Saints men's basketball falls short at Union
Junior Dom DeRegis netted a season-high 22 points, while classmates Ben Crawford and Chris Miner each recorded double-doubles but the St. Lawrence University men's basketball team fell to Union 77-65 in Liberty League play Friday night in Schenectady, New York.
Crawford added 16 points and 12 rebounds for his tenth double-double of the season, while Miner tallied 12 points and 10 rebounds for his fourth. Crawford, Miner and first-year Brandon Arnold each grabbed two steals for the Saints. Arnold also added a team-high five assists and currently ranks third in the Liberty League with 4.2 assists per game.St. Lawrence combined to shoot 42 percent from the field and 68 percent from the free-throw line. The Saints improved from 34.5 percent in the first half to 52 percent from the field in the second. DeRegis led the charge from the arc shooting 3-for-8.
Union took an early lead, accumulating a double-digit advantage just over five minutes into the first half. The Dutchmen worked to extend their lead through the majority of the first frame. However, a layup from Miner and a 3-pointer from DeRegis brought the Saints within five points just before halftime.
DeRegis landed a second shot from the arc to tie the game at 37 just seconds into the final frame. Union quickly regained control on back-to-back layups from Greg King and Brendan Laing.
A 7-2 run put the Dutchmen up by nine as the clock neared the ten minute mark. Laing responded again giving Union a 12-point advantage. A final dunk from George Temidire gave the Dutchmen their third 15-point lead of the game with just over a minute to play.
Five Dutchmen recorded double digits in the win for Union. Kevin Weckworth led the way with 16 points, while King added 14 points and 10 rebounds. Kevin McNoble tallied 12 points, while Laing and Jackson Mannix added 11 and 10, respectively. McNoble grabbed a team-high five steals.
With the loss, the Saints fell to 5-16 on the season and 3-11 in conference play, while Union improved to 14-7 and 10-5.
St. Lawrence will travel to Ithaca to take on the Bombers tomorrow afternoon at 4 p.m.