CANTON - The SUNY Plattsburgh basketball teams came away with a non-league sweep over host St. Lawrence University at Burkman Gymnasium on Tuesday.
Four players scored in double digits, including Kalik Parkers game-high 15 points, as Plattsburgh won the mens game 84-68. The Saints, led by senior Kyle Millers 14 points, battled throughout the second half but couldnt overcome the depth of the Cardinal bench. Plattsburgh improves to 3-1 on the season as Shamoy McIntosh, Chris Manning and John Perez joined Parker in double digits. St. Lawrence, now 0-3, shot 56 % from the floor and outrebounded Plattsburgh 30-27, but was plagued by 20 turnovers and a 16-for-31 mark from the freethrow line.
Sophomore Tell White had 12 points for the Saints, while junior Janpeter Brase added 10 points and seven rebounds.
The Cardinals led 69-55 with 7:14 remaining in the second half before the Saints cut the deficit to seven (70-63) on a jumper by junior Al Jones with under 5:00 minutes left. The visitors, however, closed the game on a 14-5 run to earn the 84-68 victory.
The Saints will host non-league rival Elmira on Saturday at 4 p.m.
SLU women fell 71-49 in their home-opener. Though the Saints (1-2) were able to cut the deficit to nine in the second half, the Cardinals (2-1) delivered clutch shooting down the stretch to earn the non-conference victory.
Plattsburgh controlled most aspects of the game, including rebounds (55-38), assists (20-12) and steals (11-7), while committing three fewer turnovers. The Saints struggled to find rhythm on the offensive end, shooting 24% from the field, while the Cardinals shot 35% from the floor.
Kathleen Payne led the visitors with a game-high 19 points, while Brooke Reifinger, Brittany Marshall and Devona Paul each scored in double digits. Catherine Cassidy had eight assists and five steals for the Cardinals.
Sophomore Kara McDuffee led the Saints with 17 points and nine rebounds. Sophomore Ali Cady chipped in seven points, four rebounds and four steals, and rookie Julia Raue added six points off the bench.
Plattsburgh trailed 17-16 before finishing the first half on a 16-4 run to gain all the momentum heading into halftime with a 31-18 lead.
In he second half, St. Lawrence was able to cut the deficit to nine (43-34) with pairs of free throws by Cady and Raue. However, a three-pointer by Payne at 11:05 put the visitors back up by 16 points (48-34), and the Cardinals kept a double figure lead the rest of the way.
The Saints will look to rebound from tonights loss on Friday when they take on the Bombers of Ithaca. Tip-off is scheduled for 6 p.m.
SUNY CANTON WOMEN PREVAIL
In Cobleskill on Tuesday, junior Joelle Percy (Black River, N.Y.) scored 18 points leading four players in double figures as the SUNY Canton womens basketball team won their second straight game beating SUNY Cobleskill 72-68 in a double overtime thriller.
Percy fired in five 3-pointers and also grabbed 10 rebounds for her first double-double of the season to go along with four assists and two steals to pace the Roos, who moved to 3-2 overall. Junior Alicia Uhlien (Watertown, N.Y.) added 12 points and two steals. Senior Kaitlin Myers (Dannemora, N.Y.), this weeks USCAA Division I Player of the Week posted her second straight double-double with 11 points and 13 rebounds against her former team. Freshman Karyss Terrance (Hogansburg, N.Y.) also notched her first double-double with 10 points and 11 boards and sophomore Corrine Riegel (Bainbridge, N.Y.) contributed eight points, six assists and three steals.
The host Tigers jumped out to a 28-20 lead at halftime but the Roos countered in the second half outscoring Cobleskill 33-25 to force extra time. Both teams scored six points in the first five-minute overtime session to force a second overtime where the Roos outscored the Tigers 13-9 to earn the victory.
In the second overtime, the Roos reeled off five straight points following a jumper from Terrance and a three-point basket from Percy to lead 64-59. Cobleskill answered with five straight points to tie the game at 64-64. Both teams traded baskets on their next two possessions for another tie at 68 apiece, and then SUNY Canton secured the win converting four free throws in the final 12 seconds. Freshman Briana Sayer (Hermon , N.Y.) sank a pair to make the score 70-68 and after Cobleskill misfired at the other end Riegel dropped in two free throws for the final margin of victory.
Carolina Concepcion led the Tigers with 23 points and five rebounds and Kady Porterfield added 17 points and seven boards.
The Roos continue their six-game road stretch this weekend for games at Houghton College on Saturday at 7 p.m. and at Wells College on Sunday starting at 1 p.m.