Waynesburg, PA- A late start to compete in tonight′s game at Waynesburg stung the Golden Tornadoes in the end, 82-59. The loss lowers Geneva′s overall record to 4-8, 0-3 in conference play.
At the start Geneva was unable to match many Yellow Jacket scoring stints, creating a 44-22 halftime score. Waynesburg outshot Geneva the first half of play 53 % to 24% on the field and 50% beyond the arc compared to the GT′s mere 11%.
The second half was a whole new game as the competition leveled out. Geneva hit 12 of 30 field goals for a 40% average over the Yellow Jackets 37% from the field. Jordan Harbison made two three-pointers to close the gap. In addition, Jordan Lawrence tagged along for his own three-pointer in the second half of play. Geneva′s ability to shut down the Waynesburg three-point shooting game allotted Geneva the 75% edge beyond the arc. The efforts showed, closing the gap to as close as 13 points, yet Geneva could not completely make up for the lost time in the first half.
Harbison finished with the high scoring 17 points supported by Chase Vaudrin with 14. Tyler Damazo continued to lead the team in rebounding with seven. Pat Johnson and Vaudrin also collected two blocked shots a piece for the GT defensive efforts.
Wednesday Geneva will march into Saints territory in Kentucky for its fourth conference game against Thomas More with tip-off at 7:30 p.m.
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