Fourth quarter push powers Golden Knights past Saints women's basketball
Annabella Pugliese led the Saints with 11 points, but a strong fourth quarter powered Clarkson to a 64-48 win over the St. Lawrence University women's basketball team in Liberty League play on Tuesday night in Potsdam, New York.
Pugliese shot 4-for-8 from the floor and 1-for-2 from the arc to lead the Saints, while Ava McCann scored nine points and Katie Frederick posted a team-best 11 rebounds and three blocks.St. Lawrence opened the game with a 7-0 run and held off the Golden Knights to lead 18-10 after 10 minutes of play. Clarkson rallied to tie the game 22-22 midway through the second quarter, but the Saints managed a slight 28-27 edge at halftime.
The Golden Knights claimed the first points in the second half to take the lead, 30-28. The Saints rebounded to tie the game at 35 and pushed back against the Clarkson defense to tie the game 40-40 on a last second layup from Erin Kumler to close the third.
Clarkson outscored the Saints 24-8 in the fourth quarter for the win.
Molly Stewart led the Golden Knights with 19 points and seven rebounds, while Carly Assimon posted 14 points and six rebounds. Hannah Earl and Rachel Marion also recorded double digits for the Golden Knights, scoring 12 and 11 points, respectively.
Clarkson shot 42.4% from the floor and held the Saints to 37.3% shooting.
St. Lawrence fell to 7-14 on the season and 4-10 in conference play, while Clarkson improved to 7-13 and 4-9.
The Saints will host Union on Friday, February 8 and Ithaca on Saturday, February 9. Game times are set for 5 p.m. and 2 p.m., respectively.