The Genesee Community College women's basketball team rallied from a double-digit deficit to pull ahead in the third quarter, but could not hold on as Finger Lakes Community College beat the Cougars 62-58 Jan. 8.
Genesee's 21-point second quarter was enough to go into the break only down one point after Genesee went on a 14-3 run to tie the game at 20 apiece. Both teams then traded scores as the Lakers held a 28-27 lead at the intermission.
Jasmine Holmes converted the first points of the second half with a layup to complete the rally and go ahead at 29-28. Early into the third the Cougars would hold several leads as the game went back and forth with a final tie at 36 before Finger Lakes regained the momentum.
TaLia Burgess led all Cougar scorers with 19 points with Rosalyn Sealey not far behind with 16. Holmes finished with 10 points and Genesee nearly ended up with four double-digit scorers as Kierra Perl added nine points to go with 11 boards.
Holmes led the team with 13 rebounds, while Burgess and Sealey combined for another 10 rebounds with five apiece. Sealey also led the team with a pair of block and three assists.
The Cougars next travel to the Community College of Rhode Island Tournament this weekend with the first game against the tournament host Jan. 13 at 5 p.m.