Kelly Legg made a layup before Kara McDuffee hit a three-pointer to tie the score at 47 with under three minutes left.
After Hartwick missed the front end of a 1-and-1, Allison Cady hit two free throws to give St. Lawrence the lead for keeps. Hartwick missed its next three shots as St. Lawrence went 7-for-8 from the line to seal it.
“I thought our players really played hard tonight,” Hartwick coach Missy West said. “I was proud of their effort and they really came to play. The difference down the stretch was that we didn’t play smart and missed some key free throws.
“We went through a key stretch where we didn’t score for 3-4 minutes, which hurt us,” she continued. “We simply cannot afford to have these types of droughts against good teams.”
St. Lawrence (3-3) went 17-for-19 from the line, including 14 of 16 in the second half.
Kate Purcell finished with 13 points and 10 rebounds, and Brittney Dumas had 13 points for Hartwick (6-2), which will next play Randolph-Macon at 6 p.m. Dec. 17 in the Cruzin Classic at Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Old Westbury 61, Cobleskill 52
Senior forward scored a team-high 14 points for host SUNY Cobleskill, which couldn’t overcome a 15-point halftime deficit in a non-conference loss Thursday.
The Fighting Tigers (1-5) shot 24 percent from the floor in the first half and trailed, 35-20.
Carolina Concepcion had 10 points and five rebounds for Cobleskill, which received eight points and 10 rebounds from Tracee Schiebel.
Old Westbury (2-4) received 22 points from DeAndra Scott.
Cobleskill will host Keuka College in its North Eastern Athletic Conference opener at 1 p.m. Saturday.
Three Dragons recognized
Oneonta State’s Kayla Brantmeyer, Krystal Scott and Karly DeSimone earned all-East honors in Division III by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.
Brantmeyer, a senior, was named to the First Team. Scott, a sophomore, garnered Second Team honors and DeSimone, a junior, was a third-team pick.