Women’s Hoops Falls to Naz
November 17, 2012
Junior Jessica Bandrowski (Center Moriches, NY/Center Moriches) scored 17 points with 4 steals, 3 rebounds and 3 assists, but the Keuka College women’s basketball team dropped its season opener against Nazareth College, 58-55 Saturday afternoon.
Junior Casey Chamberlain (Perry, NY/Perry) added 12 rebounds, 4 assists, 3 points and 2 blocks while classmate Danielle Gravel (Sidney, NY/Sidney) added 13 points for Keuka (0-1), which jumped out to a 23-14 first half lead after a layup from senior Mariah Mouzon (Elmira, NY/Elmira Free Academy).
Junior Taylor Szwec (Candor, NY/Candor) added 8 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists while Mouzon added nine points and seven rebounds for Keuka, which enjoyed a 42-32 edge in rebounding.
Szwec, Gravel and Bandrowski all made layups and Bandrowski drilled a ‘3’ as Keuka stormed out to a 9-0 lead during the first three minutes. The Green and Gold held the lead for the first 30 minutes, taking a 25-19 edge into halftime that grew to 37-25 on a Mouzon layup four minutes into the second.
The Golden Flyers used three ‘3s’ as part of a 15-3 spurt to knot the score at 40 with 10:35 remaining in the contest. Trailing 42-40, Gravel drained a jumper to re-tie the score before Nazareth hit back-to-back three-pointers to claim a 48-42 lead with 5:49 remaining.
Chamberlain knocked down a ‘3’ and Gravel hit a pair of free throws as Keuka clawed within 53-50. On the next Storm possession, Gravel hit a jumper, was fouled and converted the three-point play to tie the score at 53 with 1:16 remaining.
Nazareth’s Lindsey Kelly (21 points) answered with her own three-point play before Gravel hit another jumper to pull Keuka within 56-55. A Kelly layup made the deficit three, and Gravel missed a contested ‘3’ late as Keuka fell in the second of two Onnie’s Classic games Saturday inside the Kidera Gymnasium.
The Storm concludes play at the Onnie’s Classic with a 3 p.m. game against The College at Brockport on Sunday. The tournament will raise money for Golisano Children’s Hospital in Rochester, specifically the Onnie Wells Child Life Activity Room in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit.
With the money not spent on overnight accommodations for the tournament, Dr. Jorge L. Díaz-Herrera, Keuka’s president, handed over a $400 donation to Golisano Children’s Hospital, as part of Keuka’s contribution to the cause.
Keuka returns to the Weed Physical Arts Center for three straight home games, Nov. 20 through Dec. 5. The Storm faces the University of Pitt-Bradford in their home opener, 6 p.m. on Nov. 20 before taking on Hilbert College at 6 p.m., Nov. 26.