Balanced scoring lifts Saints women's basketball to 79-67 victory over Engineers
Saturday, January 26, 2013 - 10:44 pm

The St. Lawrence University women's basketball team got off to a fast start and then held off Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), 79-67, in a Liberty League game at East Campus Arena. Five Saints reached double digits in points as the team improved to 13-4 overall and 7-1 in the league. The Engineers, who cut their deficit to eight points in the second half, fell to 10-7 and 4-4.

St. Lawrence shot 55.5% (15 of 27) in the first half to open up to a 34-10 lead, while holding Rensselaer to just 20% (6 of 30).Lauren Quattrocchi '16 had 10 points and 3 rebounds against the Engineers on Sat.  Photo by Tara Freeman.Lauren Quattrocchi '16 had 10 points and 3 rebounds against the Engineers on Sat. Photo by Tara Freeman.

RPI pulled to within eight points on two occasions in the first five minutes of the second half but St. Lawrence made a 23-11 run for a 20 point lead with 9:20 left in regulation. The Engineers continued to battle back, this time getting to within nine points, 70-61, with 4:11 left but that was as close as they would get.

Sophomore Kara McDuffee finished with 16 points and nine rebounds to lead St. Lawrence in scoring. First-year student Amanda Roberts had 11 points, five rebounds and five assists and junior Hannah Wilson and first-year student Lauren Quattrocchi had 10 points and three rebounds apiece.

St. Lawrence is set to host Clarkson on Tuesday in the Burkman Gymnasium. Tip-off is scheduled for 6pm.