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Roos Hit 17 3s Vs SLU; Bears Top Clarkson

CANTON The SUNY Canton men’s basketball team made an NCAA D-III era program record 17 three-pointers as they shot past visiting St. Lawrence University, 97-87, in a non-league contest on Tuesday afternoon in the Roos House.

The win is the first for the Roos v. St. Lawrence and the 17 three-pointers made for SUNY Canton as far as statistical archives are available, at least back prior to the 2008-09 season. The last time a SUNY Canton team approached Tueday’s mark was when the team hit 15 three-pointers January 26, 2018 v. Paul Smith’s.

St. Lawrence (0-3) jumped out to an early 21-15 lead seven minutes into the contest but the Roos rattled off an 11-0 run to take a 26-21 lead. SUNY Canton (4-3) continued to extend their advantage taking a 50-43 edge into intermission.The Roos shot lights out from three-point range in the opening half hitting 10-for-20 from deep.

Juztin Chambers-Phillips was 4-for-6, Brandon Averitt was 3-for-4 and Danny Santana was 3-for-7 from behind the arc. Canton hit 54 percent of its field goals (20-for-37) in the first half, while St. Lawrence also shot the ball well at 47 percent (18-for-38). The Saints were led by 10 first-half points each from Brandon Arnold and Luke Hicks.

SUNY Canton opened up a 20-point advantage at 75-55 with 10:13 left in the contest following a Chambers-Phillips three.The Saints battled back using a 28-11 run over the next seven minutes to get within three (86-83) with 3:02 to play.

The Roos made seven of their next nine free throws to increase the lead back to double digits and ice the game.Santana led all players with 28 points hitting six of his 15 three-pointers. Chambers-Phillips recorded 23 points knocking down 7-for-13 from behind the arch. Averitt hit three treys and Kahdean Bennett added the other make from distance.Andrew Fitch recorded a double-double with 14 points, 15 rebounds, four blocks and four assists. Joseph Werner joined his frontcourt teammate with a double-double on 10 points, 12 rebounds and six assists.Bennett also finished in double figures with 10 points, five assists and a team-best three steals and Averitt tallied nine points.

Canton finished the game shooting 49 percent from the field and 41.5 percent from three-point range. St. Lawrence had marks of 44 percent from the field and 33 percent from three. The Roos reserves outscored the Saint bench, 34-15.Arnold led five Saints in double figures with 18 points, while Hicks, Andrew Geschickter, Chris Jeffrey and Trent Adamson all had 15 points apiece. Ogdensburg's Cale Sargent added nine points.


POTSDAM, N.Y.-The SUNY Potsdam men's basketball team (4-1) defeated Clarkson University (2-3) 90-75 on Friday night. The victory gives the Bears a sweep of all three North Country rivals for the second year in a row. Senior captains Jayquan Thomas (Hollis, N.Y./Richmond Hill) and Danny Delsol-Lowry (Queens, N.Y./Queens High School of Teaching) led the Bears with 26 and 17 points, respectively. Freshman center Tyrese Baptiste (Brooklyn, N.Y./Eagle Academy II) scored 14 points and grabbed 16 boards for his third double-double in four games.

The Bears opened the contest on a 10-5 run over the first 2:52. Delsol-Lowry scored the first seven points and Thomas drained a 3-pointer to cap the run. Clarkson led 5-4 on a Matt Higgins three, but Delsol-Lowry countered with one of his own and Potsdam never trailed again. Roburt Welch got the Golden Knights within 14-12 with another shot from behind the arc, but Bears pulled away with a 15-6 run and led 31-18 at 9:56. Thomas provided seven of the points and junior forward Dante Viskovich (Massena, N.Y./Massena) and sophomore guard Isaiah Joseph (Harlem, N.Y/Izquierdo Health & Science Center) each hit threes. Potsdam continued to build its lead as the first half wound down. The Bears outscored Clarkson 24-21 the rest of the half. A three from freshman guard Brian Pod (Oceanside, N.Y./Oceanside) with 49 seconds left extended the lead to 18 at 55-37 and after a final Clarkson bucket, Potsdam took a 55-39 advantage into the break. The Bears hit six of their seven 3-point attempts in the first 20 minutes.

Potsdam continued to roll in the second half, with the Golden Knights never getting within 11 points of the lead. Thomas led the charge with 14 points in the final 20 minutes alone. Baptiste added six points to his total. Two free throws from junior guard Colby Simpson (Queens, N.Y./Queens High School of Teaching) gave the Bears their largest lead of the contest at 90-70 with 1:48 to go. Clarkson scored the final five points, but had to settle with the 90-75 defeat.

Potsdam edged the Golden Knights in shooting, 47-percent to 46, and in rebounds 38-37.

Viskovich and freshman guard Isaac Oduro Jr. (Jamaica, N.Y./Christ the King) each finished with seven points.

Chris Hulbert led Clarkson with 22 points. Swedberg finished with 15 points and eight rebounds and Higgins had 11 points and six boards. Ryan Miles-Ferguson also reached double digits with 10 points.

The Bears are now off until Friday, December 6 when they head to SUNY New Paltz for their SUNYAC opener.


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