Golden Knights Edge Saints, 69-64
Jan. 29: Jerry Coleman's three-pointer with :29 seconds left gave his team the lead for good as Clarkson University avenged its loss to St. Lawrence University earlier this month with 69-64 victory in the Burkman Gymnasium on Tuesday night. Four Golden Knights reached double figures in scoring as the team improved to 13-5 and 5-4 in the Liberty League. Meanwhile, the Saints were led by sophomore Brady Condlin's 23 points and 10 rebounds but fell to 7-11 and 5-4 in the conference.
Senior Kyle Miller and junior Al Jones joined Condlin in double figures, scoring 13 and 12 points, respectively. Marques Charlton finished with a team-best 18 points for Clarkson, while Jerry Coleman and John Coleman each added 14 points.
Clarkson came out on top in a game that saw 21 lead changes and 10 ties, including 15 and seven in the second half. Clarkson led throughout the majority of the first half, holding as much as a five-point advantage on two separate occasions. St. Lawrence, however, scored 13 of the final 20 points of the half to take a 30-29 lead into the locker rooms.
In the second half, the Golden Knights regained the lead and was up by as many as six points with more than 14:00 minutes to go, but the Saints rallied and the two teams exchanged the advantage for the remainder of the contest. After a timeout, St. Lawrence picked up the lead when Condlin hit a jumper with :46 seconds left, but Coleman responded with a three-pointer that put the visitors up for good. The Golden Knights came up with a steal that ended St. Lawrence's threat, and Charleton sank a three of four free throws down the stretch to secure the victory for Clarkson.
St. Lawrence will travel to Bard and Vassar for a pair of Liberty League match-ups this weekend.