Saints men's basketball defeat Tigers, 68-53
Saturday, January 19, 2013 - 10:43 pm

The St. Lawrence University men's basketball team defeated Liberty League opponent RIT, 68-53, on Saturday evening in the Burkman Gymnasium. Sophomore Brady Condlin had a game-high 20 points and six rebounds for the Saints, who improved to 6-9 overall and 4-2 in the league. Meanwhile, the Tigers fell to 4-11 and remain winless in the conference at 0-6.

Senior Kyle Miller and junior Payton Stahler joined Condlin in double figures, scoring 14 and 10 points respectively, while combining for 13 rebounds. JuniorAl Jones '14 had six points and a team-high four assists against RIT on Saturday. Photo by Tara Freeman.Al Jones '14 had six points and a team-high four assists against RIT on Saturday. Photo by Tara Freeman. Janpeter Brase added eight points and nine rebounds for the Saints. Nick Dobson led the Tigers with a team-high 16 points and four rebounds.

It was a back-and-forth affair for much of the opening half until St. Lawrence used a 14-2 run sparked by Condlin over the last 5:00 minutes to take a 40-28 lead at the intermission. In the second half, St. Lawrence stretched its lead to 13 points at 12:26, 48-35, on a pair of free throws.

RIT however, responded with an 11-2 run over the next 5:00 minutes, and a jumper by J.P. Reagan brought the visitors within four (48-44) with under 7:00 minutes left. St. Lawrence was able to push its advantage back into double figures (58-46) when Payton Stahler made good on an old fashion 3-point play with 3:44 left.

A 3-pointer by Michael D'Amico followed by a layup by Dobson brought the visitors back within reach once again (58-51) with 2:20 remaining, but the Saints were a perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line down the stretch to close out the 68-53 victory.

St. Lawrence shot 44.9% from the floor during the game, while RIT shot 35.1%. The Saints held a 38-28 advantage in rebounds, but committed four more turnovers than the Tigers with 11.

St. Lawrence will hit the road next weekend for a pair of Liberty League contests against Union and Rensselaer before returning home against Clarkson on January 29.