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SLU First Year Players Excel In Hoop Losses

First-year Trent Adamson recorded his third double-double of the season, but the St. Lawrence University men's basketball team fell to Hobart 66-52 in Liberty League action on Friday night in Geneva, New York. Adamson shot 7-for-10 from the field and finished with a team-best 15 points and 11 rebounds for the Saints, while Chris Jeffrey finished with 14 points and seven rebounds and Luke Hicks added nine points and five rebounds. Ogdensburg's Cale Sargent addeed two points. After a back-and-forth battle and five lead changes the Saints pulled ahead by three on a layup from Adamson with 8:07 to play in the first half. St. Lawrence posted its largest lead of six points when Jeffrey went 2-for-2 from the line at the four-minute mark and managed a 28-26 lead at halftime. Hobart regained the lead on an early 3-pointer from Tucker Lescoe and the Statesmen extended their lead to double figures on another shot from the arc by Patrick Walker with 8:36 to play. The Statesmen improved their shooting from 29.4 percent in the first half to 57.6 in the second half and outscored the Saints 40-24 for the win. Lescoe led Hobart with 15 points, while Jackson Meshanic scored 12 and Edens Fleurizard grabbed a team-best 10 rebounds. St. Lawrence shot a combined 38.9 percent from the floor and Hobart finished shooting 41.7 percent. The Statesmen improved to 17-3 overall and 11-2 in conference play, while the Saints fell to 7-12 and 5-8, respectively. The Saints take on RIT in Rochester, tomorrow afternoon at 4 p.m.


First-year Olivia Barringer recorded a career-best 18 points, but the William Smith Herons outscored the St. Lawrence University women's basketball team 30-22 in the second half en route to a 55-52 win over the Saints on Friday night in Geneva, New York. Barringer shot 9-for-10 from the field and added seven rebounds and two blocks for the Saints, while Katie Frederick finished with 12 points, seven rebounds, two blocks and two steals. Olivia Middleton rounded out the top three scorers with eight points and assisted on six plays for the Saints. The Saints managed a slight lead over the Herons through the first two quarters, leading 30-25 at the break. The Herons took their first lead of second half on a 3-pointer from Stella Davis with 4:26 to play in the third. The Saints regained the lead on two technical free throws from McCann and held a 46-44 advantage on a last second layup from Frederick heading into the final 10 minutes of play. Annaliese Schreder opened the fourth quarter with a 3-pointer to give William Smith a one-point advantage. After four lead changes, Davis landed another shot from the arc, putting the Herons up 54-52 with 1:43 to play and Stavriana Dimitrakopoulou went 1-for-2 from the line for the final point and the win. Olivia Parisi shot 8-for-13 from the field and led the Herons with 18 points, while Dimitrakopoulou finished with 16 points and a team-high nine rebounds. St. Lawrence shot 41.1 percent from the floor, to the Herons' 30.9 percent, but William Smith managed to hold the Saints scoreless from the arc. The Saints remain tied for first in the league standings, but fell to 14-6 on the season and 10-3 in Liberty League play, while the Herons improved to 12-8 and 8-5. The Saints will face RIT in Rochester tomorrow afternoon at 2 p.m.


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