Healey’s Monster Game Not Enough for Men’s Hoops
January 13, 2013
Sophomore Trevor Healey (Wethersfield, CT/Wethersfield) scored a career-high 27 points while shooting 80 percent from the floor, but it wasn’t enough as the Keuka College men’s basketball team suffered an 80-72 home setback vs. Penn State-Harrisburg Sunday afternoon inside the Weed Physical Arts Center.
Healey connected on 12 of his 15 field goal attempts while also snaring 10 rebounds for his second straight double-double, and third of the season.
Freshman Casey Williams (Syracuse, NY/Jamesville-DeWitt) added 13 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists while senior Teddy Tuggles (Rochester, NY/Gates Chili) added 11 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 steals for the Storm (6-8, 4-2 North Eastern Athletic Conference).
Keuka suffered the loss despite shooting 48.1 percent (25-for-52) from the field and despite a 42-28 rebounding edge.
Healey made a layup 17 seconds in for a 2-0 lead, and after a back-and-forth first six minutes, Tuggles put the Storm up 12-9 on his only three-pointer of the game.
Williams made a pair of free throws while Tuggles and sophomore Tyler Hixson (Shortsville, NY/Red Jacket) each had lay-ins as Keuka used a 6-0 run to take an 18-11 lead. But the Nittany Lions (7-9, 4-1) went on a 16-3 spurt to lead 27-21 with seven minutes left in the opening half.
A three-point play from sophomore Jared Wagner (Pittsford, NY/McQuaid) knotted the score at 29-all and senior Conor Boyer (East Rochester, NY/East Rochester) added a layup, but the Nittany Lions took a 34-31 lead into halftime.
Wagner sliced the deficit to 34-33 on a jumper 14 seconds into the second, but Harrisburg went on 9-2 run to lead 43-35.
Trailing 50-42, Healey converted a three-point play and both Healey and Boyer made lay-ins to trim the deficit to 50-49 with 12:44 remaining.
Harrisburg led by no more than five points until the final two minutes of the contest, when the Nittany Lions went on an 8-0 run to seize control for good, 77-66. Thristan Lundy led Harrisburg with 18 points while Jordan Gatchell added 15 points for the Nittany Lions.
The Storm host Wells College at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, the last of three straight home games.