Saints women's basketball downs Clarkson, 71-45
First-year Katie Frederick recorded her eighth double-double of the season and the St. Lawrence University women's basketball team held Devin Sorell, the Liberty League's third-leading scorer to just 13 points, defeating Clarkson 71-45 in conference play Tuesday evening in Burkman Gymnasium.
With the win, the Scarlet and Brown improved to 16-7 overall and 11-5 in league play, while Clarkson fell to 9-14 and 4-12Frederick netted 13 points, shooting 5-for-8 and grabbed 11 rebounds, while Meghan Hynes, who shot 7-for-10, added 16 points for the Saints. Cara Waterson and Caroline Rodi rounded out the top four scorers tallying nine and seven points, respectively. St. Lawrence combined to shoot 51.7 percent from the field and recorded 25 assists.
St. Lawrence kicked off tonight's game outshooting the Golden Knights 29-6, shooting 14-for-17 from the floor in the opening ten minutes.
The second and third quarters were evenly paced as Clarkson attempted to decrease its early deficit, but the Saints held a 24-point advantage by halftime. Sorell brought the Saints lead back into the teens with a shot from the arc nearing the four-minute mark of the third, but that was as close as the Golden Knights would come for the remainder.
The Saints had amassed a 30-point lead (66-36) on a layup from Katie Gallagher with 5:29 remaining in regulation. As the clock time wound down, Clarkson finished the contest on an eight-point run.
"I'm so proud of the team tonight," said head coach Dan Roiger. "That was an excellent game for us. The first quarter was almost as well as we could play. The team executed the game plan to perfection, they were very mature offensively, played to our strengths and put the ball in the basket because we worked hard for great shots. We also played well defensively in the first half, only giving up one offensive rebound. The team is learning how to play well, what we do best, what we need to avoid and how to play in that zone. After a long four-game road trip, it was fun to get a great home win and use it to propel us into some big games this weekend."
Clarkson was led by Sorell with 13 points, while Molly Stewart added nine points and four rebounds. Madison Shea recorded a team-high seven rebounds, while four different Golden Knights tallied one steal.
The Saints will wrap up regular-season play this weekend against Rensselaer and Skidmore on February 16 and 17, respectively.