Crestview Hills, KY - Last season Geneva swept the season series from Thomas More in College in men′s basketball action. Prior to those victories, the Golden Tornadoes had not enjoyed much success in the five year history against the Saints. On Saturday, the trend from a year ago was flipped and Geneva dropped a 91-77 decision to Thomas More as the Saints defeated Geneva for the second time this season. The loss was Geneva′s second straight on the road this week and dropped its overall record to 4-13, including a 3-6 mark in the Presidents′ Athletic Conference.
Thomas More lit up the baskets on its home floor to the tune of 54% from the field for the game. The Saints shot 53% from the field in the first half as they opened up a 40-30 lead at the break. Geneva stayed within shouting distance through the first half but Thomas More opened the second half on a 25-10 run to push the lead to 65-40 at the 11:42 mark. Geneva tried to make a frantic push late in the game but could only cut the deficit to 14 points.
Dave Phillips was one of the lone offensive bright spots as he posted 29 points on 11-19 shooting including five treys for the game. Lambros Svingos (6-7 FG) and Matt Lorello each scored 12 points in a losing cause. Thomas More′s Phil Feinberg shot 9-12 from the field and posted 25 points to go along with eight rebounds.
The Golden Tornadoes will try to get back into the win column on Wednesday when they host Bethany College at 7:30 pm before heading to Waynesburg next Saturday.
Geneva College is a comprehensive Christian college of the arts, sciences and professional studies. Founded in the tradition of the Reformed Christian faith, Geneva prepares students to serve Christ in all areas of society: work, family and the church. Geneva College′s philosophy of education is based on the Foundational Concepts of Christian Higher Education. Geneva is a founding member of the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU).