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Saturday, January 26, 2013
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— Brittany Obi-Tabot scored 15 of her 17 points in the second half to help the Fairfield women’s basketball team rally to defeat Siena, 50-43, in a Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference game Friday night at Alumni Hall.

The loss snapped a three-game winning streak for the Saints, while the Stags have won five straight and seven of their last eight.

Lily Grenci led Siena (7-11, 3-4 MAAC) with 11 points and 10 rebounds, while Colonie High School graduate Tehresa Coles added nine points and five steals for the Saints, who shot just 30 percent (14-for-46) from the field.

Siena never trailed in the first half and led, 21-20, at the break, but Fairfield (12-6, 6-1) opened the second half on an 11-4 run and never trailed again.

Fairfield, the MAAC’s top scoring-defense team, shut down the Saints’ inside game in the second half. The Stags’ frontcourt outscored the Saints, 27-16, in the second half, with the Saints making just five of 19 shots.

Siena trailed by only two, 41-39, when Grenci made a jumper with 2:41 to play, but that was as close as the Saints would get. The Stags scored seven of their final nine points from the free-throw line.

Siena will be back in action Monday, playing at Marist at 7 p.m.

SIENA (43)

Grenci 3-9 4-6 11, Sole anglada 2-10 0-0 5, Krogh 2-7 2-3 6, Stewart 0-1 1-2 1, Coles 3-4 3-3 9, Mullings 1-2 0-0 2, Cummings 1-8 1-2 4, Zarotney 1-1 0-0 2, Booth 1-4 0-0 3. Totals: 14-46 11-16 43.

FAIRFIELD (50)

Obi-Tabot 5-6 7-8 17, Cizynski 5-11 0-1 10, DaCruz 2-5 0-0 4, Linney 0-9 2-4 2, Vazquez 0-5 2-2 2, Akon-Akech 3-7 0-1 6, MacFarlane 2-3 0-0 4, Scogamiglio 1-2 0-0 2, Schatzlein 1-2 0-2 3. totals: 19-50 11-18 50.

Halftime: Siena, 21-20. Three-point goals: Siena 4-11 (Grenci 1-3, Sole Ang­lada 1-1, Krogh 0-1, Cummings 1-3, Booth 1-3). Fairfield 1-17 (DaCruz 0-3, Linney 0-9, Vazquez 0-4, Schatzlein 1-1). Rebounds: Siena 36 (Grenci 10), Fairfield 34 (Vazquez 7). Assists: Siena 5 (Cummings 30, Fairfield 10 (Akon-Akech 3). Total fouls: Siena 17, Fairfield 15. Fouled out — Grenci. A — 487.

 
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