Continentals Down Saints, 56-53
Jan. 29: Eliza Howe
gave Hamilton a one-point lead after a jumper with 58 seconds left and the
Continentals held the lead for a 56-53 win over the St. Lawrence University
women's basketball team in a Liberty League game at Margaret Bundy Scott Field
House on Saturday.
The Saints drop to 13-4 (4-3 Liberty League) while the Continentals earned their first conference victory (1-6) and are 6-8 on the season.
St. Lawrence was led by first-year Kelly Legg's team-high 16 points and a game-high 12 rebounds. Junior Katherine Edgerton dropped in 10 points with two 3-pointers. First-year Hannah Wilson and junior Iris Santoni both handed out four assists for the Saints. Sophomore Erica Spera posted eight rebounds and added seven points.
With 4:50 left in the second half, Hamilton tied the game 50-50. The Saints took the lead by two with 3:32 left with a jumper by Santoni, but Hamilton's Harlem made a layup to tie the game again. The Saints turned the ball over with less than 2:03 to go, but a foul at 1:12 by Olszewski returned the ball to the St. Lawrence. Legg made one of two free throws for the Saints to pull away by one. Olszewski grabbed the rebound off the missed foul shot and the Continentals responded with a jumper by Howe to take the lead at the 58 second mark.
The Continentals held St. Lawrence scoreless for the final 58 seconds. Edgerton attempted a 3-pointer with 44 seconds left, but Harlem picked up the rebound. A turnover by Hamilton gave the Saints the opportunity to score, but Santoni was blocked by Goidell on a jumper with only four seconds left. Olsweski added to Hamilton's lead with two foul shots in the final three seconds.
The Saints will be back in action on February 4th as they look to avenge an early season loss to league opponent Vassar College. Tip-off is scheduled for 6:00 pm in the Burkman Gymnasium.