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Geneseo Republic - Geneseo, IL
  • Leafs shut out in DeKalb tourney

  • Geneseo’s varsity boys’ basketball team fell in its final two match ups of the Chuck Dayton Holiday Tournament over the weekend to Harlem and DeKalb.
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  • Geneseo’s varsity boys’ basketball team fell in its final two match ups of the Chuck Dayton Holiday Tournament over the weekend to Harlem and DeKalb.
    Geneseo vs. DeKalb
    In the final game of the Chuck Dayton Holiday Tournament in DeKalb, the Leafs suffered a 60-55 loss to DeKalb to drop to 6-7 on the season.
    Geneseo trailed by one after the opening minutes of play, 13-12, but DeKalb pulled away in the second quarter as the Barbs outscored the Leafs, 18-5 for a 31-17 lead.
    DeKalb posted 14 more points in the third quarter to add to its lead, while Geneseo scored 13 points for a 45-30 score. Geneseo knocked down 25 points in the fourth quarter and held DeKalb to 15, but it wasn’t enough to catch the Barbs.
    The Leafs were led by Jordan Starkey, Luke Snyder and Ethan Radue, all in double figures. Starkey posted 14 points with five field goals, a three pointer and a free throw. Snyder chipped in 13 as he drained two shots from beyond the arc, three field goals and a free throw, and Radue hit 11 points on a three pointer, three field goals and two free throws.
    Grant Burress added nine points on a three pointer, two shots from the field and two free throws, while Austin Frank scored five points off two field goals and a free throw. Ethan Reschke finished the game with two points on a field goal, and Jordan Mielke went 1-for-2 from the line for his lone point.
    Geneseo vs. Harlem
    On Dec. 27, the Geneseo varsity boys fell to Harlem by a score of 59-45 at the Chuck Dayton Holiday Tournament.
    Harlem grabbed a narrow 14-13 lead in the first quarter, but extended its advantage at the half, 29-23. Harlem scored 15 points to Geneseo’s 10 in the second quarter.
    After the break, Harlem posted 15 points in the third quarter, while the Leafs hit 12 for a 44-35 score in favor of Harlem. Harlem sealed the victory in the fourth quarter with another 15 points, and Geneseo finished with 10.
    Contributing to the Geneseo offense was Starkey leading the way with 14 points, knocking down two shots from beyond the arc and four field goals.
    Frank added eight points as he went 4-for-4 from the field, followed by Radue with seven points who hit a three pointer, a field goal and two free throws.
    Kevin Wolak and Reschke each scored four points, both with two field goals, while Nathan Yager and Mielke chipped in three points apiece as both sank a shot from beyond the arc, and Jake Scott scored his two points off a field goal.
    Geneseo vs. Hampshire
    Despite outscoring Hampshire in the final minutes of action Dec. 26, the Leafs came up just short of victory with Hampshire nabbing the 35-33 win.
    Page 2 of 2 - Hampshire led 7-4 at the end of the first quarter and extended its advantage to 20-13 at the half after the squad outscored Geneseo, 13-9.
    Both squads put up eight points in the third quarter to keep a seven-point gap between the two teams, 28-21. The Leafs had an offensive surge in the fourth quarter and posted 12 points to Hampshire’s seven, but it wasn’t enough.
    Leading the way for Geneseo was Grant Burress with a team-high of 12 points, knocking down five shots from the field and two free throws.
    Austin Frank followed with six points as he hit 4-of-5 from the free-throw line and one field goal, while Luke Snyder and Ethan Radue both scored four points — Snyder on a field goal and two free throws and Radue drained a shot from beyond the arc and a free throw.
    Jordan Starkey finished the game with three points on a field goal and a free throw, while Kevin Wolak and Nathan Yager scored two points off one field goal apiece.
    The Leafs (6-7 overall and 2-1 in the NIB 12) returns to conference action tonight at 7:30 p.m. on the road against LaSalle-Peru.

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