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McGill Edges The Saints At The Buzzer

4guysinblazers caught up with former Siena player and basketball analyst Dwight Walton, a Montreal native who was on hand today for the Saints last second loss vs. McGill. Here are some insights and observations from Walton on the Saints.

On overall impression of the Saints

“Saints play very hard…. Pastos is a fiery competitor and his team will resemble him.”

“Saints have some good pieces starting with the point guard (Marquis Wright). They have players that will compete.”

More on Wright:

“The point guard (Wright) is very dynamic in the open floor which will enable them to run.”

On the Siena defense:

“They showed flashes on the defensive end….weren’t great, but it’s early and (they) have barely practiced.”

On the competition:

“McGill was a Top 10 program in Canada last season but are a bit down this season.”

On the Siena big men:

“The Siena bigs did well. #31 (Bisping) is extremely feisty.” (also mentioned the strong play of Ogunyemi and Long specifically)

Here is link to our profile and interview with Dwight Walton prior to last year’s Siena Legends Game:

http://4guysinblazers.com/siena-legend-dwight-walton/4227

 

Here is a game recap courtesy of Siena Athletics:

Simon Bibeau lost Marquis Wright with a spin move and nailed the winning 3-pointer from the right wing with just two seconds on the clock as McGill edged Siena 74-72 in an intense affair Sunday in Montreal

“It was a great game, a great learning experience in the heat of battle,” Siena coach Jimmy Patsos said.

Lavon Long had given Siena a 72-71 lead with a putback following two missed free throws with 12 seconds to play.

The Saints fell behind 20-8, but used an aggressive pressing defense to claw back in the game.

All 10 Siena players who saw action scored, led by Wright who had 17 points on 18 shots. The Saints shot 50% in the second half after making just 35% of their tries in the first half and made 6-8 3-pointers in the game. Ryan Oliver had nine points on 3-4 shooting from distance.

Vincent Dufort had 20 points, eight rebounds and five assists for McGill. Dufort’s 3-pointer with 41 seconds to play put the Redmen up 71-69.

Siena next plays Queens University (Ontario) at 7:30 p.m. Monday night.

VISITORS: Siena

TOT-FG   3-PT                   REBOUNDS

## Player Name                FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF  TP   A TO BLK S MIN

01 Wright, Marquis….. *  4-18     1-1        8-11       0   3    3     2    17   2   4   0    3   32

05 Hymes, Evan……..  . *  3-6       0-1        2-2         0   2    2     2     8    1   2   0    1   23

31 Bisping, Brett……    *  3-6        0-0        6-6         2   4    6     4    12   1   1   0    0   23

33 Poole, Rob………   . *  4-10     1-1         0-2         0   1    1     0     9    0   0   0    1   30

34 Silas, Imoh…….    .. *  1-1       0-0         0-0         1   4    5     0     2    0   2   1    0   10

00 Audu, Rich……….    2-3          1-1         0-0          1   1    2     1     5    1   0   0    0   22

02 Ogunyemi, Javion.  3-5         0-0         0-0          1   2    3     1     6    1   2   2    1   18

03 Oliver, Ryan……..    3-6         3-4         0-0          0   2    2     4     9    1   0   0    1   19

24 Long, Lavon………   1-4         0-0          0-2          1   0    1     3     2    0   0   1    0   19

25 Wolfe, Michael…… 1-1        0-0          0-0          0   1    1     1     2    0   0   0    1    3

TEAM…………….                                                      7   1    8                        3

Totals…………..          25-60   6-8       16-23        13 21 34    18   72   7  14  4   8  199

 

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 12-34 35.3%   2nd Half: 13-26 50.0%   Game: 41.7%  DEADB

3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  1-2  50.0%   2nd Half:  5-6  83.3%   Game: 75.0%   REBS

F Throw % 1st Half:  4-6  66.7%   2nd Half: 12-17 70.6%   Game: 69.6%    6

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