BATAVIA, NY… The Genesee Community College men's basketball team saluted their sophomore class and then defeated the Mercyhurst Northeast Saints 87-70 Saturday afternoon. Genesee finishes the regular season with a record of 14-13 and a 5-5 record in conference play.
Kevin Major led the way offensively for Genesee scoring 29 points on 11-14 shooting from the field. Jamir Cheek recorded a double-double with 11 points and a game-high 13 assists. Jarett Haines scored 21 points and seven rebounds. Samuel Kesinro scored 18 points, all from behind the arch.
Genesee advances to the Region III Tournament and will play the Mercyhurst Northeast Saints Tuesday night in the Sub-Regional game. Tip-Off is scheduled for 5:00 pm and the game will be streamed live on www.geneseeathletics.com
Genesee Community College athletics program endeavors to provide a quality and competitive intercollegiate athletics program consistent with the National Junior Collegiate Athletics Association (NJCAA) philosophy and the overall educational mission of Genesee Community College. Participation in collegiate athletics should be an extension of the total educational experience for the student-athlete. The inherent philosophy emphasizes the athletic setting as a classroom used to teach character, commitment, work ethic, respect for differences, and the importance of sacrifice, teamwork, and cooperation.
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