Geneva Panthers drop opener to NE Prep

The Geneva Panther varsity boys basketball team opened their 2014-15 season as defending Section V Class A2 Champions against the team they beat in the semifinals of last season’s sectionals at the Blue Cross Arena, NE/NW Prep.Geneva beat NE/NW Prep last year in overtime, 60-56 and would move on to beat Batavia in the finals. The Prep players had revenge on their mind but there was only a couple players left on Geneva’s championship squad from a year ago who even saw the floor in that game.About 9 months later, it was NE Prep who took home the victory, from Geneva this time, by a final score of 83-62.NE/NW Prep forced the inexperienced Geneva squad into 25 turnovers that led to several fast break opportunities. Sherman Graham was unstoppable for Prep, finishing with 31 points. Jaleel Collins finished with 19 points, 6 assists and 6 steals for NE/NW Prep.Geneva was paced by their starting center, Justin Deisering who had 13 points and 10 rebounds in his first action starting in place of Terrell Johnson who graduated last spring. Point guard Noah Barber also played well scoring 13 points as he steps into the shoes of last year’s senior PG Steve Dolgos. Sophomore Tyler Tyson was also productive in his first varsity game dishing out 6 assists and pulling down three rebounds. Michael King, a 5’9 senior guard who did not score all of last season, knocked down Geneva’s first basket of the season, a three pointer from the corner.Geneva coach Brian Miller said, “we have a ton of juniors and I told my guys this was game one of, what really is, a two year process.”2014-15 Geneva Panther Varsity Basketball TeamIt doesn’t get any easier for the young Panthers as they face another Rochester City team in Wilson-Magnet on Saturday at the Dave Baldun Memorial Tip-Off Classic in Victor. They then turn around to host Mynderse on Monday before facing Finger Lakes East favorite Newark on the road the following Friday.Saturday’s game against Wilson in Victor will be webcast live on FingerLakes1.TV beginning at 3:00 pm. That game will be followed by Newark vs. Livonia at 5:00 pm and Pal-Mac vs. Victor at 7:00 pm. Jim Sinicropi, Kevin Korzeniewski and Mike Alessio will have the call for FL1 Sports for all three games of the triple-header.You can watch all of FingerLakes1.TV’s programming by browsing directly to www.FingerLakes1.TV on your computer or tablet. You can also watch live on YouTube by using the search bar at YouTube.com and subscribing to our channel. Watch live or on-demand on your smartphone by downloading the free FingerLakes1.com App from the iTunes or Android store. Have a smart TV? Check to see if there is a YouTube app and subscribe to our channel. Stream directly from your phone or Google Chrome browser using a Chromecast. Watch live on Roku by installing Roku’s YouTube app and searching or subscribing to FingerLakes1.com. The latest FingerLakes1.TV programming is linked up and featured on our homepage at FingerLakes1.com along with links to live shows when in progress. Our live webcast schedule for the upcoming week is also posted near the bottom of our homepage.

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