Keuka College Downed at Home to Wells

James Barnes (10) recorded a double-double for the Wolves -- Photo by Brooke Overton
James Barnes (10) recorded a double-double for the Wolves -- Photo by Brooke Overton

KEUKA PARK, N.Y. — The Keuka College Men's Basketball team lost at home to Wells College 61-53 in a North Eastern Athletic Conference game on Wednesday night.

Trevor Powell led Keuka College (9-13, 6-9 NEAC) with 21 points. Sophomore James Barnes added a double-double with 17 points and 12 rebounds in the loss.

Wells College 61 at Keuka College 53

Both teams struggled shooting the ball early before settling into the game. It would be until the 12-minute mark that either team broke double-figures as James Barnes converted a three-point play to give the Wolves an 11-7 lead. That was a part of a 7-0 run for Keuka College that game the Wolves a six-point lead, 13-7, their largest of the evening. Wells College responded with 11 unanswered points to take the lead back. The Express knocked down a three with five seconds left in the first to take a 29-19 lead into halftime.

Keuka College's first field goal of the second half came five minutes in, however the Wolves used good defense and free throw shooting to keep the game within reach. The duration of the second half was Keuka fighting to stay in the game. The Wolves were able to shrink the margin to six at 46-40 with 7:27 left to play, but Wells answered with a pair of threes to push the lead back to double digits. The margin would get back down to six in the final minute, but that would be as close as the Wolves would make it as they fell on Wednesday 61-53 to Wells College.

KC Notes:

  • The Wolves fall to 6-17 all-time against Wells College and are 2-9 on their home floor against the Express
  • The difference in the game was found beyond the arc. Wells College hit 10 threes in the game while Keuka only knocked down one
  • It was the fourth double-double of the season for James Barnes and fifth of his career
  • Trevor Powell moved into 11th place on the Keuka College career scoring list
  • Powell also surpassed 200 season rebounds and 600 career rebounds on Wednesday

Up Next for Keuka College: The Wolves will close the regular season on Saturday with their annual Parents' and Senior Day. There will be a pregame ceremony on Saturday prior to Keuka College's 3pm game against Morrisville State.