SARATOGA SPRINGS - Sophomore Brady Condlin and senior Kyle Miller combined for 43 points to lead the St. Lawrence University mens basketball team past Skidmore College, 67-61, in Tuesdays Liberty League contest in Saratoga Springs, NY. The Saints improved to 7-5 in the league and 9-12 overall, while the Thoroughbreds dropped to 8-5 and 14-8 overall.
Condlin, a Massena Central gradute, recorded 24 points, five rebounds and five assists, while Miller tallied 19 points and seven rebounds as he shot 4-for-7 from three-point range and was 7-of-8 from the line.
St. Lawrence led by as many as 17 points in the first half before taking a 35-24 lead into the locker room. The visitors stretched their lead back up to 17 points at 16:20 in the second half before the Thoroughbreds went on a 21-6 run over the next 10 minutes to cut to within two points.
That was the closest they would come, however, as the Saints made 5-of-7 free throws down the stretch.
St. Lawrence shot 29 free throws in the game, making 25 of them for 86.2% shooting from the line. The Saints also held a 33-24 advantage on the boards. Skidmore was 16-21 from the free throw line.
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Skidmore College took over the lead in the race to the top of the Liberty League with a 46-44 win over St. Lawrence University, Tuesday night at the Williamson Sports Center.
The Thoroughbreds are 10-3 in the conference and 12-10 overall. The Saints drop to 9-3 and 15-6.
St. Lawrence held a small lead for the majority of the first half, taking a 27-21 advantage in the locker room. The Thoroughbreds, however, came out of the intermission with a 17-2 run over an 11:00 minute span to take their largest lead of the game, 38-29, with 9:01 left.
The Saints slowly chipped away at the deficit, coming back to within one point when Legg made the front end of a one and one, 45-44, with :45 seconds left. After a miss on the second attempt, Skidmore came up with the defensive rebound but proceeded to turn the ball over, giving St. Lawrence a chance to regain the lead with :29 seconds remaining.
St. Lawrence had three shot attempts in the final :11 seconds, but none would fall. Skidmore made the second of two free throws with :04 seconds left to bring the score to its final 46-44.
Sophomore Kara McDuffee and junior Kelly Legg led the Saints with 12 and 11 points, respectively, and combined for 16 rebounds.
Both St. Lawrence basketball teams will host Union and RPI in Liberty League games this weekend with major league playoff positioning implications.