Four Saints hit double-digits in 76-74 basketball victory over Colby-Sawyer
Saturday, November 19, 2011 - 1:37 am

Four Saints scored in double figures as the St. Lawrence University men's basketball team defeated Colby-Sawyer College in its opening game of the Keene State Classic on Friday night. Though the Chargers rallied in the last minute on regulation, the Saints held on to earn their second straight win.

St. Lawrence, fresh off an upset of #18 Oswego on Tuesday night, improves to 2-0 on the young season. Meanwhile, Colby-Sawyer, led 40-34 at halftime, suffers its second straight loss for a 0-2 record.

Senior co-captain Garrett Sharlow led a balanced St. Lawrence offense with 15 points. Junior Kyle Miller scored 14 points and senior co-captain Ralph Temgoua had 12 points to go with nine rebounds and seven assists. Sophomore Al Jones also finished in double figures with 10 points.

The game was back-and-forth, as there were seven lead changes and eight ties throughout the 40:00 minutes. The Saints, however, ran off eight straight points with 4:24 to go, taking a 70-60 lead on a pair of free throws by Jones.

The Chargers made things interesting in the final minute, cutting the lead down to 75-72 on a three-pointer from the corner by Will Bardaglio with 27 seconds to go. Sophomore Janpeter Braze hit one of two free throws with 20 seconds left to put the Saints up 76-72.

James Tobin had a put-back off the board to pull the Chargers to within two points at 76-74 with 1.2 seconds on the clock and was fouled on the play. He missed the free throw and Temgoua grabbed the rebound as time expired and the Saints earned the victory.

St. Lawrence held a 41-28 advantage on the boards and shot 51.0 percent from the floor, including 50.0 percent from beyond the arc. Colby-Sawyer shot 45.0 percent from the floor and put up 29 three-point attempts, making eight for a 28.0 shooting percentage from the 3-point line.

St. Lawrence will battle host Keene State tomorrow at 7:00 pm.