Women’s Basketball Falls in Overtime

Photo by Ed Webber
Photo by Ed Webber

MORRISTOWN, N.J. – The Keuka College Women's Basketball lost in overtime to the College of St. Elizabeth 51-48 on Saturday afternoon.

Keuka College (5-15, 4-10 NEAC) remains on the road on Sunday as they take on Penn College in a North Eastern Athletic Conference matchup.

Abby Hess led Keuka for the second straight game with 12 points. Also in double figures was Courtney Boyea with 10 points. Samantha Blum had a team-high 12 rebounds for Keuka.

St. Elizabeth netted the opening basket of the game, but Keuka would hold control for most of the quarter. A jumper by Katie Stuart with 2:30 left in the quarter gave the Green and Gold an 11-7 lead. Keuka was ahead 11-10 following the first quarter.

Keuka College opened the second on an 11-0 run. They held St. Elizabeth scoreless for the first six minutes of the quarter. The Eagles kept the game in hand by having a quick 8-0 run of their own. Abby Hess stopped the run, and Keuka remained ahead 24-19 at halftime.

The Eagles closed the lead to 28-25, but the Green and Gold went on a run. Abby Hess made a layup and Courtney Boyea followed that up with a three pointer. Hess added three more points from the free throw line as Keuka scored the final eight points of the quarter and led 36-25 following thirty minutes of play.

Lauren Anten kept the run going with a basket to start the fourth quarter, but it was answered by the Eagles. Hess gave Keuka their 13 point lead back with 8:20 left to play. The Eagles went on a run of their own. They closed the game on an 18-5 run, including a three pointer with nine seconds left to play to tie the game and force overtime.

Both teams were held off the board for the first four minutes of overtime. St. Elizabeth broke the seal with 56 seconds left by hitting a three pointer. Lauren Anten quickly responded 13 seconds later with a three of her own. The Eagles took the lead back with a layup. The Green and Gold missed on their possession and St. Elizabeth made a free throw in the closing seconds to defeat Keuka 51-48.