The Saints took a game high eleven point lead with about two minutes to go on their 18th consecutive successful free throw attempt. Siena was 25 of 30, by far their best performance of the year from the free throw stripe.
The Siena Saints (7-9) defeated the third place Manhattan Jaspers (11-5) by a final of 70-64 on Tuesday night at the Times Union Center. Evan Hymes led the Saints with 21 points on 5 of 8 from beyond the arc while Downey and Anosike added 18 and 14 respectively.
Manhattan’s PG Michael Alvarado left the game early in the first half after taking an elbow to the eye. Early reports are that the bone could be broken and he may have a concussion.
The Saints wanted it tonight. This puts Siena a half game up on Niagara for 6th place in the MAAC.
[Evan Hymes] played like he was the best PG in the league tonight.
- Steve Masiello