Hot Shooting Toreros Drop Saints

Entering this afternoon’s matchup against the University of San Diego the Saints defense was putting up its best performance through four games in the past 50 years. That was until the Saints ran into the hot shooting of the Toreros. Courtesy a 52% shooting performance from the field, San Diego cruised past the Saints 74-60.

The Saints struggled again with free throw shooting and turnovers. Evan Hymes turned the ball over 8 times, bringing his three day tournament total to 22 versus 10 assists. On the season Hymes is now averaging 5.6 turnovers a game. From the line the Saints once again shot under 50%, 6-13, the third time this short season that has occurred.

Positives to take away from the game include the Saints continued success from beyond the arc. The Saints as a team shot 45.5% from deep, including a 3-6 performance from Rob Poole. Conversely the Saints shot just 30% from inside the 3 point stripe.

O.D. Anosike had another strong outing with 19 points and 13 rebounds, his fifth double-double in as many games this season. Of note, O.D. is now a 100% shooter from 3 as he hit the first and only attempt of his Siena career in the second half. Rob Poole also posted another solid performance, a day after being limited to 15 minutes due to illness. The Saints wing netted 12 points and 6 boards.

Brett Bisping and Trenity Burdine had solid contributions off the bench for the Saints. Bisping brought down 8 boards while scoring 5 and Burdine scored 6 on 2-2 shooting from three.

The Saints have the next week off to analyze their performance and look to make corrections before taking on Maine, in Orno, on the 25th.

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