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MEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL
POTSDAM 68, ST. LAWRENCE 66 (OT/F)
The Bears claim a thrilling overtime win with a last second bucket by their senior captain.
Curtis Pierce drove the lane and scored on a lay up with 2.2 seconds left in overtime to seal a comeback win after blowing a four point overtime lead with 57 seconds to go.
The Saints ran out to a 12 point lead at 25-13 but would give it up as the Bears went on a 19-6 stretch to end the first half.
The Saints led for most of second half and led by as much as four at 52-48 on a Janpeter Brase bucket with under six minutes to play. Potsdam chipped away and tied the game at 52-52 on a Rob Duquette lay up with 4:18 to go.
Al Jones gave the Saints the lead at 54-52 with 3:54 to play as three minutes went by without a point. Finally it was Josh Lambert with 45 second to go tying the game sending it into overtime.
In the Extra frame, Mark Lake Jr. would score off the opening tip and proceed to score nine overtime points in a 19 point performance. Potsdam lead 65-61 after two made free throws by Lake but the Saints were not done.
Kyle Miller buried a left wing three with 45 seconds to play and after a Potsdam turnover, Janpeter Brase tucked home an offensive rebound with eight seconds left to give the Saints a 66-65 lead.
After a time out, Zack Adams would find Cirtis Pierce cutting to the lane for the eventual game winning bucket. He was fouled in the process went to the line finishing off a three point play.
Pierce scored 12 in the win for Potsdam and Rob Duquette added 10 points.
For the Saints, Brase scored 14 points and pulled down 16 rebounds. MIller added 12 and Payten Stahler scored 11.
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| St. Lawrence || 31|| 23|| 12|| || 66|
| Potsdam|| 32|| 22|| 14|| || 68|
Free Throws: POT 13 for 19, SLU 12 for 20
3-Pointers: SLU MIller 2, Jones, Simmon, POT Adams
MEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL
Clarkson 93, Paul Smiths 70
WOMEN'S COLLEGE HOCKEY
Hamilton 4, Potsdam 2
HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS BASKETBALL
Malone 52, Potsdam 50 (OT/F)
Canton 61, Salmon River 44
OFA 43, Gouverneur 29
Heuvelton 51, Heuvelton 47
Clifton-Fine 65, Lisbon 45
Hammond 77, Morristown 5
Tupper Lake 37, Norwood-Norfolk 24
Madrid-Wadddington 38, Brushton-Moira 29
Colton-Pierrepont 39, St. Regis Falls 22
HIGH SCHOOL BOYS BASKETBALL
Tupper Lake 69, Norwood-Norfolk 45
LAIRD NAMED NSCAA ALL-AMERICAN IN D-III SOCCER
St. Lawrence University senior co-captain Alex Laird was named a Second Team National All-American soccer player by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America, as announced Tuesday afternoon Laird earned All-America honors for the second time in his four-year career at St. Lawrence as he anchored one of the top defenses in the country. The Monroe, NY native helped the Saints finish the season ranked 11th in the nation in goals against average (.57) and 12th in shutout percentage (.60). He also chipped in offensively, scoring three goals, including a game-winner against RIT, and assisting on two others during the 2012 season.
SALVARINAS GOALIE OF THE WEEK IN ECAC WEST
The Eastern College Athletic Conference West has announced that SUNY Potsdam hockey player Dawna Salvarinas s its Goalie of the Week for the week ending Dec. 2. Salvarinas stopped all 28 shots she faced in a 2-0 victory over conference foe Cortland on Dec. 2. The junior was at her best in the third period, making 12 stops in the final 20 minutes. This season, the goaltender is 2-2 with a goals-against-average of 3.03 and a .901 save percentage. Salvarinas has two shutouts this year and three in her career.
Abbey McRae, St. Lawrence, ECACHL Rookie of the Month
McRae recorded her first collegiate hat trick on November 10 against Yale, finishing with four points and the game-winner versus the Bulldogs. She added goals against conference foes Brown, Princeton and Colgate. She finished the month with six goals and one assist in five conference games. Two of McRae’s goals were of the power-play variety and one was a game-winner. She finished the month with a plus-8 rating overall.
Erica Howe, Clarkson, Goaltender of the Month
Howe backstopped the Knights to a 6-1 record for the month, including a pair of wins over Top-10 ranked foes, and to a No. 2 ranking in the national polls. She had six games where she allowed just one goal, including three 2-1 victories and was 5-0 in League games. Howe posted 36 saves on 37 shots in 3-1 win at Quinnipiac (11/16), registered 29 saves in 2-1 victory over No. 3 Cornell (11/30) and recorded over a .940 save percentage in six of the seven games she started.