St. Lawrence 88 Hamilton 85 - Hamilton College

St. Lawrence 88 Hamilton 85

St. Lawrence (11-2/3-0), ranked #2 in the NCAA East, held off a late Hamilton rally to prevail, 88-85. A tying three-point attempt by Continental guard Lamar Johnson rimmed out at the buzzer. Hamilton (7-3/3-1) is ranked #3 in the NCAA East. St. Lawrence takes over first-place in the UCAA with the win.

Hamilton led, 41-39, at halftime but fell behind by 11 early in the second. Three-pointer s and clutch steals by Lamar Johnson and Kevin Larson brought the Continentals within two with 11:00 remaining, but a minute later, Hamilton rleading scorer and rebounder Michael Schantz fouled out with 8 points an 11 rebounds. St. Lawrence ballooned its lead to 15 with 3:00 remaining but the Continentals closed within three on a basket by Kevin Larson with 0:25 seconds remaining. Hamilton stole the ball with seven seconds left, but Johnson's three-pointer spun out.

Andy Bardeschewski led St. Lawrence with 23 points, while Greg Acunto and Greg Sutton added 15. Larson paced Hamilton with 19, while Thorpe added 17 and Johnson 16.

Hamilton (85) - Kevin Larson 19, Kevin Thorpe 17, Lamar Johnson 16, JJ Raedts 14, Mike Schantz 8, Paul Rava 6, Max Stroman 6, Jon Schmiegel 3, Dan DeBlois 2, Totals 31-15-85.

St. Lawrence (88) - Andy Bardeschewski 23, Gre Acunto 15, Greg Sutton 15, Rob Robinson 9, Ned Wonson 7, Jon Bardeschewski 7, Mo Cassara 6, Travis Rocco 6. Totals: 31-17-88

Records: Hamilton 7-3, St. Lawrence 11-2

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