Kelsey McDonald hit a driving shot off the glass with nine seconds left in overtime to lift Union College to a 66-65 Liberty League victory over the St. Lawrence University women's basketball team on Friday night at the Viniar Athletic Center. The loss snapped the Saints' 12-game win streak and was their first loss in the league as they fell to 12-4 and 6-1. Meanwhile, Union improved to 6-4 in league play and 11-7 for the season.
The Saints called a time out with five seconds left, but a pass in the lane went out of bounds as time expired. Sophomore Kara McDuffee tied the game with two free throws with 56 seconds left in regulation to force the game into OT at 59-59.
The OT featured four lead changes and a tie. Sophomore Ally Cady's two free throws made it 65-62 in favor of the Saints with 1:58 left but Union's Kate Thompson hit a layup with 29 seconds remaining to pull Union to within one at 65-64. The Dutchwomen got a rebound on a missed free throw and called timeout with 20 left to set up McDonald's eventual winner.
St. Lawrence led 33-31 at the half. The Saints largest lead was six in the second half with 6:57 left on a jumper by Cady. Thompson's jumper with 1:14 left in regulation gave Union a 59-57 lead before McDuffee tied it up. Union shot 42% for the game and outrebounded the Saints, 42-33.
Junior forward Kelly Legg had a double-double for St. Lawrence with 13 points and 10 rebounds. McDuffee had a game-high 17 points, while Cady and first-year student Amanda Roberts added 12 points apiece. Roberts also dished out a game high five assists.
St. Lawrence will look to rebound from tonight's loss against Rensselaer tomorrow afternoon in Troy, NY.