Big Second Quarter Propels Women’s Basketball to Victory

Brooke Overton (20) finished with 3 assists and 3 steals for the Wolves -- Photo by Ed Webber
Brooke Overton (20) finished with 3 assists and 3 steals for the Wolves -- Photo by Ed Webber

KEUKA PARK, N.Y. — The Keuka College overcame a 13-point deficit in the second quarter to lead at the half and continue onto a 56-54 North Eastern Athletic Conference victory over SUNY Cobleskill.

Keuka College (8-8, 4-5) was led by Sydney Bloom with 13 points, tying her career-high. Meaghan McGwin added 12 points and a team-best seven rebounds in the win.

Keuka College 56 vs. SUNY Cobleskill 54

The Fighting Tigers opened quickly against the Wolves as SUNY Cobleskill opened on a 7-0 run. A three by Kaitlin Snipas cut the deficit in half, 9-6. However, the Fighting Tigers answered with seven straight to lead 16-6 after the first.

The Wolves battled to stay in the game in the second. Killian Mahoney and Amelia Poole hit back-to-back threes. On the following possession, Lexi Appleby made a layup to cut it to 25-22. Two free throws by Poole cut the margin to one.

Brooke Overton helped spark the offense in the second half. The senior assisted on an opening basket by Meaghan McGwin and a three by Sydney Bloom. Bloom hit a second three on the next possession as the Wolves opened up a 38-29 lead. Keuka College would carry a 46-38 lead into the fourth.

Killian Mahoney hit a three for the Wolves to push the lead back to 10 points in the opening minutes, but the Fighting Tigers would narrow the margin late in the half. In a four-point game, Brooke Overton found Sydney Bloom rolling to the basket to push the lead back to six, 53-47. SUNY Cobleskill did not go away. A three-point play for the Fighting Tigers narrowed the lead to two, 53-51 with 31.4 left. Cobleskill fouled and Riley Record hit both free throws. With six seconds left, SUNY Cobleskill hit a three to cut the lead to one. The Wolves went 1-2 from the line, but caused a Cobleskill turnover in the final seconds as the Wolves defeated the Fighting Tigers 56-54.

KC Notes:

  • Keuka College remains a perfect 13-0 against SUNY Cobleskill on David M. Sweet Court. The Wolves are 19-6 all-time against the Fighting Tigers
  • Saturday marked the 250th North Eastern Athletic Conference game in program history. Keuka has gone 185-65 in those NEAC games for a .740 winning percentage
  • The 13-point comeback was the largest this season for the Wolves and tied for the sixth largest in the last 15 seasons
  • Brooke Overton had another strong game for the Green and Gold, finishing with four rebounds, three assists, and three steals
  • Amelia Poole scored a season-high nine points for the Wolves
  • Head Coach Gary Broadhurst earned his 48th career victory, passing Katie Marcella for fifth on the Keuka College wins list

Up Next for Keuka College: Keuka College will continue their second lap of the NEAC North Division this week with a pair of road games. The Wolves will start the week on Wednesday playing at Cazenovia College. The week will then conclude next weekend with a road game at Wells College.