The Siena Saints (4-7) fell to the St. Bonaventure Bonnies (7-4) by a final of 82-79 on Tuesday night. The momentum was constantly shifting in the second half– all the way into the final 90 seconds where the Saints got a 5 second call and a few opportunities to cut into the lead. A Siena steal and Downey layup cut the lead to 4 but the Saints couldn’t get closer.
The Bonnies’ size gave the Saints fits as Siena struggled to rebound the basketball and St. Bonaventure got plenty of second chance opportunities. Junior Forward Andrew Nicholson had a big game with 26 points.
The Saints trailed by as many as 9 in the first half, before going on a 7-2 run to close the gap going into halftime trailing 32-28. Brookins, Downey, and Breeden scored at will early in the second half, especially from beyond the arc. Siena also led by as many as 9, 55-46 with about 11 minutes to go in the second half.
Ryan Rossiter was neutralized tonight, as he finished with just 4 points and 9 rebounds.
Siena will face a second consecutive A-10 opponent on the road when they face St. Joseph’s on Friday.