Led by a season-high 25 points from Senior Alex Franklin, Siena left no doubts in a 17 point win over Atlantic 10 rival St. Joseph’s.
Franklin turned in a second straight dominant performance, racking up 12 rebounds for his second straight double double of the season.
The Saints went on a 21-3 run in just under 7 minutes, opening up what was a six point game with 9:50 to go into a 22 point blowout.
Siena was able to excel at every facet of the game. Ryan Rossiter set a new career high in offensive rebounds with 11, besting his previous career-high of 8 in last year’s win over St. Joseph’s. Ronald Moore led the team with 12 assists, Moore’s 5th double digit assist game of the season. Edwin Ubiles scored 20 of his 22 points in the second half. Ubiles has scored double digit points in each of his last four games. Clarence Jackson had another strong performance, scoring 23 points on 7 of 14 shooting including 4 three pointers.
Franklin made 10 of his 16 shots from the floor to lead the Saints. Franklin made 10+ field goals for the first time this year and the first time since Siena’s March 2, 2008 77-64 win over Saint Peter’s.
Six of Siena’s eight wins have come by a margin of 15 points or more. Siena now leads the all-time season series against St. Joseph’s 3-2.