History was made by one of Geneva’s women’s basketball players this past week, and on the men’s side, Geneva saw its season long four-game winning streak come to an end. The women posted a 1-1 record last week and the men dropped a PAC road contest.
Renee Rawding joined a very elite group last Wednesday as she entered the 1000-point club. Rawding needed seven points coming into action against Penn State Greater Allegheny and with two minutes remaining in the first half, she became the 12th female player in school history to reach the mark. She joins her sister Jen, who is the all-time leading scorer, in the club. Rawding finished the game with ten points in helping lead Geneva to an 88-49 victory over Penn State Greater Allegheny. Beth DeLuca and Val Hamilton each had 13 points in the win and Liz DePietro came off the bench to score 12 points. On Saturday, Geneva dropped a 60-55 decision at Bethany to fall to 4-5 on the season. Alyse Scarsella led the Golden Tornadoes with 15 points and seven rebounds. Geneva’s women will enjoy three weeks off for the holiday season before getting back to work at home on December 30th when it hosts Carlow University.
Geneva’s men lost their only game of the week on Saturday in a 76-64 decision to Bethany College. The Golden Tornadoes saw their four-game winning streak come to an end as they dropped to 5-4 for the season. Rich Colick scored 20 points and grabbed ten rebounds to lead Geneva. Colick is averaging 18.3 points and 7.2 rebounds per game in the first seven contests of the year. Lambros Svingos added 13 points and six rebounds, but it was not enough against the Bison. Like the women’s team, Geneva’s men will enjoy an extended break for the Christmas holiday. The Golden Tornadoes will leave for Florida the day after Christmas to prepare for games against Florida Tech (Dec. 29th) and Flagler (Dec. 30th) in the sunshine state.
There are no athletic events scheduled for the next two week due to finals and the Christmas holiday.
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