Albertus Magnus Outscores Saints 86-61
First-year Trent Adamson scored 18 points and Chris Jeffrey grabbed 14 rebounds, but the St. Lawrence University men's basketball team fell to Albertus Magnus, who received points in the latest D3hoops.com top-25 poll, 86-61, on Saturday afternoon in New Haven, Connecticut.
Adamson shot 6-for-8 from the floor and recorded seven rebounds, four blocks and one steal for the Saints. Jeffrey and first-year Miles Davis recorded nine points each, while Davis and Brandon Arnold each tallied two steals. Ogdensburg's Cael Sargent added six points
The Falcons took an early lead and never looked back, powering to a 45-25 lead by halftime.
The Saints improved their shooting to 41.9 percent in the second half, shooting 13-for-31 from the floor, but Albertus Magnus maintained at least a 20-point advantage throughout the second half and outscored the Saints 41-36 for the win.
Marquan Watson went 6-for-8 from the floor to lead the Falcons with 15 points, while Terry Dawkins and Jahmerikah Green-You each scored 11. Justice Washington grabbed a team-best nine rebounds, while Andrew Rice, Davon Warner and Keithantonio Davis each tallied three steals.
The Falcons shot 42.1 percent from the floor, to the Saints' 35.5 percent.
The Saints recorded 15 second-chance points and 10 points off turnovers, while the Falcons finished with 22 second-chance points and 53 points off the bench.
Albertus Magnus improved to 8-1 on the season, while the Saints fell to 1-7.
The Saints will return to action at Elmira on Monday, January 6. Tip off against the Soaring Eagles is set for 7 p.m.
LADY SAINTS DOWN ROOS
Junior Katie Frederick nearly recorded a triple-double with 21 points, 15 rebounds and seven blocks, to lead the St. Lawrence University women's basketball team to an 80-29 win over SUNY Canton, closing out the fall semester, on Saturday afternoon at Burkman Gymnasium.
Frederick, who shot 10-for-14 from the floor and tallied her fourth double-double of the season, recorded a season-high in points and rebounds and finished with a career-best seven blocks, while adding six assists and one steal. Ava McCann finished with 15 points for the Saints, while Annabella Pugliese and Olivia Barringer each added 12. Pugliese recorded her first double-double on the season with 11 rebounds. Barringer and Nicole Jeffrey each grabbed seven rebounds, while Jeffrey recorded six assists and Olivia Middleton tallied three steals.
"I really liked the way we moved the ball today," said head coach Dan Roiger. "We worked hard in practice on looking through our options in zone offense and we did a great job of going through our progressions in the first half. Our assist total was very high and our posts did an excellent job of passing to one another and to our guards who then made shots."
With a strong start out of the gate, the Saints outscored the Roos 27-5 in the first 10 minutes of play and shot 9-for-17 from the floor and 5-for-9 from the arc in the second quarter to take a 52-12 lead at halftime.
The Saints continued to increase their lead, outscoring SUNY Canton 15-2 in the third frame. The Roos managed to outscore the Saints 15-13 in the fourth quarter, but were unable to overcome the deficit.
Autumn Watkins led SUNY Canton with six points, while Jeanna Manning grabbed six rebounds. Watkins finished with five rebounds, while Autumn Kunes added five points for the Roos.
"We had a great December," Roiger added. "Three conference games on the road and then SUNY-Canton at home and we finished the month 3-1. More importantly, we really started playing some good basketball on both ends of the floor. Break will be good for us as we get rest and get some players healthy, and then I'm anxious to get started again after Christmas."
The Saints combined to shoot 45.3 percent from the floor.
St. Lawrence improved to 5-4 on the season, while SUNY Canton fell to 0-10.
The Saints will return to action on the road, facing Elmira on Monday, January 6 at 5 p.m.