Lady Saints top Bears, 71-48
Friday, January 4, 2013 - 10:33 pm

Sophomore guard Kara McDuffee led three Saints in double-figures with 20 points as the St. Lawrence University women's basketball team topped SUNY Potsdam, 71-48, in Friday's non-conference road game. Sophomore Ally Cady and junior Kelly Legg added 16 points apiece, helping the Saints improve to 6-3 on the season before opening up Liberty League play on January 8th, hosting Skidmore College. Meanwhile, Potsdam fell to 1-9 on the season and was led by junior Jessica Kouzan's 11 points.

"It is good to be back on the court again after a three-week break," said St. Lawrence head coach Dan Roiger. "We were a little bit rusty and had some slowKara McDuffee '15 led the Saints with 20 points against Potsdam State on Friday.  Photo by Tara Freeman.Kara McDuffee '15 led the Saints with 20 points against Potsdam State on Friday. Photo by Tara Freeman. stretches, but we also had some excellent runs where we really played well. We had some excellent plays by a number of people and our defense was solid for most of the game. When we play together like that and have a balanced scoring attack, we can elevate our game. We will look to carry that type of play into our conference schedule."

After struggling to find a rhythm in the opening minutes, St. Lawrence took its first lead of the game with 3:36 left in the first half and didn't look back. The Saints used 58% shooting from the floor and a 34-26 advantage in rebounding to open the 2013 portion of their schedule with a victory.

McDuffee added six steals and four assists, while Cady and Legg combined for 12 rebounds. First-year student Amanda Roberts tallied six assists for the Saints, while junior Cassie St. Hilaire and first-year student Lauren Quattrocchi combined for 11 points.