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Geneseo (20-8) responded by scoring three straight baskets to take its biggest lead at 42-36, but the Knights answered with a game-breaking 16-0 run that culminated with an NBA-length three-pointer from Weber and then her layup with 4:27 left in the game that made it 52-42.
“They went on that spurt there and we didn’t match it,” Maple Leafs coach Scott Hardison said. “There’s a reason they’re the No. 8 team in the state and I thought being ahead going into the fourth quarter that we showed we were ready to go, but give their two seniors credit. They did a really good job, especially Martens going left when Weber was out with her injury.”
Sophomore Kelly Noel also stepped up big for the Knights, knocking down a pair of jumpers early in the fourth quarter as part of Kaneland’s big run.