Women’s Hoops Ends Season with a Victory

Photo by Ed Webber
Photo by Ed Webber

KEUKA PARK, N.Y. – The Keuka College Women's Basketball team finished the 2015-16 season with a 49-37 victory over SUNY Cobleskill at the JMW Recreation and Athletics Center.

The Green and Gold finished with an 8-16 overall record. They went 7-11 in the North Eastern Athletic Conference.

Katie Stuart led Keuka with 20 points. She also recorded eight rebounds in the victory. Megan Cheasman scored seven for Keuka and Samantha Blum had five steals and seven rebounds.

The two teams struggled to shoot early on. Keuka got the first basket four minutes in on a jumper by Mackenzie Cole. The Green and Gold held the Fighting Tigers scoreless for over eight minutes in the quarter. Katie Stuart made a late jumper to give Keuka a 6-3 lead after the first.

SUNY Cobleskill briefly took the lead in the opening minute of the second, but Cole had the answer with a pair of baskets on back-to-back possessions. Keuka went on a late 7-0, which included five points from Courtney Boyea to increase the margin to nine points, 25-16. Keuka held a 27-21 advantage at halftime.

Keuka remained in control in the third but were never able to put the game away. Even though they held Cobleskill to 1-12 from the field, the Fighting Tigers got to the free throw line, where they went 7-8 to stay in the game. Keuka held a 35-30 lead going into the final quarter.

Halfway through the fourth, Cobleskill knocked down a three pointer to draw the margin to three points, 38-35. Keuka responded and held the Fighting Tigers scoreless for the next four minutes. During that time, the Green and Gold went on an 11-0 run to secure the game. The Fighting Tigers snapped the drought with 12 seconds left to play, but it was not enough as Keuka would win the game 49-37.