While most of us were enjoying some rest and relaxation over the holiday break, the Geneva College men’s and women’s basketball teams remained hard at work. Continuing to look for ways to turn things around, both teams will be looking for some positive results within the Presidents’ Athletic Conference. Up to this point, it has been a struggle for both teams looking to find the win column.
The men’s basketball team dropped a pair of conference games this past week with losses to Thomas More and Grove City. Perhaps even more disappointing was that Geneva led both games at halftime and watched those leads disappear in the second half. Geneva led Thomas More by as many as 13 points in the first half only to see the Saints light up the scoreboard in the second half of an 89-73 decision. In similar fashion, Geneva watched its lead against Grove City quickly diminish in a 77-68 loss. Senior forward Keynon Jackson rejoined the Golden Tornadoes after sitting out the first semester. Jackson scored 17 points in both games going 7-11 from the field in each contest. Matt Lorello continues to pace the Geneva offense at a 19.8 points per game clip. Jordan Harbison entered the weekend leading the PAC in three-point shooting with an impressive 54% mark from outside the arc. Geneva’s offense has been solid for most of the season but defensively the Golden Tornadoes are allowing more than 85 points per game. With two more PAC games on the schedule this week, Geneva puts its 1-12 overall record and 1-4 conference mark on the line.
The Geneva women’s basketball team ended the 2012 calendar year by winning two of its last three games. The 2013 year hasn’t started quite as nicely with losses to Thomas More and Grove City last week. The Golden Tornadoes are 2-11 overall and are still seeking their first conference victory with a PAC record of 0-6. Freshman guard Heidi Mann continues to have a solid first year as she leads the offense with 13.5 points per game. Mann scored 23 points in Geneva’s 61-52 loss to Grove City on Saturday afternoon. The good news for head coach Lori Wynn and the Golden Tornadoes is that they finally had their full complement of players on Saturday after having to suffer through sickness and injury throughout the first half of the year. Chelsea Kauffman returned to the Geneva line-up after missing nine games and scored ten points on Saturday. Geneva will travel to Saint Vincent and Westminster this week in search of that first conference victory.
Athletic Schedule for the week:
|Wednesday, Jan. 9||
WBB @ Saint Vincent 5:30 pm
MBB @ Saint Vincent 7:30 pm
|Saturday, Jan. 12||
WBB @ Westminster 2:00 pm
MBB @ Westminster 4:00 pm
Geneva College is the only CCCU institution with a full-time program in Rome, Italy. In Rome, students spend a semester studying the humanities, traveling throughout Italy and Europe, and engaging in volunteer activities.