Keuka's winning streak snapped
Keuka College's men's basketball team saw its four-game conference winning streak snapped on Sunday as the Storm fell 98-62 at first-place Penn State-Harrisburg Sunday afternoon in Middletown, PA.
Freshman Coty Paige (Rochester, NY/Greece Arcadia) scored a team-leading 16 points to go with four rebounds and classmate Jared Wagner (Pittsford, NY/McQuaid) added a career-high 11 points for the Storm (4-9, 4-2 North Eastern Athletic Conference), which entered the game riding high on a four-game win streak in the NEAC.
Despite making 46.4 percent of its first-half shots (13-for-28), Keuka still trailed 47-31 entering the second half. Penn State-Harrisburg (12-3, 5-0 NEAC) jumped out to leads of 9-1 and 16-3, and Keuka couldn't draw any closer than 12 points over the remainder of the half. Paige connected on 7 of 12 shots (58.3 percent) from the field in the loss.
Wagner scored nine of his points in the second half, including drilling a pair of three-pointers, but a 9-0 Harrisburg run to open the second half finished off the Storm. Junior Teddy Tuggles (Rochester, NY/Gates Chili) finished with nine points and 11 rebounds while classmate Conor Boyer (East Rochester, NY/East Rochester) added eight points and eight rebounds and senior Brian Cunliffe (Rochester, NY/Gates Chili) chipped in with eight assists for Keuka, which shot 26-for-65 (40 percent) from the floor.
Harrisburg put five players in double-figures, led by Steve Jones, who scored 24 points and grabed eight rebounds before fouling out.
The Storm returns to action at 5 p.m. Wednesday with a conference road game against Wells College.