Saints Look For Second Straight W

Siena will take on St. Peter’s Sunday at the Times Union Center in the second game of a double-header with the women’s team who face Manhattan. Tip off for the women’s game is scheduled at noon with the men’s game to follow at 2 p.m.

Siena (3-13, 1-4) is coming off a 57-54 win over Canisius on Friday, a game which broke an 11 game losing streak. Rakeem Brookins hit a 3-point jumper at the buzzer to give the Saints a much needed victory. Sophomore Evan Hymes led Siena in that game with 20 points in 28 minutes. Hymes who missed 10 minutes during the game after being hit in the eye, found his shooting touch hitting 8-12 FG, 4-6 from three.

Siena is currently the only MAAC team with four players averaging in double figures. OD Anosike leads with 12.8 ppg. Rob Poole is right behind with 12.7. Poole missed last game with the flu and is questionable for Sunday’s game. Brookins averages 12.0 and Hymes 11.1.

Siena reversed their late game struggles on Friday night outscoring Canisius 20-7 over the game’s final ten minutes.

Trenity Burdine remains out indefinitely due to academic reasons.

St. Peter’s enters the game on a 3 game losing streak with an overall record of 6-9. They are also off to a 1-4 start in the MAAC after a 77-58 loss to Niagara on Friday.

The Peacocks are led in scoring by R-sophomore guard Desi Washington with 15.3 ppg. Senior guard Yvon Raymond follows with 10.3 ppg and leads St. Peter’s in rebounding at 5.1 rbg.

Siena will be looking to break a four game losing streak to St. Peter’s after being swept by them in each of the last two seasons, the only MAAC team to do so. Siena and St. Peter’s have one 4 of the last 5 MAAC championships and one of the two teams has played in the MAAC title game in six of the last seven years.

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