slams home two of his game high 30 points)

Bovell scored 16 of his 30 points in the second half and was five of six from the field during the second twenty minutes. Kenton Chan-Man (Brooklyn, NY) scored 22 points, Glenn finished with 20 points, Tyshawn Ferguson (Chicago, IL) added 11 points and nine rebounds and Terryl Coombs (Brooklyn, NY) grabbed 11 rebounds.

The Cougars previously defeated the Saints 96-68 back on January 11th.

Genesee improves to 15-9 on the season and are 7-2 in conference play. They will travel to Erie Community College on Saturday afternoon for a 3pm tip.

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