Beaver Falls, PA – It was a crucial weekend for Ron Galbreath and his Golden Tornadoes with back to back AMC North games in less than 24 hours. At the end of the weekend, Geneva had picked up a pair of victories and improved to 13-3 overall, including a 6-1 mark in the AMC North. On Saturday afternoon, Geneva extended a five-point halftime lead into a 16-point victory by the count of 69-53 over Roberts Wesleyan.
In the victory, senior center Ruth Dobos became Geneva’s all-time shot blocker. With four blocks in the game, Dobos moved past Marianne Comm with a career best 159 blocks. Dobos also contributed with eight points and eight rebounds in the victory.
Three players finished the game in double figures led by Allyson Clarke’s 14 points. Clarke also picked up a career best 16 rebounds in the game. Jackie Anthony scored 11 points and Renee Rawding added ten in Geneva’s sixth victory in seven conference games. For Roberts Wesleyan, Sarah Meabon had 12 points to lead the offense.
Geneva led 30-25 at halftime and quickly extended that lead. Leading 40-34 with 16:20 to play, the Golden Tornadoes scored 16 of the next 20 points to extend their lead to 56-38 with just over ten minutes to play. Roberts Wesleyan got back to within ten points, but could not get the game back into single digits.
For Geneva, it will have off until Thursday when it takes to road to take on Point Park University. Next Saturday, Geneva will host Ursuline College in another AMC North tilt.
Of Geneva's 96 full-time faculty members, 76% have earned doctorates.