MARCY, N.Y. — The Keuka College Women’s Basketball team lost a North Eastern Athletic Conference game on Saturday at SUNY Poly 65-46.
Keuka College (7-7, 3-4 NEAC) was led by Sam Laranjo (Averill Park, N.Y. / Averill Park) with 13 points.
SUNY Poly 65 vs. Keuka College 46
In a low-scoring first quarter, both teams shot below 20% from the floor. The opening 10 minutes ended with SUNY Poly leading 8-7.
The Wildcats opened the second quarter on a 12-0 run that spanned nearly six minutes. Sam Laranjo hit a three with 4:14 left in the frame to snap the Keuka drought. Minutes later, Sydney Bloom (Penn Yan, N.Y. / Penn Yan Academy) also drained a three, but those would be the only six points of the frame for the Wolves. SUNY Poly outscored Keuka 21-6 in the quarter and led 29-13 at the half.
Keuka College shot the best in the third quarter. The Green and Gold went 41.7% from the field and hit a pair of threes. Laranjo paced the Wolves with six in the quarter. However, SUNY Poly kept their distance from the Wolves as the Wildcats shot 50% from the floor and went 3-4 from deep to carry a 49-29 lead into the fourth quarter.
The hosts would see the game out. A majority of the scoring for Keuka in the fourth came from the free throw line as the Wolves went 9-11 from the stripe. Both Meaghan McGwin (Rochester, N.Y. / Hilton) and Brooke Overton (Brookline, Mass. / Brookline) went a perfect 4-4 from the line for the Wolves. Keuka would outscore SUNY Poly 17-16 in the fourth, but the Wildcats would defeat the Wolves 65-46.
· Keuka College is now 19-13 all-time against SUNY Poly, but are 7-12 in North Eastern Athletic Conference games
· The Wolves shot 26.5% from the floor, their lowest shooting percentage since a loss at St. John Fisher College in January 2018
· Sam Laranjo tied with Riley Record (Palmyra, N.Y. / Palmyra-Macedon) for the team-lead with seven rebounds
· Laranjo, who ranks third in program history in assists, was held without an assist for just the second time in her career. A 69-game streak of having an assist, dating back to her freshman season was snapped on Saturday
· McGwin was perfect from the free throw line on Saturday, going 6-6, a career-best
Up Next for Keuka College: The Green and Gold will look to rebound on their home floor on Wednesday as Keuka College hosts Morrisville State. The Wolves and the Mustangs will square off in a North Eastern Athletic Conference North Division game at 8pm on David M. Sweet Court.