PURCHASE, N.Y. -- The Keuka College Women's Basketball team dropped their season opener to host Manhattanville College by the score of 74-57 at the Battle of the Castle Tournament.
Keuka (0-1) will face Washington College in the consolation game on Sunday at 12pm.
Manhattanville scored the opening six points of the game until Stuart netted the first two points of the season for Keuka on a pair of free throws. Courtney Boyea hit a three pointer to give Keuka a 10-9 lead by the Valiants took the ball right back. They led for the rest of the quarter until Lauren Anten hit a three as time expired to give the Green and Gold an 18-17 lead.
Keuka and Manhattanville each shot 44% in the second quarter, but Manhattanville forced seven Keuka turnovers in the quarter and turned those into points as they won the quarter 20-10 and carried a 38-27 lead into halftime.
Keuka continued to fight in the third. A layup by Stuart got the margin back to 10 points, 43-33, but the home team grew their lead to as many as 16 in the quarter. Lauren Anten once again hit a late three pointer, this time with four seconds left in the quarter, but Manhattanville led after three, 54-41.
The Valiants forced 11 Keuka turnovers in the fourth quarter. Overall, they scored 37 points off turnovers on their way to the 74-57 victory over Keuka College.
The Green and Gold outshot Manhattanville, shooting 41.5% from the field. However the Valiants held the advantage in points off turnovers, 37-11, and second chance points, 24-13.