CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. – Keuka College's Katie Stuart scored her 1,000th career point on Saturday as the Keuka College Women's Basketball team defeated Wilson College 68-47.
Keuka College (11-9, 8-7 NEAC) will play their final road game of the regular season on Sunday as they travel to Washington DC to face Gallaudet University.
Stuart reached the 1,000 point plateau with 50 seconds left in the first quarter from the free throw line. She became the 13th player in program history to score 1,000 points in her career. Katie Stuart led the Wolves with 14 points in the game. She also added 12 rebounds for her second consecutive double-double. Stuart moves into 11th all-time in scoring with 1,013 career points.
Joining Stuart as high-scorers in the game were sophomores Abby Hess and Lauren Anten. Hess had a season-high 13 points and Anten added 11 in the win. Helping Stuart on the glass was a pair of freshman. Alexa Brown and Tiffany Binion each contributed seven rebounds off the bench for Keuka.
Wilson College got out to a fast start against Keuka College. Following an Anten three to open the game, the Phoenix scored 10 unanswered points to build a lead. Wilson led 16-9 after the first quarter.
Keuka College attacked the lead of Wilson in the second quarter. A run of nine straight points in just two minutes started with a layup by Niki Templeton. Abby Hess drained a pair of free throws and Katie Stuart had a steal and a basket to tie the game at 20-20. Sam Laranjo ended the run with a three to give the Wolves the lead. The Green and Gold carried a 28-24 lead into halftime.
The Wolves put the game away in the third quarter. Behind Lauren Anten going 4-5 from the field, Keuka College scored 25 points in the frame. The Wolves shot 58.8% from the floor. Keuka College played excellent defense. Keuka did not allow a Wilson field goal in the quarter and limited the Phoenix to just five attempts. This was due to six steals and overall 10 Wilson turnovers in the third quarter. The Phoenix scored six points from the charity stripe, but Keuka led 53-30 following 30 minutes of action.
The good defensive play continued for Keuka College. Wilson did not score their first field goal until 4:23 left in the game. Overall, Keuka held the Phoenix without a field goal for 18:24. Wilson netted some late baskets and would outscore Keuka College 17-15 in the fourth quarter, but Keuka would take the North Eastern Athletic Conference game 68-47 on Saturday.