Keuka College Falls in Final Minute to Alfred State

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KEUKA PARK, N.Y. — The Keuka College Men's Basketball team lost on Thursday to the visiting Alfred State Pioneers 75-74 in a non-conference matchup at the JMW Recreation and Athletics Center.

Keuka College (5-6, 3-1 NEAC) was lead senior Cliff Stevens (Ballston Spa, N.Y. / Ballston Spa) who had 13 points and seven rebounds. Trevor Powell (Manassas, Va. / Osbourn) had all 12 of his points in the second half and he was followed by Sam Brown (Syracuse, N.Y. / West Genesee) with 11 points on Thursday.

Alfred State 75 at Keuka College 74

It was a back and forth first half between Keuka and Alfred State. Both teams shot the ball evenly as the Wolves shot 41.4% from the field and the Pioneers shot 44.4%. Both teams struggled at the free throw line as the Wolves were 3-7 and the Pioneers made only a pair in six attempts. Cliff Stevens lead the way for the Wolves with 6 points at the half. Keuka College finished the half strong as Dylan Doupe (Phoenix, N.Y. / John C. Birdlebough) got an offensive rebound and put it back as time expired to give Keuka a 33-27 lead over Alfred State at the half.

Keuka College came out strong in the second half as they extended their halftime lead to 40 -31 with 16:18 left in the half. The Wolves were able to maintain the lead for the majority of second half behind Trevor Powell's 12 second-half points but the Pioneers did not go away. Alfred State fought back and cut the lead to 3 with 1:59 remaining and eventually tied the game with 1:19 left. The Pioneers made a layup with 22 seconds left to take a 75-74 lead over Keuka College. The Wolves had their attempt in the final seconds blocked as they would fall to Alfred State on Thursday.

KC Notes:

  • The Pioneers have now won two straight games against Keuka College, but the Wolves still lead the all-time series 4-2
  • Alfred State controlled the paint against Keuka College. The Pioneers had a +17 rebounding advantage over the Wolves and outscored Keuka 48-24 in the paint
  • Ryder Mansfield (Charlotte, N.C. / Charlotte United) scored 10 points for Keuka College as the Wolves had four players in double figures.

Up Next for Keuka College: The game against the Pioneers was the final non-conference game of the season for Keuka College. The Wolves will host Morrisville State in a North Eastern Athletic Conference matchup on Wednesday, January 10 at the JMW Recreation and Athletics Center at 6pm.