Last-second shot propels Saints past Lakers, 58-57
St. Lawrence University sophomore Nick Meunier tipped-in the game-winning shot with six seconds remaining on the clock to give the Saints the 58-57 victory over Oswego State on Wednesday in Oswego, NY.
St. Lawrence improves to 4-6 and hands Oswego State its second loss of the season for a 6-2 record.Juniors Garrett Sharlow and Terry Parham led the Saints with 15 and 13 points, respectively. Sophomore Jon Goldberg added 10 points. Meunier added seven points and a team-high eight rebounds.
The Lakers jumped out to a small cushion and managed to hold it the majority of the first half until a basket by sophomore Jon Goldberg put the Saints up 37-36 heading into the locker rooms. Junior Garrett Sharlow led the Scarlet and Brown in the first half with 10 points while Goldberg added eight.
St. Lawrence and Oswego exchanged leads several times in the second half but neither team was able to build and keep a substantial lead. Oswego's Conor Monaghan scored a three-pointer and later hit a free throw to give the Lakers the advantage at 57-53 with 2:13 to play, however, Parham answered with a key three-pointer at 1:18 to bring the Saints back to within one, 57-56.
A missed Laker jumper rebounded by first-year student Brandon Rivera allowed the Saints to run down the clock to under :12 seconds. After several missed Saint shot attempts, the ball was tipped-in off the hand of Meunier and St. Lawrence held on for the remaining seconds to take the 58-57 victory.
St. Lawrence will look to carry its momentum into the weekend as it opens up conference play on January 14th at RPI. Tip-off is scheduled for 8:00pm.