PURCHASE The SUNY Potsdam mens basketball team used a second-half surge to defeat Manhattanville College, 86-80, in a nonconference game Saturday evening.
Senior forward Curtis Pierce posted a career high performance with 30 points and nine rebounds for the Bears, who improved to 4-5. Mark Lake added 12 points and Rob Duquette had 11 for the Bears.
Manhattanville (7-6) was paced by Jack Bramswigs 21 points, Anthony Maestres 17, Andrew Winters 13 and Colin Campbells 12.
RPI 88, CLARKSON 83
Brandan Farley scored 28 points and Tyler Gendron contributed 15 points, all on five 3-point field goals, to lead the Engineers (6-5, 1-1) to a Liberty League victory over the Golden Knights (8-3, 0-2) in Troy.
Jerry Coleman scored a team-high 24 points for Clarkson, making nine of his 22 shots. John Coleman was just a basket shy of his brother with 22 points, going 11-for-16 from the field, and he added eight rebounds and two steals.
Felix Abongo added in nine points and sophomore Charles McAllister added nine points.
SUNY BROCKPORT 91, ST. LAWRENCE 62
Bobby Bell scored 18 points, John Ivy added 16 and Brandon Caruthers had 13 to lift the Golden Eagles (6-4) to a nonconference win over the Saints (2-7) in Brockport.
St. Lawrence was led by Brady Condlins 22 points and Kyle Millers 14.
SUNY CANTON 67, VERMONT TECH 45
Khalid Vaughn netted 19 points to spark the Kangaroos to a nonconference win at Canton.Ryan Lamica added 13 points, and Xzavier Fisher had 11 points and nine rebounds for SUNY Canton (3-8).
Alex Tyreell paced Vermont Tech (5-7) with 13 points.
RPI 58, CLARKSON 51
Sarah Wetmore scored 19 points and Kelly Piotrowski contributed 11 points to power the Engineers (7-4, 1-1) past the Golden Knights (2-8, 0-2) in a Liberty League game in Troy.
Freshman Ashley Loggins came through with another double-double for the Golden Knights, scoring a season-high 26 points to go along with 18 rebounds, including six offensive rebounds.
SUNY CANTON 54, VERMONT TECH 51
Salmon River Karyss Terrances double-double of 14 points and 19 rebounds, including 13 offensive, fueled the Kangaroos nonconference victory over Vermont Tech in Canton.
The Roos (6-5) also received a 13-point effort from Hermon-DeKalbs Brianna Sayer, while Kelly Vellek paced Vermont Tech (6-5) with a game-high 21 points.
SKIDMORE 4, SUNY POTSDAM 3
Brad Schulers second goal of the game at 15 minutes, 9 seconds of the third period snapped a 3-3 tie and carried the Thoroughbreds to a nonconference victory over the Bears in Saratoga Springs.
Dave Dupuis and Jack Even also scored for Skidmore (6-6-2). Todd Thomas tallied twice in 22 seconds and Kenny Simon scored for the Bears (5-8-1), who fought back from a 3-0 deficit late in the second period. Skidmore goalie Ben Freiberg made 21 saves, while SUNY Potsdams Austin Keiser had 35 stops.
TUFTS 3, SUNY CANTON 2
Kyle Gallegos scored a short-handed goal in the third period to lead host Tufts to a nonconference win over the Kangaroos. Aidan Hartigan and James Randaccio also scored for Tufts (4-5-1). Chris Giczewski and J. R. Lafferty scored for SUNY Canton (4-9).
SUNY POTSDAM 4, ST. MICHAELS 1
The Bears jumped out to a 2-0 lead after two periods and defeated the Purple Saints in the title game of the DoubleTree Ice Holiday Classic at South Burlington, Vt.
Katie Komsa, who was named tournament MVP, Alexandra Holowka, Kristen Domanski and Brittany Lucky tallied for the Bears (5-8-1), whose goalie Jen Conophy made 19 saves. Lucky was an all-tournament selection.
Macey Thomas connected for St. Michaels (1-10-1) midway through the third period.