Siena vs Fairfield

Fairfield 64, Siena 56

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BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) - Rakim Sanders scored 23 points, Derek Needham added 19 and Fairfield used a huge first-half lead to hold on for a 64-56 win over Siena Sunday.

Fairfield (13-10, 8-4 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) scored 17 of the game's first 21 points, and led 31-12 after a three-point play by Keith Matthews with 8:20 before intermission. Sanders had 13 points for the Stags during the early surge, and made the first four 3-pointers he attempted.

The Saints trimmed the lead to 37-24 at halftime, and used a 12-2 run to close within 44-38 with 14:26 left, but Needham hit a huge 3 on Fairfield's next possession. That sparked a 5-0 run, and Siena didn't get it under double digits again until Evan Hymes' long 3-pointer in the final seconds.

Kyle Downey scored 17 points to lead Siena (10-13, 5-8). OD Anosike, the nation's leading rebounder, set a career-high with 22 boards.

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Scoreboard
Siena (10-13)243256
Fairfield (13-10) «372764

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Siena Saints
O. Anosike, F362-88-8222412
O. Wignot, F321-71-24213
B. Walters, C193-81-14037
K. Downey, G406-164-411017
E. Hymes, G405-120-001114
R. Poole290-51-23021
M. Hopper41-20-01012
Totals 18-5815-173861256
 31%88.2% 
Fairfield Stags
R. Sanders, F379-161-192323
R. Olander, C250-31-23241
D. Wade, G361-40-03432
D. Needham, G327-130-003119
M. Barrow, G261-66-65028
C. Nickerson212-20-04114
K. Matthews183-71-12017
S. Crawford40-10-03200
G. Martin10-00-00000
Totals 23-529-1032141564
 44.2%90% 
MAAC
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Monmouth18-227-749
St. Peters14-623-13130
Iona12-822-1388
Siena12-817-17126
Fairfield11-916-15180
Rider10-1018-15197
Canisius10-1018-16167
Quinnipiac7-1310-21272
Niagara6-1410-23275
Manhattan5-1510-22263
Marist5-158-24276
 
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