Sophomores snag big wins over Cavs/Dukes
The Geneseo High School sophomore boys’ basketball team went 2-0 in conference play this past week with wins over LaSalle-Peru and Dixon.
Geneseo vs. LaSalle-Peru
With a 27-point night from Landon Hoon and a balanced scoring attack, the sophomore Leafs emerged victorious, 74-59 over LaSalle-Peru in Geneseo Jan. 12.
Geneseo led from the start, scoring 13 points in the first quarter, while LP scored nine. The Leafs knocked down 21 points in the second quarter, while the Cavaliers scored 18 for a 34-27 score at the half in favor of the home team.
After the break, the Leafs drained another 17 points for a 51-45 advantage at the end of the third. Geneseo posted 23 points in the final minutes to secure the win.
Hoon led the way with 27 points as he hit seven shots from the field, a three pointer and went 10-of-21 from the free-throw line.
Drew DeCap added 13 points, knocking down one shot from beyond the arc, two field goals and six free throws, while JJ Rivera chipped in 10 on three field goals and four free throws.
Alec Cheek and Brian Johnson both scored seven points, each with three field goals and a free throw.
Ryan?Williams finished the game with five points on a field goal and three free throws, followed by Josh DuBois with three points on a field goal and a free throw and Keegan Wigant with two points on a field goal.
Geneseo vs. Dixon
The Leafs dominated host Dixon 64-27 in NCIC action Jan. 8.
Geneseo took the early lead, 15-6 in the opening quarter and never looked back.
The Leafs scored 14 points in the second quarter for the 29-16 advantage at halftime. Geneseo came out in the third quarter to drain 21 points for the 50-24 score and then hit another 14 points in the final minutes for the win.
Hoon, DeCap and Rivera paced the Leafs all scoring in double figures.
Hoon led the team with 16 points on eight shots from the field, followed by DeCap with 15 as he hit five field goals, a shot from beyond the arc and two free throws and Rivera with 12 on six field goals.
Cheek finished the game with seven points on two field goals and a three pointer, while Tyler Rusk added six on two field goals and two free throws. DuBois and Johnson both scored four points — DuBois with a field goal and two free throws and Johnson, two field goals.
The Leafs will next host Sterling at 6 p.m. Jan. 26.