Wolves Downed by Fighting Tigers 86-56

James Barnes (10) scored 21 to lead Keuka College on Saturday -- Photo by Ed Webber
James Barnes (10) scored 21 to lead Keuka College on Saturday -- Photo by Ed Webber

KEUKA PARK, N.Y. — The Keuka College Men's Basketball team lost to SUNY Cobleskill at home 86-56 in a North Eastern Athletic Conference game at the JMW Recreation and Athletics Center.

James Barnes led Keuka College (3-13, 2-7 NEAC) with 21 points and seven rebounds. Matthew Ciezki added eight for the Green and Gold.

SUNY Cobleskill 86 at Keuka College 56

The two teams traded baskets early in the first half. After his career-best performance on Wednesday, Alex Medellin hit a three to give the Wolves a 9-8 lead five minutes into the contest. That sparked a 9-0 run for the Wolves as Keuka extended their lead. Nolan Ivey setup James Barnes under the basket midway through the half for a layup as the Wolves extended the lead to double-digits. The Fighting Tigers kept the game within reach and regained the lead with a minute left in the half. SUNY Cobleskill led 32-29 at the half.

SUNY Cobleskill came out fast in the second, scoring the first nine of the frame before Barnes made a put-back layup for the Wolves. A pair of quick threes by the Fighting Tigers pushed the Cobleskill advantage into double figures. Keuka called a timeout to break the momentum with 13:53 left in the half as SUNY Cobleskill opened the second on a 19-2 run. In the ensuing possession, Nana Oteng hit a three as the Wolves fought to stay in the game. Every time the Wolves attempted to make a run, the Fighting Tigers would answer with transition baskets to extend their lead. SUNY Cobleskill would go onto the 86-56 victory.

KC Notes:

  • Keuka College is now 13-11 all-time against SUNY Cobleskill after the Fighting Tigers swept the season series
  • James Barnes surpassed 20 points for the fourth consecutive game
  • The Fighting Tigers got out and ran, but the difference was made from three. SUNY Cobleskill outscored Keuka College 42-12 from beyond the arc

Up Next for Keuka College: The Wolves are on the road on Wednesday as Keuka College travels to Cazenovia College. The Wildcats upended the Wolves 87-80 earlier in January in Keuka Park.