Stevens Hits Seven Threes in Wolves Victory

Cliff Stevens hit the second-most threes in school history on Sunday
Cliff Stevens hit the second-most threes in school history on Sunday

KEUKA PARK, N.Y. — Senior Cliff Stevens made seven threes for the Wolves as a part of a career-high 23 points to lead Keuka College to an 88-81 North Eastern Athletic Conference victory.

Stevens became just the sixth player in Keuka College (10-10, 7-5 NEAC) history to make seven or more threes in a game. Also setting a career-high was freshman James Barnes with 17 points. Rounding out the double-digit scorers for the Wolves was Trevor Powell with 16 points and Greg Tyler who finished with 15 in the win.

Keuka College 88 vs. Bryn Athyn College

Both teams started hot from three-point range as they each opened the game going 3-4 from distance. Another three by the Lions gave them a 22-15 lead eight minutes into the contest. Down by nine in the half, Keuka College fought back. Greg Tyler found Cliff Stevens in the corner for back-to-back threes to give the Wolves a 32-30 lead. The Green and Gold would out-score the Lions 18-8 over the final 9:35 of the first half as the Wolves led 39-38 at the half.

Keuka College came out of the locker rooms fast, opening the second half on a 10-2 run. Another three-pointer by Cliff Stevens pushed the Keuka College lead to 10 points, 60-50 with 12 minutes left in the game. Bryn Athyn would cut the Wolves' advantage down with their pressing defense, but the Wolves would answer the Lions' run. Behind the long range shooting of Cliff Stevens, Keuka College would finish out the victory, defeating Bryn Athyn College 88-81.

KC Notes:

  • Keuka College levels the all-time series with Bryn Athyn College at two games apiece
  • The Wolves hit 13 threes in the game, tying them for second most in school history
  • The Wolves held a +17 advantage in rebounding
  • It was the first time a Keuka College player hit seven threes since Sam Brown did it in February 2016
  • Keuka shot 59.3% from the field, tying them for the fifth best shooting performance in school history

Up Next for Keuka College: The Green and Gold return to divisional play next weekend as they host SUNY Cobleskill on Saturday afternoon at the JMW Recreation and Athletics Center. Keuka College defeated the Fighting Tigers 63-60 earlier this season in Cobleskill.