Siena vs Niagara

Niagara 58, Siena 54

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LEWISTON, N.Y. (AP) - Ameen Tanksley scored a career-high 24 points and combined with Juan'ya Green for 40 points in Niagara's 58-54 win over Siena Thursday night in Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference.

The Purple Eagles (10-16, 5-9) led by just 28-26, at intermission and outscored Siena (10-14, 5-9) by just two points in the second half. But a decisive edge in 3-point shooting helped Niagara stave off three Siena players in double figures: Evan Hymes and Owen Wignot with 11 points apiece, Brandon Walters with 10.

The Saints were 5 for 16 on 3-pointers. Tanksley had one more trey by himself, hitting 6 of 9 from beyond the 3-point arc and 8 of 12 field goals overall.

Each team had 19 baskets, Siena going 19 for 52, Niagara 19 for 50. Siena was 11 for 13 on free throws, Niagara 10 of 13. Despite being outrebounded 35-20, Niagara outscored Siena 21-11 on fast-break points.

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Scoreboard
Siena (10-14)262854
Niagara (10-16) «283058

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Siena Saints
O. Wignot, F375-90-090211
O. Anosike, F363-53-48259
B. Walters, C214-62-361010
K. Downey, G402-144-48529
E. Hymes, G404-110-002211
R. Poole261-72-24214
Totals 19-5211-1340121254
 36.5%84.6% 
Niagara Purple Eagles
S. Gillette, F211-10-01012
J. Green, G404-127-866116
A. Tanksley, G358-122-331224
A. Mason, G341-90-01112
M. Lemmons, G161-21-22203
M. Jordan292-70-02406
A. Langford131-20-04012
J. Thomas60-10-01040
J. Turner61-40-00113
Totals 19-5010-1325151158
 38%76.9% 
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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