Men’s Basketball Earns 73-59 Victory over Penn College

Cameron Winston (2) led all scored with 23 points as Keuka defeated Penn College
Cameron Winston (2) led all scored with 23 points as Keuka defeated Penn College

KEUKA PARK, N.Y. – The Keuka College Men's Basketball team earned their fourth North Eastern Athletic Conference of the season, defeating Penn College 73-59 on Friday night.

The Wolves (4-18, 4-13 NEAC) will close their 2016-17 season on Saturday. Keuka College hosts the College of St. Elizabeth at 3pm at the JMW Recreation and Athletics Center.

Cliff Stevens grabbed a career-high 15 rebounds in the win. He earned his second double-double of the season, adding in 20 points for the Wolves. Keuka College was led in scoring by Cameron Winston. The freshman scored a game-high 23 points, his fourth 20+ point performance of his rookie season.

The two teams opened slowly on Friday, halfway through the first the game was tied at 14-14. With the game tied at 21-21 and six minutes left in the first half, Keuka College increased their offense. They would outscore Penn College 17-8 in the final minutes of the half. The half was capped by a buzzer-beating three pointer by Cliff Stevens. That gave Stevens a double-double in the first half alone with 13 points and 10 rebounds. Keuka College led 38-29 at the half.

Penn College came out of the locker rooms and quickly cut into the lead, scoring the first eight points in the half, forcing Keuka to call a timeout. The breather settled the Wolves as they got on the scoreboard, but minutes later, the Wildcats tied the game at 40-40. A personal 5-0 run by Cameron Winston gave Keuka the lead and they would not look back. With nine minutes left, Winston crossed over his defender and hit a step-back three to give Keuka a 50-43 lead. The margin would be pushed to 10 points with five minutes left to play as Cliff Stevens knocked down a three. The dagger came from sophomore Matt Estes nailed a three with 2:15 left to give the Wolves a 67-57 advantage. Estes also delivered the exclamation point as Keuka beat the press and the sophomore threw down a slam dunk on the break as Keuka would defeat Penn College 73-59.