Women’s Hoops Outlasts Caz as Gravel Sets ‘3’ Record

Senior Danielle Gravel scored 17 points and became the Keuka College career leader in made '3s' during Wednesday night's 60-52 win over Cazenovia College (photo courtesy of Taylor Smith, Keuka College Sports Information Department).
Senior Danielle Gravel scored 17 points and became the Keuka College career leader in made '3s' during Wednesday night's 60-52 win over Cazenovia College (photo courtesy of Taylor Smith, Keuka College Sports Information Department).

Senior Casey Chamberlain (Perry, NY/Perry) scored five straight points to snap a tie game as the Keuka College women's basketball team outlasted Cazenovia College 60-52 Wednesday night inside the Weed Physical Arts Center.

Senior Danielle Gravel (Sidney, NY/Sidney) scored 17 points with 8 rebounds and 3 steals, and the two-time, first-team All-North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) guard became Keuka's all-time leader in made '3s' when she swished a '3' from the corner with 14:20 remaining in the first half.

Gravel, who finished 4 of 11 on '3s', now has 177 made '3s' in her career, surpassing Brittany Schrock's (2007-11) previous mark of 174.

Senior Taylor Szwec (Candor, NY/Candor) added 12 points with 14 rebounds and 6 assists for her second double-double of the year. She pulled down seven offensive rebounds as the Storm (12-8, 11-4 NEAC) grabbed 20 offensive rebounds and outrebounded Cazenovia (7-17, 7-8) 61-50.

Sophomore Mackenzie Cole (Ogdensburg, NY/Ogdensburg) added seven points and junior Brittany Hadley (Jasper, NY/Jasper-Troupsburg) scored six points for Keuka, which remained one and a half games back of Wells College (17-6, 12-2) for first place in the NEAC North.

Chamberlain scored all six of her points in the second half, and added seven rebounds while junior Erica Pendrak (New Hartford, NY/New York Mills) scored all six of her points in the opening minutes of the second half as Keuka outscored Cazenovia 9-2 to take a 38-26 lead.

Cazenovia responded with a 19-7 run as Kimberly Vrigian knocked down a '3' to tie the score at 45 with 7:51 remaining.

Trailing 47-45, Szwec knocked down a '3' to give the Storm the lead, and after Mary Salo (six points, 14 rebounds) hit a layup to put Cazenovia back on top, Cole knocked down a 15-foot jumper to tie the score at 51 with 4:15 remaining.

Following a turnover, Chamberlain hit a layup and a '3' to put Keuka ahead 56-51. Megan Plahanski hit a free throw to slice the Storm's lead to 56-52, but Szwec and Gravel each hit a pair of free throws to clinch the win for the Storm.

Keuka travels to Wells for an important NEAC clash at 3 p.m. Saturday afternoon in the regular season finale.