Dec. 5: Senior forward Katie Palmer posted a season-high 27 points in just 25 minutes of play to help the St. Lawrence University women's basketball team cruise to a 59-45 win over Maine Maritime Friday night at the Ed Hockenbury Classic, hosted by Norwich University in Northfield, VT.
With the win, St. Lawrence improves to a winning 3-2 record, while the Mariners fall to 1-4 in the season.
Palmer (Bourne, MA/Falmouth Academy) was 9-of-13 from the floor and canned 5-of-7 from three-point range in her offensive efforts, while also shooting 4-for-5 from the line. The senior also added a team high eight rebounds and three steals.
Seven other Saints added to the score, as rookie Casey Capello (Hanover, MA/Archbishop Williams) tallied nine points off the bench and also added three steals, while senior captain Lauren Sischo (Rodman, NY/South Jefferson) continued to be critical in the Scarlet and Brown's offensive end, earning six assists while also recording seven points.
The Saints got out to their quickest lead this season after Palmer banked a shot from inside the paint and followed with two back-to-back threes, while Sischo capped it off with a hook off the glass to leave the Mariners scoreless and St. Lawrence up 10-0 with just 3:03 expired off the clock.
While St. Lawrence never relinquished the lead, a flurry of missed shots in the middle of the period allowed the Mariners to creep up as they scored eight points to the Saints' two to get within four with 7:10 remaining in the first.