Second Half Surge Propels Men’s Hoops
January 12, 2013
The Keuka College men’s basketball team scored only 19 first-half points during Saturday’s North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) game with Gallaudet University, but it took the Storm only five minutes of the second half to equal that total.
Keuka connected on its first seven three-pointers of the half as sophomore Jared Wagner (Pittsford, NY/McQuaid) made three consecutive ‘3s’ while senior Teddy Tuggles (Rochester, NY/Gates Chili) and sophomore Adam Starks (Wellsville, NY/Andover) each knocked down a pair of ‘3s’ during a 32-12 run to open the second half.
Keuka (6-7, 4-1 NEAC) defeated Gallaudet (7-9, 3-3) 64-46 inside the Weed Physical Arts Center.
Tuggles scored 21 points with 4 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 steals, Wagner scored all 12 of his points on second-half ‘3s’ and sophomore Trevor Healey (Wethersfield, CT/Wethersfield) matched his season-high with 17 points to spark the Storm.
Healey notched his second double-double of the year with 10 rebounds and also had four assists while Starks scored eight of his 10 points after halftime for the Green and Gold.
Keuka led 19-15 after Healey converted a three-point play with 5:24 remaining in the first half before the Bison closed out the half on a 9-0 run.
Trailing 24-19 at intermission, Tuggles hit a ‘3’ and Wagner made back-to-back ‘3s’ for a 28-24 lead just 1:38 into the second.
Wagner and Tuggles each made ‘3s’, but Jocus Houston also made a triple to keep the Bison within 34-31 with 16:34 remaining.
Starks’ first of two three-pointers started the Storm on an 11-0 run, and his final ‘3’ put the Green and Gold up 51-36 with 11:30 left and capped a 32-12 run. Gallaudet never pulled closer than 12 points the rest of the game.
Layton Seeber scored 16 points while Orion Palmer snared 15 rebounds for the Bison.
The Storm host Penn State-Harrisburg at 3 p.m. on Sunday, the second of three straight home games.