Women's basketball fall in overtime

Posted by Skidmore Athletics


Saratoga Springs, N.Y. – The Skidmore College women's basketball team fell in overtime to St. Lawrence University, 55-52, at the Williamson Sports and Recreation Center on Tuesday night.

What was a slow start to the game, with Skidmore leading 18-12 at the half,  soon turned into fast paced and livelier Liberty League action. Guard Jesse Kavana'12 opened the second half with a three pointer, giving Skidmore their biggest lead of the nigh, 21-12. The St. Lawrence Saints slowly came back, and eventually took a 45-43 lead. With less than 30 seconds remaining in the game, Kavana was able to draw a shooting foul and, scoring both free throws, sent the game into overtime.

At the start of the extra period the teams traded a pair of baskets before St. Lawrence permanently took the lead when Saint's Kelly Legg scored two on a layup. The Thoroughbreds were unable to get closer than two during the remaining minutes of the period. On a Thoroughbred foul, Legg scored her first shot, giving the Saints a three point lead, but missed her second shot, which afforded Skidmore, with six seconds left, a final, desperate look that didn't fall.

 Despite the efforts of Kavana, who finished the game with a game-high of 14 for Skidmore, an impressive double-double with 12 points and 11 rebounds from forward Logan Frederick'13, and a near second double-double from guard Megan Gaugler'12 who had nine points and 10 rebounds, Skidmore was unable to convert in overtime for a close loss.

For the Saints, Iris Santoni led the way with 13 points and Legg had 10 points and eight rebounds.  Katie Abramski chipped in with 10 off the bench.

The Thoroughbreds fall to 11-4 overall and 4-2 in league play, while the Saints improve their record to 12-4 overall and remain unbeaten in the Liberty League at 8-0.

The Thoroughbreds return to action for a 6 p.m. tip on Friday at Union.


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