Slow Start Sinks Women’s Basketball

Senior Amanda Kubitz snared 10 rebounds and added four points, but women's basketball fell to Wentworth Institute of Technology 60-49 Sunday (photo courtesy of Ed Webber, Keuka College Sports Information Department).
Senior Amanda Kubitz snared 10 rebounds and added four points, but women's basketball fell to Wentworth Institute of Technology 60-49 Sunday (photo courtesy of Ed Webber, Keuka College Sports Information Department).

Sophomore Katie Stuart (Tupper Lake, N.Y./Tupper Lake) recorded her second straight double-double, but the Keuka College women's basketball fell to Wentworth Institute of Technology 60-49 Sunday in the consolation game of the Emerson Tip-Off Tournament in Boston, Mass.

Stuart scored 13 points with 12 rebounds, and senior Brittany Hadley (Jasper, N.Y./Jasper-Troupsburg) added 14 points with seven rebounds, but Keuka (0-2) trailed 27-15 at halftime and shot only 22.7 percent (15 of 66) against the Leopards (1-1) in the third-place game.

Senior Amanda Kubitz (Spencerport, N.Y./E.J. Wilson) added 10 rebounds, including six offensive boards, with four points, while sophomore Samantha Blum (Niskayuna, N.Y./Colonie) snared a career-high 10 rebounds to go with four points for the Green and Gold.

Wentworth led from start to finish, scoring the game's first 11 points and leading 17-3 with 8:34 remaining in the first half.

Keuka trailed 27-15 at halftime, and 37-18 with 14:28 remaining. The Wolfpack then went on a 20-11 run to pull within 48-38 on a layup from Hadley with 5:57 left in the half.

Stuart scored five straight points and pulled Keuka within 52-43 on a layup with 3:10 remaining, but Wentworth made six of eight free throws to clinch the win.

Keuka outrebounded Wentworth 50-30.

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.