SLU's Frederick Posts Double-Double In Loss
Junior Katie Frederick recorded a double-double with 12 points and 12 rebounds, but Colby-Sawyer outscored the St. Lawrence University women's basketball team 20-15 in the fourth quarter to lift the Chargers to a 63-58 win in the Colby-Sawyer tournament championship game on Saturday afternoon in New London, New Hampshire.
Frederick shot 5-for-7 from the floor and tallied one block for the Saints, while Olivia Middleton and Nicole Jeffrey each added 11 points and Annabella Pugliese finished with 10 points and seven rebounds. Middleton, Pugliese and Erin Kumler each grabbed ones steal and Middleton led the team with five assists.
After a slow start, the Chargers Sydney Noyes hit a jumper with 14 seconds left to give Colby-Sawyer a 13-11 lead after ten minutes of play.
The Chargers held a slight advantage through the majority of the second quarter, but a 3-pointer from Ava McCann brought the Saints within one. The Chargers were able to maintain their edge to lead 31-27 at halftime.
After two ties, the Saints took a 38-37 lead on a jumper from Middleton and extended their lead to 41-37 on a 6-0 run. The Chargers rebounded to tie the game 43-43 heading into the final frame.
Colby-Sawyer went up 56-50 with 2:56 to play, but a jumper from Frederick and 3-pointer from Jeffrey brought the Saints back within once again, but a jumper and four good free throws sealed the win for the Chargers.
"Disappointing game today," said head coach Dan Roiger. "We did not execute well defensively and didn't finish plays on offense. In a one or two possession games, missing those opportunities always comes back to haunt you. We had numerous chances to get stops, but didn't box out and it led to second chance points. On offense we have to put the ball in the basket with more consistency. We are getting good looks, both inside and out, but not making enough of them."
Tianna Sugars powered the chargers to the win with a team-best 28 points and 18 rebounds, shooting 9-for-21 from the floor and 10-for-10 from the line. Lexie Hamilton recorded 10 points and added seven rebounds, while Lia Raynowska grabbed two steals and Hamilton added six assists.
The Saints combined to shoot 38.6 percent from the floor and held the Chargers to 31.5 percent.
St. Lawrence fell to 1-2 overall, while Colby-Sawyer improved to 3-0 on the season.
The Saints will travel to Plattsburgh State for a non-conference game against the Cardinals on Tuesday, November 19 at 5:30 p.m.