Women’s Basketball Falls to Emerson

Senior Brittany Hadley scored a career-high 23 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for her first double-double, but the Keuka College women's basketball team fell to Emerson 74-53 Saturday afternoon (photo courtesy of Ed Webber, Keuka College Sports Information department).
Senior Brittany Hadley scored a career-high 23 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for her first double-double, but the Keuka College women's basketball team fell to Emerson 74-53 Saturday afternoon (photo courtesy of Ed Webber, Keuka College Sports Information department).

Senior Brittany Hadley (Jasper, N.Y./Jasper-Troupsburg) and sophomore Katie Stuart (Tupper Lake, N.Y./Tupper Lake) each recorded double-doubles, but the Keuka College women's basketball fell to Emerson (Mass.) College 74-53 Saturday in the Emerson Tip-Off Tournament in Boston, Mass.

Hadley scored a career-high 23 points and snared 10 rebounds for her first career double-double, while Stuart added 10 points with 11 rebounds in the debut for first-year head coach Sarah Gaffney.

Junior Mackenzie Cole (Ogdensburg, N.Y./Ogdensburg Free) added 9 points with 4 rebounds and 3 assists, and senior Amanda Kubitz (Spencerport, N.Y./E.J. Wilson) recorded 7 rebounds with 4 assists and 2 points in the loss for the Wolfpack (0-1).

Hadley shot 56.3 percent (9 of 16) from the floor, while Cole scored all nine of her points at the free throw line, converting on 90 percent of her attempts (9 of 10) against the Lions (1-0).

Emerson was led by Emily Cameron (13 points, three assists), Eastin Ashby (11 points, six assists), Janissa Delzo (11 points), and Sierra Ducey (nine rebounds, six points).

Keuka enjoyed a 42-33 edge rebounding, but shot 29.8 percent from the floor (17 of 57), while Emerson shot 44.6 percent from the floor (25 of 56) and made 55.6 percent of its '3s' (10 of 18).

The Wolfpack trailed 5-0 before Hadley hit a jumper 3:34 into the first half. But Emerson answered with an 18-2 run over the next 4:24 to take a 23-4 lead with 12:02 remaining in the first.

Keuka went into halftime trailing 41-21, but after a jumper and a layup from Hadley, the Green and Gold trailed 52-41 with 9:29 remaining in the second, as Keuka opened the half on a 20-11 run.

Hadley scored eight points, Cole added six points and freshman Meqala MacDonald (Scotia, N.Y./Scotia-Glenville) added four points during the run.

Stuart buried a '3' to trim the deficit to 58-46 with 7:43 remaining, but Emerson closed the game on a 16-7 run to advance into the championship.

Keuka will face the loser of St. Catherine and Wentworth Institute of Technology at 1 p.m. Sunday in the consolation game.

Following the Emerson Tip-Off Tournament, the Green and Gold will travel to Alfred University for a 6 p.m. non-conference clash Friday night, before traveling to RIT for a 6 p.m. non-conference clash Nov. 24.