Siena vs Monmouth

Clareth, Siena beat Monmouth, advance to MAAC title game

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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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Scoreboard
Siena (17-16) «256489
Monmouth (27-6)394685
SIENA:N. Clareth 27 Pts
SIENA:B. Bisping 8 Reb
SIENA:M. Wright 8 Ast
MNMTH:J. Robinson 22 Pts
MNMTH:J. Hornbeak 5 Reb
MNMTH:J. James 5 Ast

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PLAYERS OF THE GAME
SienaMonmouth
SIENA
Marquis Wright
MNMTH
Josh James
PtsRebsAstPtsRebsAst
20481455
Siena Saints
C. Brady, C275-80-040310
J. Robinson, G359-202-222222
J. Hornbeak, G316-160-051313
J. James, G315-83-355214
C. Stewart, G152-42-21136
A. Tilghman253-35-621211
L. Pillari162-22-20017
D. Quinn120-00-00010
P. Sarr80-12-20012
Totals 32-6216-1721101885
 51.6%94.1% 
Monmouth Hawks
B. Bisping, F375-62-282313
J. Ogunyemi, F357-137-921321
L. Long, F240-30-04340
M. Wright, G397-175-648220
A. Shivers, G252-41-22115
N. Clareth198-114-450327
K. Smithen111-10-00113
K. Richard60-10-01020
S. Friday40-00-00000
Totals 30-5619-2332161989
 53.6%82.6% 
MAAC
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Rider0-03-159
Fairfield0-02-1108
Manhattan0-02-3226
Monmouth0-02-325
Canisius0-01-3308
Niagara0-01-385
St. Peters0-01-3269
Iona0-01-4160
Quinnipiac0-01-4343
Marist0-00-3326
Siena0-00-4334
 
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WICH 71 Final
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