Oswego, N.Y. – The Oswego State men’s basketball team had a late run contribute to a 66-62 loss to Geneseo at home on Saturday night. With the loss, Oswego drops to 10-5 overall and 4-4 in conference play.
The Lakers used an 11-3 run in the first half to gain control of the game. With the score a one-point Oswego advantage at 9-8 with 14:47 left on the clock in the first, the team took used the run to create a 20-12 lead.
Oswego rode that run all the way to the break, taking a 41-29 margin into the locker rooms at the half.
Daniel Ross hit a jumper with 10:43 left in the game to give the Lakers a 51-39 lead, maintaining its halftime advantage through the first portion of the final period. Oswego then stalled on the offensive end, only scoring one field goal over nearly the next six minutes. Geneseo capitalized on the drought, forcing a 15-2 run to gain the lead at 54-53 with just 4:52 remaining.
Oswego kept the game close of the waning moments of the contest, tying the game at 56-56 with 4:21 left. The Knight took the lead with just over three minutes to play and never allowed a tie or lead change the rest of the way.
Brian Sortino led the Lakers with 26 points on 9-for-16 shooting for the floor, including 3-for-4 from beyond the arc. Also scoring in double-digits for the Lakers were Ross (12) and Covley (10).
Ross paced the team with five assists whileRashawn Powell ruled the glass with nine boards.
Oswego will return to action at 8 p.m. on Tuesday when it travels to New Paltz.