Nov. 23: The St. Lawrence University women's basketball team defeated Pine Manor College 73-34 in the consolation game of the second annual Amherst College Invitational Tournament Sunday afternoon in Amherst, MA.
The Saints split the weekend and improve to 1-1 on the year, while the Gators fall to 0-2.
Senior Jenna Krzemien (Springville, NY/Springville) continued to be one of the Saints' toughest offensive weapons in the opening weekend of their 2008-09 campaign, as she had a game high 13 points, including a nine point first half, nine rebounds and seven steals to earn All-Tournament honors.
Also scoring in the double digits included junior Brittany Parham (Fort Drum, NY/Indian River) and rookie Elizabeth Dwyer (Beverly, MA/Beverly), who posted 10 and 11 points, respectively. First years Iris Santoni (Florence, MA/Northampton) and Nyasha Miller (Mt. Kisco, NY/Taft School) also posted impressive numbers, as Santoni tallied a team high 5 assists and Miller grabbed seven boards.
The Scarlet and Brown took an early lead after Parham scored six points in the opening six minutes to help the Saints to a 14-4 lead with 14:08 to play in the game. Midway through the half, St. Lawrence earned a double digit lead after sophomore Abby Stanton (Avon, NY/Avon Central) made a pair of free throws to give the Saints a 19-8 edge. Pine Manor responded with a three from the left wing by Angeline Capre, keeping the game at a ten point margin.