KEUKA PARK, N.Y. – Keuka College overcame a 12-point halftime deficit to comeback and defeat Penn St.-Berks 71-70 on Sunday in a North Eastern Athletic Conference game.
The Wolves (3-13, 3-8 NEAC) are on the road on Wednesday for a North Eastern Athletic Conference game at Wells College.
Keuka College was led on Sunday by Dylan Doupe. The junior had 18 points and also grabbed nine rebounds in the win. Cameron Winston added 15 points, and Trevor Powell had 13 in the win. The Wolves were led in rebounding by Cliff Stevens. The junior collected a game-high 11 rebounds in the win.
Keuka College held an early lead over Penn St.-Berks, but then the Nittany Lions found their touch. Berks would take a 16-15 lead over the Wolves seven minutes in, but Keuka had an answer. The lead bounced back-and-forth for the next four minutes of play. Penn St.-Berks grew a margin halfway through the first quarter with a 12-2 run. Minutes later, the Nittany Lions grew their lead to double-digits, 36-25, with 4:26 left in the first. Berks did their damage from deep in the half as they went 7-15 from behind the three point line. The Nittany Lions led 44-32 at halftime.
Keuka College came out of the locker room looking to get back into the game. They scored the first five points of the half and held Penn St.-Berks off the scoreboard for over four minutes. The Wolves snapped off nine unanswered points following the bucket by Berks. The run was topped by a pair of layups by Cliff Stevens as Keuka College tied the game at 46-46 with 13 minutes left to play. Overall it was a 14-2 run over the first seven minutes to start the half for Keuka. The Nittany Lions responded, regained the lead, and pushed the margin back to 10 points, 58-48, halfway through the first. The margin remained 10 points going into the final six minutes. A 10-2 run by Keuka drew the game back to a two-point margin at 68-66. Following a Berks layup, it was a four-point game going into the final two minutes. With 1:04 left, Cameron Winston drove and drew the defender off the line. The freshman passed it to the corner and found Sam Brown. Brown sank the three to make it a one-point game, 70-69. At the other end of the floor, after working the shot clock, Penn St.-Berks' layup attempt was blocked by Cliff Stevens and the Wolves got the ball. With 14 seconds left, Winston laid the ball in to give Keuka College a 71-70 lead. The Nittany Lions' final attempt, a three pointer, missed. For the second game in a row, Keuka College would win a one-point game. The Wolves defeated Penn St.-Berks 71-70.