Women’s Basketball Falls at Wells College

Abby Hess (42) scored 12 points for Keuka College on Wednesday at Wells
Abby Hess (42) scored 12 points for Keuka College on Wednesday at Wells

AURORA, N.Y. – The Keuka College Women's Basketball team fell on Wednesday to North Eastern Athletic Conference foe Wells College by the score of 56-53.

Keuka College (9-8, 6-6 NEAC) return home this weekend as they host Morrisville State College on Saturday and Cazenovia College on Sunday.

A trio of Wolves scored in double-figures on Wednesday. Keuka was led by sophomore Lauren Anten with 14 points. Katie Stuart and Abby Hess each added 12 points in the loss. Keuka was led in rebounding by Sarah Tyler with nine. Katie Stuart also added eight rebounds for the Wolves.

The Wolves got out to a fast start on Wednesday at Wells College. They took an early lead over Wells, but the Express responded, leading 15-8 with two minutes left in the first. Keuka College scored eight unanswered points to rally back and lead the game 16-15 after the first quarter.

Wells College took the lead over the Wolves early in the second quarter. Keuka responded to tie the game at 23-23. A pair of baskets by Anten gave the Wolves a four-point lead, 27-23. The margin would remain four as Keuka College led 29-25 at halftime.

The Express scored six straight to start the second half, taking the lead. A three by Katie Stuart momentarily gave the Wolves the lead, but Wells took it right back. Wells scored seven unanswered. Sam Laranjo  and Abby Hess made baskets at the end of the third, but Keuka College would go into the final quarter trailing 43-41.

Keuka was able to tie the game at 43-43, but Wells responded to take the lead. The Wolves would keep the game close, but the Express went 7-7 from the free throw line in the quarter to preserve the 56-53 victory over Keuka College.