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Clareth, Siena beat Monmouth, advance to MAAC title game

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Nico Clareth scored all of his 27 points, including a career-high tying seven 3-pointers, in the second half as Siena rallied from a 17-point deficit to beat top-seeded Monmouth 89-85 on Sunday night in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Tournament.

Javion Ogunyemi added 21 points, Marquis Wright scored 20 with eight assists and Brett Bisping had 13 points for No. 4 seed Siena (17-16). The Saints will play third-seeded Iona in the finals on Monday.

Monmouth closed the first half on a 20-7 run to take a 39-24 lead into the break and opened a 17-point lead when Collin Stewart made a layup with 17:49 to play. Clareth hit five 3s in the next five minutes and a conventional 3-point play by Ogunyemi trimmed Siena's deficit to 55-54 with 11:27 to go. Another 3 by Clareth and then a layup by Wright gave the Saints a one-point lead, their first since 8-6, with 6:38 left and the lead changed seven times before Bisping hit two free throws to give Siena the lead, 76-75, for good with 4:30 remaining.

The Saints made 3 of 5 shots and hit 7 of 8 free throws from there to hold on.

Justin Robinson led five Monmouth (27-6) players in double figures with 22 points. The Hawks, who beat Siena in both regular-season matchups this season, had their 17-game win streak snapped.

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
  Defensive rebound by Siena 0.0
  Je'lon Hornbeak missed 3-pt. jump shot 1.0
+ 1 Javion Ogunyemi made 2nd of 2 free throws 5.0
+ 1 Javion Ogunyemi made 1st of 2 free throws 5.0
  Personal foul on Josh James 5.0
  Full timeout called 7.0
+ 2 Justin Robinson made layup 7.0
+ 1 Nico Clareth made 2nd of 2 free throws 17.0
+ 1 Nico Clareth made 1st of 2 free throws 17.0
  Personal foul on Justin Robinson 17.0
  Full timeout called 18.0
Team Stats
Points 89 85
Field Goals 30-56 (53.6%) 32-62 (51.6%)
3-Pointers 10-18 (55.6%) 5-18 (27.8%)
Free Throws 19-23 (82.6%) 16-17 (94.1%)
Total Rebounds 32 21
Offensive 8 5
Defensive 18 14
Team 6 2
Assists 16 10
Steals 5 11
Blocks 5 2
Turnovers 17 8
Fouls 19 18
Technicals 0 1
27 PTS, 5 REB
22 PTS, 2 REB, 2 AST
12T
away team logo Siena 17-16 256489
home team logo Monmouth 27-6 394685
Team Stats
away team logo Siena 17-16 67.9 PPG 38.9 RPG 11.4 APG
home team logo Monmouth 27-6 75.1 PPG 38.1 RPG 12.7 APG
Key Players
25
N. Clareth G 15.1 PPG 3.4 RPG 1.8 APG 37.6 FG%
00
J. Robinson G PPG RPG APG FG%
Top Scorers
N. Clareth G 27 PTS 5 REB 0 AST
J. Robinson G 22 PTS 2 REB 2 AST
53.6 FG% 51.6
55.6 3PT FG% 27.8
82.6 FT% 94.1
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
J. Ogunyemi 35 21 2 1 0 2 1 3 7/13 0/1 7/9 0 2
M. Wright 39 20 4 8 1 0 7 2 7/17 1/5 5/6 2 2
B. Bisping 37 13 8 2 1 2 3 3 5/6 1/1 2/2 3 5
A. Shivers 25 5 2 1 2 0 0 1 2/4 0/0 1/2 2 0
L. Long 24 0 4 3 1 0 4 4 0/3 0/0 0/0 1 3
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
J. Ogunyemi 35 21 2 1 0 2 1 3 7/13 0/1 7/9 0 2
M. Wright 39 20 4 8 1 0 7 2 7/17 1/5 5/6 2 2
B. Bisping 37 13 8 2 1 2 3 3 5/6 1/1 2/2 3 5
A. Shivers 25 5 2 1 2 0 0 1 2/4 0/0 1/2 2 0
L. Long 24 0 4 3 1 0 4 4 0/3 0/0 0/0 1 3
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
N. Clareth 19 27 5 0 0 0 0 3 8/11 7/9 4/4 0 5
K. Smithen 11 3 0 1 0 1 1 1 1/1 1/1 0/0 0 0
S. Friday 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 0
K. Richard 6 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 0/1 0/1 0/0 0 1
J. Merrill - - - - - - - - - - - - -
K. Degnan - - - - - - - - - - - - -
W. Brandwijk - - - - - - - - - - - - -
E. Fisher - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Huerter Jr. - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Dufort - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 200 89 26 16 5 5 17 19 30/56 10/18 19/23 8 18
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
J. Robinson 35 22 2 2 2 0 1 2 9/20 2/6 2/2 0 2
J. James 31 14 5 5 1 0 0 2 5/8 1/2 3/3 1 4
J. Hornbeak 31 13 5 1 3 0 3 3 6/16 1/7 0/0 1 4
C. Brady 27 10 4 0 1 1 0 3 5/8 0/0 0/0 2 2
C. Stewart 15 6 1 1 1 1 1 3 2/4 0/2 2/2 1 0
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
J. Robinson 35 22 2 2 2 0 1 2 9/20 2/6 2/2 0 2
J. James 31 14 5 5 1 0 0 2 5/8 1/2 3/3 1 4
J. Hornbeak 31 13 5 1 3 0 3 3 6/16 1/7 0/0 1 4
C. Brady 27 10 4 0 1 1 0 3 5/8 0/0 0/0 2 2
C. Stewart 15 6 1 1 1 1 1 3 2/4 0/2 2/2 1 0
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
A. Tilghman 25 11 2 1 1 0 1 2 3/3 0/0 5/6 0 2
L. Pillari 16 7 0 0 1 0 0 1 2/2 1/1 2/2 0 0
P. Sarr 8 2 0 0 1 0 1 1 0/1 0/0 2/2 0 0
D. Quinn 12 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 0
G. Noack - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Z. Tillman - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Pillari - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Seaborn - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Traore - - - - - - - - - - - - -
S. Ibiezugbe - - - - - - - - - - - - -
R. Salnave - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 200 85 19 10 11 2 8 18 32/62 5/18 16/17 5 14