Feb. 21: The St. Lawrence University women's basketball senior class combined for 51 points, 17 rebounds and 10 assists on ‘Senior Day' to help guide the Saints to a 79-72 overtime victory over visiting Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Burkman Gymnasium Saturday afternoon.
The Saints improve to 17-7 and a 10-4 conference mark to close out the regular season, while Rensselaer falls to 18-6 and 10-4 against Liberty League opponents.
With the win, St. Lawrence secures themselves as the second seed in the Liberty League Tournament, where they will face the No. 3 Red Hawks in one of two semifinal matchups next Friday. Union won the Liberty League regular season and will host the tournament, and faces fourth seed Skidmore College in the other semifinal game.
Senior Katie Palmer (Bourne, MA/Falmouth Academy) led the offense and the game with 28 points off 7-of-12 shooting from the field and 86.7 percent shooting from the line (13-for-15) and grabbed 10 boards for her third double-double of the season, while senior captain Lauren Sischo (Rodman, NY/South Jefferson) recorded 13 points. Classmate Jenna Krzemien (Springville, NY/Springville) also reached double-digits, adding 10 points to St. Lawrence's efforts. Rookie Casey Capello (Hanover, MA/Archbishop Williams) also contributed 11 points and five boards.
Palmer's 10 rebounds was enough for her to surpass the 500 career rebound mark, as she now stands at 503 in her four seasons at St. Lawrence.