Hymes averaged 25.5 points and 5.5 assists while shooting 62% (13-21) from the field, 70% (7-10) from 3-point range and 95% (18-19) from the free throw line. Hymes dropped 30 points for the second time in his young career in Siena’s narrow loss to first-place Niagara and added six assists. He scored 12 of his 30 during a late second half run that helped Siena cut a 12-point lead to a single point with less than two minutes to play. Hymes then had 21 points and five assists in the Saints’ win at archrival Marist. Hymes’ three 3-pointers came during a decisive stretch at the beginning of the second half that helped Siena push its lead to 15. Hymes sealed the win by grabbing a key rebound with 26 seconds left and Siena up just 3.
Hymes shares the honor with Juan’ya Green, Niagara, So., G, 6-3/195, Philadelphia, Pa./Archbishop Carroll
Green averaged 14 points per game, 9.5 assists per game and 7 rebounds per game while setting a career-high in rebounds and tying career-highs in assists, steals and blocks as the Niagara Purple Eagles extended their conference win streak to nine games with wins at Siena and Canisius. He played arguably his best all-around game as a Purple Eagle in the win at Siena on Jan. 25. Green notched his first career double-double with 19 points while tying a career-best 11 assists and had one turnover in 40 minutes, and his career-high nine rebounds left him one board shy of the program’s second ever triple-double. Green also tied a career high with two blocks. He ended the game going 4-for-4 at the line, including getting a steal, to help Niagara to a 78-69 win. Green helped the Purple Eagles erase a 10-point second-half deficit to come away with a dramatic win at Canisius on Sunday. He had the assist on the game-winning 3-pointer in the 66-65 win, played in front of a sold-out crowd on ESPN3. Green’s game-high eighth assist occurred on the final play of the game with four seconds left. Green had a game-high five steals, which tied a career best, scored nine points and added five rebounds.
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