Tuggles, Bandrowski Named Athletes of the Week
February 11, 2013
Senior Teddy Tuggles (Rochester, NY/Gates Chili) became just the 10th student-athlete in Keuka College men’s basketball history to surpass 1,000 career points, while junior Jessica Bandrowski (Center Moriches, NY/Center Moriches) averaged 15 points, 7.5 assists, 6 steals and 4.5 rebounds per game during a 2-0 week for Keuka’s women’s basketball team.
On Monday, Tuggles and Bandrowski were selected Keuka College’s Athletes of the Week.
The gym inside the Weed Physical Arts Center was packed as the Storm honored Tuggles and classmate Conor Boyer (East Rochester, NY/East Rochester), but the Storm were struggling for consistency during a back-and-forth first half.
With cardboard cutouts of their faces surrounding them in the gym, Tuggles, Boyer and the Storm held a slim 27-26 lead in the waning minutes of the first half. With one silky smooth jumper, Tuggles sent the Green and Gold faithful into a frenzy.
Tuggles swished a 15-foot jumper from the right wing as the first half expired to become just the 10th student-athlete at Keuka with 1,000 career points. That bucket gave the Storm a 29-26 halftime lead and Keuka improved its playoff chances with the win.
Leading 53-52, sophomore Jared Wagner (Pittsford, NY/McQuaid) knocked down a ‘3’ as the shot clock was winding down for a four-point lead. Tuggles made his last six free throws to clinch the win, which kept Keuka in sole possession of second place in the NEAC’s North Division.
With the victory, Keuka has double-digit wins in a season for the first time since the 2008-09 squad posted an 11-11 mark. That was also the last time the Storm finished a season with a .500 record.
To watch video of Tuggles scoring his 1,000th career point, watch the video below
On the road against SUNYIT, Tuggles added 14 points, 3 rebounds and 3 steals, but it wasn’t enough as the Green and Gold (10-12, 8-6 NEAC) suffered a 74-71 setback.
Trailing 28-26 late in the opening half, Tuggles hit a layup and Wagner made a ‘3’ for a 31-28 lead. Tuggles then got a steal and fed Wagner for a fast-break layup, and sophomore Trevor Healey (Wethersfield, CT/Wethersfield) made a jumper to put the Storm up 35-31 with 33 seconds left in the half, but IT answered with a ‘3’ and Keuka took a 35-34 halftime lead.
The game was a back-and-forth contest, but with the score tied at 66, IT made 7 of 8 free throws to pull away for the win.
For the season, Tuggles leads the Storm in points scored (298), assists (61), steals (26) and made free throws (105).
Bandrowski, a guard, nearly recorded a triple-double and finished with 12 points, 10 steals and 8 assists as Keuka defeated Cazenovia 62-51 Wednesday night. With the win, the Storm closed out the 2012-13 season with a perfect 11-0 record at home. The 10 steals were a career-high and were among the most by a Keuka student-athlete in the last 13 years.
On the road against rival SUNYIT, Bandrowski added 18 points, 7 assists, 4 rebounds and 2 steals as the Storm finished a season-sweep of IT with an 87-80 win Saturday afternoon to remain in first place in the NEAC’s North Division.
The Storm (18-2, 15-1 NEAC) closed out the game on an 8-0 run to win their 12th straight game. It was also the seventh straight win vs. IT, and ninth in the last 10 meetings.
Emily Alicea hit a jumper to put IT up 70-69 with 5:34 remaining before senior Mariah Mouzon (Elmira, NY/Elmira Free Academy) hit a jumper and Bandrowski drained a ‘3’ for a 74-70 lead. IT’s Lyndsey Brognano answered with a ‘3’ of her own to slice the Storm lead to one, but sophomore Erica Pendrak (Utica, NY/New York Mills) followed with a ‘3’ to restore the four-point lead.
That’s when IT’s Abbey Hanahan took over, scoring seven straight points to stake the Wildcats to an 80-79 lead with 2:02 remaining, but from there it was all Storm.
Tied at 80, Bandrowski intercepted a pass and converted the fast-break layup for an 82-80 lead. Following a steal by junior Danielle Gravel (Sidney, NY/Sidney), Bandrowski hit a pair of free throws for an 84-80 lead with 19 seconds remaining, and Keuka went 3-for-4 at the line to close out the win.
For the season, Bandrowski leads the Storm in scoring average (15.8 ppg.), assists (4.95 apg.) and steals (4 spg.).
She has reached double-figures in scoring 18 times in 20 games and ranks sixth in the NEAC in scoring, second in assists and third in steals per game.
The women’s basketball team travels to SUNY Geneseo for a 6 p.m. non-conference clash Tuesday night. Live stats are available at http://www.geneseo.edu/athletics/blue-knights-live, while a live streaming video feed can be watched at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/sunygeneseobasketball.
Both basketball squads then close out the regular season Saturday at Wells College. The women play at 1 p.m., the men at 3 p.m. Live stats are available from Wells by visiting http://livestats.prestosports.com/wells.