Wooster, OH – The Geneva College men’s basketball team got an up close and personal look at the 19th ranked team in the country on Wednesday night. The Golden Tornadoes got caught in the buzz saw that is Wooster College in a 100-48 non-conference loss to open the 2012 portion of the current season. The loss was Geneva’s third straight non-conference loss since Christmas and dropped the Golden Tornadoes’ overall record to 3-9.
Geneva never got started on Wednesday night as it watched Wooster scored the game’s first 12 points on its way to opening up a 35-4 lead 11 minutes into the game. Wooster took a 57-18 lead into the locker room and cruised to a 52-point decision by night’s end.
The lone bright spot for the Golden Tornadoes came in the name of David Phillips. Phillips, who joined the 1000 point club at Geneva on Saturday night, scored 23 of Geneva’s 48 points on 7-19 shooting including three treys. The only other Geneva player to reach double figures was Matt Lorello with 12 points. Geneva’s bench managed just five points in the game while Wooster posted 52 points off the bench. Wooster featured a balanced attack that included five players in double figures. The Fighting Scots shot 62% from the field for the game and held the Golden Tornadoes to just 30% and 15 field goals.
Geneva will get back into the Presidents’ Athletic Conference in hopes of improving on its 2-2 record on Saturday afternoon when it visits Thiel College. The Golden Tornadoes return home to Metheny Fieldhouse for the first time since December 7th when it hosts Saint Vincent next Wednesday.
Geneva College is a comprehensive Christian college of the arts, sciences and professional studies. Founded in the tradition of the Reformed Christian faith, Geneva prepares students to serve Christ in all areas of society: work, family and the church. Geneva College’s philosophy of education is based on the Foundational Concepts of Christian Higher Education. Geneva is a founding member of the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU).
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