St. Lawrence 88 Hamilton 85

St. Lawrence (11-2/3-0), ranked #2 in the NCAA East, held off alate Hamilton rally to prevail, 88-85. A tying three-point attempt byContinental guard Lamar Johnson rimmed out at the buzzer. Hamilton (7-3/3-1) isranked #3 in the NCAA East. St. Lawrence takes over first-place in the UCAAwith 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 theContinentals within two with 11:00 remaining, but a minute later, Hamiltonrleading scorer and rebounder Michael Schantz fouled out with 8 points an 11rebounds. St. Lawrence ballooned its lead to 15 with 3:00 remaining but theContinentals closed within three on a basket by Kevin Larson with 0:25 secondsremaining. Hamilton stole the ball with seven seconds left, but Johnson'sthree-pointer spun out.

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

Hamilton (85) - Kevin Larson 19, Kevin Thorpe 17, Lamar Johnson 16, JJ Raedts14, Mike Schantz 8, Paul Rava 6, Max Stroman 6, Jon Schmiegel 3, Dan DeBlois2, Totals 31-15-85.

St. Lawrence (88) - Andy Bardeschewski 23, Gre Acunto 15, Greg Sutton 15, RobRobinson 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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