CANTON, N.Y. – The Keuka College Women's Basketball lost to SUNY Canton 61-59 on Wednesday evening.
Keuka College (3-12, 2-7 NEAC) will return to North Eastern Athletic Conference action this Saturday as they travel to Morrisville State College to face the Mustangs.
On the back of a pair of three pointers, SUNY Canton got out to and early 8-4 lead over Keuka. The Green and Gold came back and took the lead following a three pointer by Lauren Anten. The Roos countered and went on a 6-0 run over the final minute of the quarter. Katie Stuart made a driving layup with five seconds left, but SUNY Canton led 16-14 after the first.
SUNY Canton grew their lead in the second quarter. They outscored Keuka 13-5 over the first six minutes of the quarter. The Green and Gold attempted to cut into the lead, but ever basket was answered by the Roos. Mackenzie Cole hit a three and Stuart had another layup in the final seconds as Keuka closed the half on a 5-0 run. SUNY Canton held a 39-29 lead at the break.
Keuka would crack Canton's lead down to single-digits in the third quarter, but the Roos continued to have a response to push it back to double-digits. With 3:25 left, Abby Hess made a layup and the following free throw. Two more free throws by Hess and the score was 48-43. The freshman's five points were part of a 7-0 that narrowed the margin. Following a jumper by Canton, Stuart made her third layup in the final seconds to make it 50-47 in favor of SUNY Canton following three quarters of play.
The Green and Gold opened in the final quarter with a 4-0 to take their first lead since the first quarter. The Roos responed with a 4-0 run of their own to take the lead back. With 4:28 left to play, Samantha Blum made a running layup to tie the game at 57-57. Two minutes later, Megan Cheasman gave Keuka a 59-57 lead on a put-back layup. The Roos would tie the game and take a two point lead into the final minute of play. Keuka would have the ball but could not get the game-tying shot to fall as they would lose to SUNY Canton 61-59.