Men’s Basketball Drops NEAC Opener at Morrisville

Men’s Basketball Drops NEAC Opener at Morrisville

MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – The Keuka College Men's Basketball team their first North Eastern Athletic Conference game of the season, falling 70-56 at Morrisville State College on Wednesday night.

Keuka College (0-5, 0-1 NEAC) will be on the road this weekend as they play at SUNY Cobleskill on Saturday and at SUNY Poly on Sunday in a pair of conference games.

Greg Tyler led the Wolves with 13 points in the loss. Trevor Powell added 12 points and tied for the team lead in rebounding with Dylan Doupe, each grabbing eight boards. Cliff Stevens was also in double-digits for the Wolves with 10 points.

Jelani Fontanez scored the first four points of the game for Keuka as the Wolves and the Mustangs were tied early. Morrisville State started to pull away with an 8-0 run to lead 17-8. Trailing by 11 halfway through the half, Cliff Stevens knocked down a three for the Wolves. That was followed by a three by Trevor Powell. A layup by Powell drew the margin down to five points, 23-18. Keuka College worked the margin down to three points, 25-22 with six minutes left, but Morrisville State was able to grow their lead to seven points, 37-30, by halftime.

Keuka College came out of the locker rooms hot, scoring the first seven points of the second half to tie the game at 37-37. Morrisville State responded with an 18-1 run over the next five minutes to take control of the game. The Mustangs maintained a double-digit lead the rest of the game as they defeated Keuka College 70-56 on Wednesday.