Women's Basketball Tripped up by RIT

Sophomore Chinyere Ukwu snared eight rebounds and added four points, but the Keuka College women's basketball team fell to RIT Monday night (photo courtesy of Ed Webber, Keuka College Sports Information department).
Sophomore Chinyere Ukwu snared eight rebounds and added four points, but the Keuka College women's basketball team fell to RIT Monday night (photo courtesy of Ed Webber, Keuka College Sports Information department).

The Keuka College women's basketball team traveled to Rochester Institute of Technology for a non-conference clash Monday night, and the Wolfpack suffered a 62-38 setback inside the Clark Gymnasium in Henrietta, N.Y.

Sophomore Katie Stuart (Tupper Lake, N.Y./Tupper Lake) led the way for the Wolfpack (0-4) with 9 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 blocks.

Senior Brittany Hadley (Jasper, N.Y./Jasper-Troupsburg) added six points with six rebounds, while sophomore Chinyere Ukwu (Roosevelt, N.Y./St. Dominic) had eight rebounds and four points for Keuka, which saw nine different student-athletes score against the Tigers (3-1).

RIT recorded a season-high 26 steals and capitalized to score 23 points off of Keuka turnovers.

Junior Meghan Ideman (Moravia, N.Y./Moravia) scored four points, as did freshmen Shiyandra Goins (Rochester, N.Y./Wilson) and Meqala MacDonald (Scotia, N.Y./Scotia-Glenville).

Senior Amanda Kubitz (Spencerport, N.Y./E.J. Wilson) hit a layup and MacDonald added a layup as the Green and Gold took a 4-2 lead 1:37 into the contest.

Trailing 5-4, senior Erica Pendrak (New Hartford, N.Y./New York Mills) knocked down a jumper for a 6-5 lead, the last time the Wolfpack would hold the lead against the Tigers.

RIT responded with a 22-2 spurt to seize control as the Tigers held the Wolfpack to one field goal during a stretch of 11:01 in the first half.

Keuka trailed 36-15 at halftime, as RIT shot 37.5 percent from the floor (15 of 40). The Tigers tacked on the first 11 points of the second half en route to their second straight win.

The Wolfpack held a 48-41 edge in rebounding, including collecting 17 offensive rebounds.

Keuka is off until Dec. 6, when SUNY Cobleskill comes to campus for a 1 p.m. clash in both the home opener and the North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) opener.