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Vassar's Fast Start Downs SLU In Men's Hoops

CANTON - Four members of the St. Lawrence University men's basketball team tallied double digits, but the Saints fell to Vassar, 77-61, in conference action on Saturday afternoon in Burkman Gymnasium. Luke Hicks led the Saints with 20 points, while Andrew Geschickter and Brandon Arnold each added 11 and Trent Adamson finished with 10. Adamson led the Scarlet and Brown with six rebounds, while Hicks and Arnold each recorded two steals.

Ogdensburg's Cale Sargent scored five points and passed out three assists. The Brewers took an early lead out of the gate and managed a 10-point spread over the Saints in the first seven minutes of play. A layup from Jack Rothenberg gave the Brewers a 16-point lead with 9:57 to play in the first. An 8-0 run from the Saints brought them back within single digits before the break, but the Brewers held onto a 36-29 lead over St. Lawrence. A jumper from Andrew Geschickter brought the score within one (36-35) and the Saints were able to keep Vassar within close range, but unable to take the lead away from the Brewers. Zach Bromfeld shot 2-for-2 from the line and five points from Rothenbergh increased the Brewers lead back to double figures with 10:51 to play. Vassar outscored the Saints 41-32 in the second half for the win. Zach Bromfeld shot 10-for-14 from the floor and led Vassar with 24 points, while Rothenberg scored 21 and Zach Johnson posted a double-double with 11 points and a team-best 13 rebounds. The Brewers shot 47.0 percent from the field, to the Saints' 44.8 percent. The Saints fell to 7-11 overall and 5-7 in Liberty League play, while Vassar improved to 8-11 and 4-8. St. Lawrence will hit the road to take on Hobart and RIT next weekend.

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