The William Smith College basketball team will host its annual Alumnae Weekend Feb. 7-8. The Herons will play conference co-leader St. Lawrence on Friday night and Clarkson on Saturday afternoon, while alumnae will compete in a 3-on-3 tournament Saturday morning.
Friday’s game against the Saints will begin at 5:30 p.m. Following Tuesday’s 75-64 overtime win against Union, William Smith is 11-8 overall, 7-5 in league play. St. Lawrence is 14-5 with a 10-2 mark in the conference. The teams met on Jan. 25 in Canton with SLU taking a 70-54 victory behind Katie Frederick’s 28 points and 14 rebounds. Senior Emma Gallagher led the Herons with 15 points.
The alumnae 3-on-3 tournament begins at 10 a.m. Saturday followed by a tailgate with current Herons and parents at 11:15 a.m.
William Smith will host the Golden Knights at 2 p.m. CU is 7-11 overall, 3-9 in the league. The Herons won the first meeting this season 63-55 in Potsdam. Junior Stavriana Dimitrakopoulou paced William Smith with 19 points while sophomore Olivia Parisi added a double-double on 11 points and a game-high 11 rebounds. Hannah Earl led the Knights with 27 points.
Following the game, there will be an alumnae gathering.
Four William Smith players are averaging double digits in the scoring column, led by Parisi’s 15.2 ppg. She also leads the team in rebounds at 8.9 rpg. Dimitrakopoulou adds 13.1 ppg, sophomore Stella Davis 11.5 ppg and first-year Lauren DeVaney contributes 11.4 ppg.
The Herons are in fifth place in the Liberty League standings, one game behind fourth place Rensselaer and one game ahead of sixth place RIT.