W. Basketball: Owls Edged by RPI, 66-62

'TROY, N.Y. 1/4/06 - The Keene State College women's basketball team saw its record dip to 7-4 with a 66-62 non-conference loss to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) at Robison Gym Wednesday night in Troy, N.Y. 



The Owls have dropped four of their last five games, while the Red Hawks (5-3) post their second straight victory.



Trailing 37-30 at the break, KSC cut the deficit to one (43-42) on a jumper by Sarah Begoche (Millville, Mass.) at the 14:54 mark, but would get no closer. 



Begnoche tallied a career-high 29 points and 16 rebounds to lead the Owls.  The junior forward shot 12-for-18 from the field in the game.  Senior forward Stacey Morse (Lebanon, NH) added 13 points and seven rebounds for Keene State.



Three players reached double figures for the Red Hawks. Kristi Baranowski (Liverpool, N.Y.) had 16 points on 8-of-11 shooting and 11 rebounds in 27 minutes, while junior Destany Eagles (Conway, SC) added 15 points and freshman guard Whitney Coleman (Etiwanda, CA) finished with 11 points.



Keene State is back in action on Saturday when it hosts UMass-Boston at 1pm. RPI returns to the court on Sunday afternoon when it hosts Middlebury in a non-conference matchup at 2pm at Robison Gym.