Women’s Basketball Falls to SUNY Poly 67-54

Katie Stuart (14) tied her career-high for Keuka with 24 points, but the Wolves lost to SUNY Poly on Saturday -- Photo by Ed Webber
Katie Stuart (14) tied her career-high for Keuka with 24 points, but the Wolves lost to SUNY Poly on Saturday -- Photo by Ed Webber

KEUKA PARK, N.Y. – The Keuka College Women's Basketball lost to SUNY Poly at home on Saturday by the score of 67-54 in a North Eastern Athletic Conference contest.

Keuka College (4-5, 2-4 NEAC) concludes the weekend at home on Sunday as they host SUNY Cobleskill at the JMW Recreation and Athletics Center at 1pm.

Senior Katie Stuart tied her career-high with 24 points. Also in double-figures for the Wolves was Lauren Anten. The sophomore added 15 in the loss. Freshman guard Sam Laranjo facilitated the offense for Keuka with eight assists on the afternoon.

The Wolves came out firing against the Wildcats and jumped out to an early 8-0 lead. SUNY Poly responded with a 12-0 run in two minutes of action to take the lead back. The Wolves had a run of their own. Keuka College outscored SUNY Poly 13-2 over the final 2:31 of the quarter. Katie Stuart made a layup as the buzzer sounded and the Wolves led 21-14 after one.

Keuka College quickly pushed the lead to double-digits as Britta Berguson knocked down a three and Lauren Anten followed that with a jumper. The Wolves maintained that margin for most of the quarter. A couple late baskets by the Wildcats drew the lead down to seven, 35-28, as the two teams went to the locker rooms for halftime.

SUNY Poly took control of the game in the third quarter. They opened on a 10-0 run, taking the lead. After a Keuka basket, SUNY Poly went on an 8-0 run. Overall, they outscored Keuka 23-4 in the third and led 51-39 going to the final quarter.

Keuka opened the third on an 8-0 to draw the margin back to four points, 51-47. However following a timeout, the Wildcats had a seven point spurt to reestablish an 11-point lead. That would be as close as Keuka College would make it as they fell to SUNY Poly 67-54 on Saturday.