Lady Knights post basketball blowout win over St. Joseph's, 69-21
Tuesday, December 6, 2011 - 11:44 pm

Potsdam, NY – Senior Carey Turner (Clifton Park, NY) scored 22 points, making her first five shots in the first half and her first four shots in the second half, to help ease the Clarkson University Women’s Basketball team to a 69-21 victory over St. Joseph’s (VT) Tuesday evening at Alumni Gymnasium.

The Golden Knights closed out the first semester with a record of 5-2 overall, while the Fighting Saints dropped to 3-6 on the year. Clarkson will not play again until January 5th, when it hosts Cortland State.

The Knights were dominant from the start of the game, scoring the first nine points of the game in just a few minutes. Clarkson had another 9-0 run early in the half and immediately followed that stretch with another 8-0 run to take a commanding lead of more than 20 points just 12 minutes into the contest. Carey Turner made her first five shots of the game and finished the half with 14 points along with three assists. Clarkson held significant advantages in every category, shooting 47.7% (21-for-44) with 30 rebounds and only nine turnovers compared to 25.0% (6-for-24), 13 rebounds, and 16 turnovers for St. Joseph’s. Clarkson led by as many as 34 points in the first half, but was held without a point for the final three minutes of the opening period.

Brooke Butkovsky (Monroe, CT) trailed only Turner in scoring for Clarkson, adding eight points on 4-for-5 shooting, while Chrissy Scanlon (Queensbury, NY) came off the bench to score eight points on 4-for-7 shooting. Brittany Garrow led St. Joseph’s with six points, but also had four turnovers.

Clarkson didn’t let up as the second half began, starting the period with an impressive run that didn’t allow the Saints to score until the 11:53 mark of the second half. In fact, the Saints made only one field goal in the entire second half, missing their 24 other attempts and scoring only five points.

Scanlon finished with a double-double, scoring 12 points to go along with 13 rebounds. Leighann Tomita (Cerritos, CA) contributed nine assists in just 22 minutes and Turner averaged better than a point per minute with 22 in 21 minutes. Turner also had eight rebounds and four assists.

St. Joseph's 21 points were the second fewest allowed in program history. Only the 16 scored by SUNY Canton during the 1983-84 season were fewer over the course of 781 games since 1975.