Recap: Siena vs. Saint Peters
Albany, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Marquis Wright scored 13 points and had a team-high nine rebounds as he helped the Siena Saints defeat the Saint Peter's Peacocks 64-47 in an Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference bout at the Times Union Center.
Rob Poole and Brett Bisping both scored a team-high 14 points the Saints (8-12, 4-5 MAAC), who snapped a three-game losing streak. Evan Hymes came off the bench to score six points on top of his game-high seven assists. Lavon Long chipped in with 10 points and seven rebounds, but he racked up five turnovers as well.
Not a single player reached double digit scoring for the Peacocks (7-11, 3-6) who have now lost two straight after a three-game win streak. Bench players Kris Rolle and Jamel Fields were the high scorers for the Peacocks, tallying nine points each. Fields also had three steals before fouling out of the contest and Rolle contributed nine rebounds.
The first half ended with the Saints up 32-26 despite shooting just 38.9 percent from the field, compared to 45.8 percent for the Peacocks. They were able to do so by collecting nine offensive rebounds and forcing seven turnovers, which led to 12 more shots from the floor than their opposition.
In the second half the Peacocks' shooting percentage dropped to just 30 percent. This helped the Saints, who knocked down 40 percent from the floor, and extend their six point halftime lead to as many as 19 during the second frame.
The Saints won the rebounding margin 48-29 and the assist tally 14-5.Game Notes