MEDFORD, Mass. - Hannah Foley and Hayley Kanner both scored 11 points to lead a balanced attack as the host Jumbos of Tufts University downed St. Lawrence University 57-32 in the first round on the NCAA Division III womens basketball tournament Friday night.
Tufts (24-2) raced out to a 35-13 halftime lead and never looked back. The Jumbos will face Babson in the second round tonight at 7 for the right to go to the regionals.
Kelly Legg paced St. Lawrence (19-9) with 11 points and eight rebounds, while Kara McDuffee added nine.
SUNY Potsdam 9-6, Lyndon State 0-3: Jordan Sarat homered twice and pitched six innings as the Bears opened the season with a doubleheader sweep of the Hornets in Glens Falls. The second game went eight innings.
Ashley Thayer picked up wins in both games for SUNY Potsdam (2-0), and Katie Marsman hit a three-run shot in game one.
Taylor Young tripled and drove in a pair of runs for Lyndon (Vt.) State (4-6).
SUNY Canton Swept: RITs Kelsey McManus crushed a run-scoring double in the fifth inning to defeat SUNY Canton, 5-3, in Clermont, Fla.
Andrea Rogers belted a three-run home run in the first inning for the Kangaroos (0-8).
Ferrum (Va.) College routed SUNY Canton, 17-5, in the second game, closing out the Kangaroos spring trip.
Hannibal-LaGrange 8, SUNY Canton 4: Jordan Hunneyman, Gerardo Torres and Tom Darling each had RBI singles as the Roos fell to the Trojans in Auburndale, Fla.
Braden Giffen added a double for SUNY Canton (1-6).
SUNY Potsdams mens lacrosse opener scheduled for today at 1 p.m. at Ithaca College has been postponed due to weather and poor field conditions. No make up date for the contest has been set yet.
The Bears will now open the season at Maxcy Halls Turf Field on Saturday, March 9, when they host the Morrisville Mustangs at 1 p.m.