PURCHASE, N.Y. -- The Keuka College Women's Basketball fell on Sunday afternoon to Washington College, 63-55, in the consolation game of Manhattanville College's Battle of the Castle Tournament.
Keuka College (0-2) will next face St. Lawrence on Thursday, November 19 in their home opener. The Green and Gold will tipoff with the Saints at 7pm from the JMW Recreation and Athletics Complex.
Lauren Anten led Keuka with 18 points and 10 rebounds for the double-double. Katie Stuart had 13 points for Keuka and earned All-Tournament honors. Junior college transfer Sarah Janson had a team-high four assists and added eight rebounds for Keuka.
Keuka shot 41.5% from the floor, besting Washington's 36%. The Green and Gold also held the rebounding advantage, 39-25. However the Shorewomen took advantage of specialty shooting. They made 10 three pointers, compared to Keuka's three. Washington also made 17 free throws compared to Keuka's eight.
Keuka made their first two shots of the game for the early lead, but Washington went on a 9-0 run to take the lead back. The Shorewomen led 18-13 after the first quarter.
Lauren Anten helped spark a quick 6-0 run for Keuka to start the second quarter with a pair of baskets. After a three by Washington, Keuka went on another 6-0 run, capped by a Courtney Boyea three pointer to give Keuka a 25-21 lead. A late layup by Katie Stuart would give Keuka a 33-22 lead going into halftime.
Keuka opened the second half on a 9-2 run, holding Washington to just one basket over the opening eight minutes of play in the quarter. The Shorewomen drained three three pointers in a 1:15 span to take the lead back. Lauren Anten hit a three, however, with two seconds left to give Keuka a 45-43 lead after three. It was the third three pointer on the weekend by the freshman in the final five seconds of a quarter.
Washington pulled away in the fourth quarter. They only made one two point basket, but they hit a pair of three pointers and got 12 points from the free throw line. The Shorewomen outscored Keuka 20-10 in the final period on their way to the 63-55 victory.