Ithaca Rides Sharp-Shooting In Hoop Win Over SLU
Luke Hicks scored a team-best 21 points, grabbed seven rebounds and recorded three steals, but the St. Lawrence University men's basketball team fell to Ithaca 98-71 in Liberty League action on Saturday afternoon in Ithaca, New York. Hicks shot 5-for-9 from 3-point range, while first-year Andrew Geschickter added 16 points and Brandon Arnold scored 12. Trent Adamson grabbed a team-high eight rebounds, while Arnold assisted on five plays for the Saints.
Ogdensburg's Cael Sargent added eight points. Ithaca secured an early lead on a 3-pointer from Riley Thompson, but the Saints were able to hold the Bombers within a single digit margin throughout the majority of the first half. The Saints brought the game within four multiple times, but weren't able to come any closer and trailed 46-40 at halftime. The Bombers posted an 8-3 run to bring their lead back to double digits and increased their lead to 21 points on a 3-pointer from Sebastian Elderete with 9:30 remaining in the second half. Ithaca closed the game on a 9-2 run featuring back-to-back-to-back 3-pointers from Thompson (2) and Lucas Joshi. Thompson led the Bombers with 36 points, shooting 10-for-19 from the arc, while Sebastian Alderete went 10-for-16 from the floor for 22 points and grabbed a team-best eight rebounds. Sklar Sinon, Potsdam's Jake Mitchell and Bryan Karl also tallied double-digits for Ithaca. Mitchell enjoyed a perfect 4-4 shooting night with three coming from 3-point range scoring 11 points and also produced five rebounds, six assists and three steals. Ithaca combined to shoot 52.0 percent from the field and 47.5 percent from the arc, while the Saints shot 41.5 and 32.1, respectively. The Saints fell to 8-14 on the season and 6-10 in conference play, while the Bombers improved to 18-5 and 13-3. St. Lawrence will wrap up the regular season at home hosting Union and Rensselaer on February 21 and 22, respectively.