Published February 5,2010
The Saints were led on the court by senior point guard, Josh Sharlow, who totaled 18 points this weekend and a game high of 6 assists. Ralph Temgoua ‘12 and Garrett Sharlow ’12 made huge contributions this weekend. Temgoua started the game off right against Hobart with a slam-dunk in the first five minutes getting the crowd on their feet. He continued the weekend to tally 27 points and 16 rebounds for the Saints while G. Sharlow added another 29 points. Terry Parham ‘12 sunk 22 points throughout the two games as rookie starting forward Jack Conboy ’13, put up 10 points and grabbed 8 rebounds
In addition to the starting five, Andy Hoercher ’10 had 47 minutes on the court this weekend and tallied 13 points. The Auburn, NY native is one of two seniors. “Our season has had its ups and downs already, but the great thing about our team is that we have battled through adversity together,” he offered, “Our young guys are doing a terrific job adjusting to college basketball and the guys that have been here before are doing a good job helping them. I think we made some real solid strides this weekend [against Hobart and Hamiliton]. We played great defense and executed our plays on offense very effectively.”
The Saints women’s basketball team defeated William Smith, 84-68, on Friday night but fell short on Saturday against Hamilton College bringing their record to 11-6 (3-4 in Liberty League).
Iris Santoni ’12 started the Saints’ lead off against William Smith sinking the first five points just a minute and a half into the game. She continued her streak throughout the weekend racking up 30 points and 8 steals. Abby Stanton ’10 added another 10 points and 10 rebounds to the Saints weekend statistics while rookie forward, Erica Spera ’13, contributed 10 points to the two games and Casey Capello ’12 added another 22.
Katie Edgerton ’12, put up 27 points for the Saints. The sophomore starter calls this year a “re-building year” after losing 3 of their 5 senior starters last season and acquiring a new coaching staff. “Our team has adjusted very well to our new coach and his system. We are trying to become a fast breaking team, and establish ourselves as the best defensive team in Liberty League”, Edgerton said. The Saints seem to on their way with a total of 25 steals in the two games this week and averaging only 57.9 points against opponents per game this season. Brittany Parham ’10 and Nyasha Miller ‘12 were sparks off the bench, totaling 17 and 18 points, respectively.
After hosting the North Country rival game against Clarkson on Tuesday, we wish the men and women Saints luck as they travel to Vassar and Rensselear this weekend.