Keuka Women’s Basketball falls at Morrisville State

Staff Writer
The Chronicle Express

MORRISVILLE — The Keuka College Women’s Basketball team lost to Morrisville State 69-56 in a North Eastern Athletic Conference game on Tuesday night.

Keuka College (9-12, 5-9 NEAC) was led by Meaghan McGwin (Rochester) with 15 points. Riley Record (Palmyra) added 12 and Sydney Bloom (Penn Yan) scored 11 points in the loss.

Morrisville State 69 vs. Keuka College 56

Keuka College scored first in a tight opening quarter. A pair of threes flipped the lead to Morrisville, as the Mustangs led 10-6 four minutes in. Kaitlin Snipas (Mountain Top, Pa.) hit a three for the Wolves. Later, a basket by Sam Laranjo (Averill Park) tied the game at 11-11. A late three-point play by Morrisville State would give the Mustangs a 16-15 lead after one.

The Mustangs opened the second on a 6-2 run over the first two minutes to force the Wolves to use a timeout. Two more threes by Morrisville State extended their lead to 28-17 midway through the second quarter. However, Keuka College would out-score the Mustangs 10-2 over the final five minutes. Sam Laranjo found Sydney Bloom on an inbounds play with .9 seconds left on the clock. Bloom beat the buzzer with a layup. At the half, Keuka worked the Mustang lead down to three, 30-27.

Morrisville State opened the second half with an 8-0 run to push their lead to double-digits. Riley Record snapped the run with a three, but the Mustangs answered right back with a three of her own to make it 41-30. After making four threes in the first half, Morrisville State made six of eight from deep in the third. The Mustangs outscored the Wolves 25-12 in the frame and led 55-39 after three.

Keuka College opened the fourth on a 7-2 run, including making the first five of the frame, as the Wolves narrowed the gap. Kaitlin Snipas found Riley Record for a corner three to make it a 10-point game at 59-49 with five minutes left. Sydney Bloom would hit a corner three of her own to cut the lead to seven, but that would be as close as the Wolves got it on Tuesday. Morrisville State continued onto the 69-56 victory.

KC Notes:

· Keuka College is now 15-9 all-time against Morrisville State

· Riley Record set a new career-high with eight assists for the Wolves

· Sam Laranjo finished with four steals, six assists, and eight rebounds. The senior now has 197 steals in her career, passing Tessa Pozzi for fifth all-time

· Meaghan McGwin added six rebounds to her team-high in points. The freshman now has 100 rebounds in her rookie year

Up Next for Keuka College: It will come down to the final weekend as Keuka College attempts so secure a berth into the North Eastern Athletic Conference Tournament. The Wolves will host Penn College on Friday night. Keuka will then welcome Penn St.-Berks to the JMW Recreation and Athletics Center on Saturday. It will be Keuka’s Parents’ and Senior Day with a special pre-game ceremony.