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Herons bedevil Saints behind Jarvis’ double-double

The William Smith College basketball team placed four players in double digits, led by senior Brooke Jarvis’ fifth double-double of the season, and forced St. Lawrence University into its worst shooting performance of the season on the way to a 73-58 Liberty League win in Berkman Gym tonight.

Jarvis finished with game-highs of 18 points, 13 rebounds and three blocked shots. She also recorded four assists, sharing team-high honors with sophomore Carly Scott. First-year Ava Lobozzo added 14 points on 4-of-5 shooting and a perfect 5-for-5 night at the line. Junior Molly Walsh and Miranda Martin both logged 12 points. Walsh also accounted for four of the Herons’ 11 steals in the game.

Annie Perry and Elizabeth Flynn produced twin 13-point efforts for St. Lawrence. Flynn pulled down a team-high 12 boards and Perry dished out a game-high six assists.

COACH’S CORNER

“There were so many highlights today! That was by far the most locked in and disciplined we’ve been on defense. We moved the ball on offense and took care of it, and we had balanced scoring. I’m extremely proud of the grit we showed after the first quarter. It was a great team win!”
—Head Coach Lindsay Sharman

KEY STATS

  • William Smith shot a season-high 47.5% from the floor.
  • While turnovers were nearly even (the Herons had 14, the Saints 15), William Smith enjoyed a 22-13 advantage in points off turnovers.
  • The Saints shot a season-low 27.1% from the floor, making 19-of-70 shots on the night.

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • St. Lawrence controlled the first quarter, jumping out to a 23-15 lead after 10 minutes.
  • The Herons rallied in the second, outscoring their hosts 19-12 to go into halftime trailing by just one.
  • William Smith opened the second frame on a 19-3 run, seizing an eight-point lead with just under three minutes left until the break.
  • The Saints reclaimed the lead by scoring the final nine points of the half.

TURNING POINT

  • William Smith used a 15-3 run spanning the final two minutes of the third quarter and the first minute of the fourth quarter to open a 59-50 lead. Amelia McCulley and Molly Walsh capped the run with back-to-back 3-pointers to open the fourth quarter scoring.
  • Walsh powered the Heron surge with seven points.
  • SLU closed to within six on Elizabeth Flynn’s layup with 6:38 remaining, but William Smith closed out the victory with a 12-3 finishing run, including the game’s final eight points.

FOR THE RECORD

  • The Saints fell to 5-9 overall, 4-4 in conference play.
  • William Smith improved to 3-13, 3-6 in the league.

UP NEXT

  • The Herons will be back in action at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, when they visit Clarkson (3-12, 1-7). The Golden Knights suffered a 74-63 loss to RIT tonight.