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Geneva shakes off rust, picks up victory at Waynesburg

Waynesburg, PA – Geneva’s women’s basketball team hadn’t seen game action since its last contest 12 days ago. Although it took the Golden Tornadoes a while to find their legs and shake off the rust, Geneva pulled away from Waynesburg in the second half on its way to a 68-51 victory. The win, Geneva’s third straight, improved its overall record to 7-2 on the season and helped head coach Ron Galbreath move to within just three victories of the 600-win plateau.

“We had a good team victory tonight,” said Galbreath. “It was evident early that we hadn’t played in a while, but we were able to overcome that and pick up a solid victory on the road.”

Geneva got key contributions from almost its entire roster. Led by Allyson Clarke’s 15 points and nine rebounds, the Golden Tornadoes saw eight players appear in the scoring column. Clarke’s performance was especially impressive since it was her first action in almost three weeks since sitting out Geneva’s last two games with an ankle injury. “It was certainly nice to get Allyson back in the line-up,” said Galbreath. “We were very encouraged with her effort and I think it picked everyone else’s game up a notch with her out there.”

Kylee Kittner and Bridget Beachy contributed with 12 points each, including six of Geneva’s nine three-point field goals on the night. Beachy was 4-6 from outside the three-point arc in helping the Golden Tornadoes to a 47% shooting night from long distance.

“We got great contributions from our guards tonight,” said Galbreath. “Bridget shot the ball extremely well and Kylee played her best game of the year." Kittner led Geneva with eight assists to go along with her 12 points.

Geneva led by just one point at 25-24 after the first 20 minutes, but was able to pick up its defensive play in the second half. Coming in with the best defense in the American Mideast Conference by allowing just 55 points per game, it was again the defensive effort that put Geneva over the top against Waynesburg.

Although Geneva was able to shake the rust to come away with a victory on Wednesday night, that rust may reappear as Geneva will now sit for 13 days before getting back to action with a home game against Thiel College on January 3rd. The Golden Tornadoes, 2-0 in the AMC North, will meet Notre Dame College on January 6th in their next conference action.


 

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