The Keene State College Women’s Basketball team picked up another late season road win on Feb. 13.
After a 67-54 road win against in-state rival Plymouth State University on Feb. 10, the Owls took their talents on the road to Danbury, Connecticut, and defeated Western Connecticut State University 69-61. The win was a special one for Owls Head Coach Keith Boucher, who is in his twenty-eighth season. Boucher picked up his four hundredth career victory.
According to keeneowls.com, Keene State got off to a fast start against Western Connecticut as they opened up the game with a 16-2 lead and led 18-9 after the first quarter.
The Colonials were able to cut the lead in the second quarter to 21-18, but the Owls responded and had a 28-21 lead at halftime.
About four minutes into the third quarter the Colonials were able to tie the game up at 33-33. In the fourth quarter, Western Connecticut was able to take the lead for the first time thanks to a 12-6 run.
The Owls were able to fight back and tie the game at 61-61 and did look back from there. Senior Ryanne Williams put the Owls up for good with a basket with 2:16 left to make it 63-61.
Keene State was led by senior Kelsey Cognetta in the contest, who finished with a career high 27 points. Both teams in the contest shot over 38 percent from the field. However, the Owls had a huge advantage in the rebounding margin grabbing 44-25. Williams led rebounders for KSC with ten rebounds.
Jancy Sherwood led Colonials scorers with 14 points.
Keene State will control their own destiny in attempting to claim their first ever Little East Conference Regular Season Title. If the Owls win out their final two games they will be the number one seed for the first time in program history.
Keene State’s next home game will be in the postseason. The Owls will open up the tournament at home on Feb. 23, in a quarterfinal matchup.
The time and opponent are still to be determined. For updated information fans can check keeneowls.com.
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