Bandrowski, Wagner Named Athletes of the Week
January 28, 2013
Junior Jessica Bandrowski (Center Moriches, NY/Center Moriches) averaged 24.3 points per game to lead Keuka College’s women’s basketball team to an undefeated 3-0 week, while sophomore Jared Wagner (Pittsford, NY/McQuaid) continued his hot-shooting and averaged 14.3 points per game as the Storm men picked up three wins.
On Monday, Bandrowski and Wagner were selected Keuka College’s Athletes of the Week.
In addition to scoring 73 points, Bandrowski averaged 7 rebounds, 4.7 assists and 4.3 steals over three wins as Keuka (13-2, 10-1 North Eastern Athletic Conference) remained in first place in the NEAC North with three big conference wins.
Bandrowski, a second-team All-NEAC guard last year, scored 27 points on 10 of 17 shooting, including hitting 6 of 10 three-pointers, during Wednesday’s 90-70 road win over Cazenovia College. She added 8 rebounds with 6 steals and 4 assists in the win.
Facing rival SUNYIT, Bandrowski had her best game of the season as the Storm defeated the Wildcats for the sixth straight time, and ninth time in the last 10 meetings.
Bandrowski scored a career-high 34 points to go with 8 rebounds, 6 steals and 4 assists as the Storm earned a thrilling 102-98 overtime win over SUNYIT. Keuka snapped SUNYIT’s six-game conference winning streak while scoring the most points in a game since a 101-35 win over Practical Bible during the 1993-94 season.
Leading 97-95 in OT, Bandrowski hit a pair of free throws and added a steal and a fast-break layup for a 101-95 lead with 22 seconds remaining. Following a SUNYIT ‘3’, Bandrowski went 1-for-2 at the free-throw line for a four-point lead, and SUNYIT missed a three-pointer to seal the win.
On Sunday, Bandrowski scored 12 points with 6 assists and 5 rebounds during a 72-56 win over Cobleskill as Keuka improved to 8-0 at home while picking up its seventh straight NEAC win.
For the season, Bandrowski leads Keuka in scoring (16.6 ppg.), assists (69) and steals (56), while shooting 44 percent from the field and 35.2 percent on three-pointers. She has scored in double-figures in 14 of 15 games and is fourth in the NEAC in scoring, third in assists per game (4.6) and third in steals per game (3.7).
Wagner scored 43 points with 17 rebounds, 10 assists and 5 steals as Keuka swept Cazenovia, SUNYIT and SUNY Cobleskill. With the win over Cobleskill, the Storm (9-9, 7-3 NEAC) remained in second place in the NEAC North.
It’s also the first time the Green and Gold have had a .500 record since Jan. 9, 2010, when Keuka was 4-4. The Storm haven’t been above .500 since a 4-3 record following a win over Morrisville State on Dec. 9, 2009.
Wagner scored nine points with a season-high eight rebounds during Wednesday night’s 82-68 road win over Cazenovia College, but he was just getting warmed up for the weekend’s two conference clashes.
At home against SUNYIT, Wagner scored 15 points on 4 of 6 shooting, including hitting 3 of 4 shots from three-point range.
The Storm trailed 36-29 late in the first half, but went on a 20-11 run bridging the two halves to take a 49-47 lead after Wagner knocked down a wide-open ‘3’ five minutes into the second.
Neither school led by more than two points until sophomore Trevor Healey (Wethersfield, CT/Wethersfield) made a layup and freshman Vinney Zambito (Elba, NY/Batavia Notre Dame) buried a ‘3’ for a 57-53 lead with 6:22 remaining. That caused SUNYIT to call timeout, and Kaleel Johnson pulled the Wildcats within 57-56 on a three-point play with 5:44 remaining.
After Zambito snared an offensive rebound, Wagner knocked down another ‘3’ and Zambito followed with his second ‘3’ of the half to give Keuka a 63-56 lead with 3:43 left. The Storm hit their final five free throws to clinch the win.
Against Cobleskill, Wagner set a career-high with 19 points while shooting 7 of 11, including connecting on 5 of 8 three-point attempts.
Wagner also handed out a career-high seven assists with five rebounds in an 89-78 win over Cobleskill as the Storm completed the season sweep while scoring their most points in a game this year.
Wagner scored 14 points in the first half, making 4 of 5 three-point attempts as Keuka took a 36-25 halftime lead en route to its third straight win.
On the year, Wagner is averaging 10.2 points per game with 4.2 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 1.4 steals per game. He leads the NEAC in three-point shooting percentage (52 percent), having made 39 of 75 attempts, including four games with at least four ‘3s’.
Keuka travels to Morrisville State for a NEAC doubleheader Wednesday night. The women play at 5 p.m., followed by the men at 7 p.m.
Both teams return home this weekend. The women host Wilson College at 1 p.m. Saturday, and both the women and men play Penn State-Abington Sunday afternoon, with the women tipping off at 1 p.m., followed by the men at 3 p.m.
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