Wolves Ground Soaring Eagles on Hardwood

Riley Record (23) led the Wolves with 19 points on Tuesday
Riley Record (23) led the Wolves with 19 points on Tuesday

ELMIRA, N.Y. — The Keuka College Women's Basketball team defeated Elmira College 64-49 on the road on Tuesday night in a non-conference matchup.

Keuka College (4-2) was led by Riley Record with 19 points. Sam Laranjo and Killian Mahoney each added 11 in the win.

Keuka College 64 at Elmira College 49

The Wolves and Soaring Eagles opened with a back and forth first quarter that included six lead changes. The Green and Gold created separation with six straight points and led 15-13 after the first quarter.

After Elmira tied the game at 15-15, Riley Record quickly gave the Wolves the lead again with a three. Elmira answered with a three, but Record gave the Green and Gold the lead again with a layup. Keuka College outscored Elmira 11-7 in a low-scoring second quarter to lead 26-20 at the half.

Keuka College netted six straight over a minute span in the third quarter to push their lead to 10-points, 34-24. Elmira snapped the run with a three, but on the next possession, Killian Mahoney hit a three of her own to reestablish the double-digit margin. The Soaring Eagles cut into the lead, but Keuka remained ahead 41-34 going to the final quarter.

The Green and Gold put the game away in the fourth quarter. Keuka College shot 70% from the floor, including 4-5 from deep and 5-6 from the free throw line. The Wolves locked down the defense as well, holding Elmira to 35.3% as Keuka outscored Elmira 23-15 in the fourth on their way to the 64-49 victory.

KC Notes:

  • Keuka College is now 17-18 all-time against Elmira College having won the last two meetings
  • The Wolves are now 8-9 at Elmira College, however they snapped a six-game losing streak on the Soaring Eagles' home floor. It was the first win for Keuka College at Elmira since the 1991-92 season
  • Tuesday was the first time this season that Keuka had three players scoring in double figures
  • Killian Mahoney had a perfect night for the Wolves. She went 3-3 from the floor with each attempt coming from three. She also drained both of her free throws
  • Arianna DeNault led Keuka with six assists, giving the senior 200 in her career
  • Sam Laranjo added a team-high eight rebounds as the senior guard surpassed 300 rebounds for her career

Up Next for Keuka College: The Wolves will return home this Saturday for their final game before winter break. Keuka College will open North Eastern Athletic Conference play with Penn St.-Abington on David M. Sweet Court. Tipoff between the Wolves and Nittany Lions is set for 3pm.