POTSDAM The Clarkson University womens basketball team made its first foray into conference play this season a successful one, defeating Skidmore College, 49-43, in overtime on Tuesday in Liberty League play.
Cara Manfredi scored a game-high 12 points for the Golden Knights (6-3, 1-0), who outscored the Thoroughbreds, 9-3 in overtime.
Katelyn Curtis scored 10 points, including a 3-pointer in the extra session, for Clarkson and teammate Ashley Loggins also contributed 10 points.
Allie Keller hit a 3-pointer with 17 seconds remaining for Skidmore to send the game into overtime.
Angela Botiba scored 14 points to lead the Thoroughbreds, and Jordyn Wartts finished with 10 points.
SKIDMORE 70, CLARKSON 66
Aldin Medunjanin scored 17 points as the Thoroughbreds downed the Golden Knights at Potsdam in the Liberty League opener for both teams.
Tanner Brooks and Connor Merrill (10 rebounds) contributed 15 points each for Skidmore (7-3, 1-0). Perun Kovacevic chipped in 12 points and seven rebounds.
John Coleman scored a game-high 24 points to pace Clarkson (6-4, 0-1). Dylan Hodownes and Marques Charlton contributed 11 points each for the Golden Knights.
SUNY POTSDAM 68, MANHAtTANVILLE 65
Zac Adams scored 14 points to lead a balanced effort as the Bears outlasted the Valiants to win a nonconference game in Potsdam.
Rob Duquette contributed 12 points and grabbed seven rebounds for SUNY Potsdam (2-7). Tom Graf added 11 points for the Bears and Josh Biagrove totaled 10 points.
Jack Bramswig scored a game-high 22 points for Manhattanville (5-7), and Anthony Maestre finished with 14 points.
CASTLETON ST. 3, SUNY POTSDAM 1
Anna Daniels scored two goals to pace the Spartans to a nonconference victory in Castleton, Vt.
Paula Stephens made 19 saves for Castleton State (7-5-0).
Jenn Crawford scored the lone goal for the Bears (6-5-2), and goalie Abby Tardelli finished with 41 saves.