Manhattan stops Siena men’s basketball’s four-game winning streak

Head coach Carmen Maciariello's Siena men's basketball team trailed by 17 in the second half before beating Marist on Friday.
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Head coach Carmen Maciariello's Siena men's basketball team trailed by 17 in the second half before beating Marist on Friday.

RIVERDALE — It was looking like it might be overtime again.

Instead, the game unraveled in the closing moments for the Siena men’s basketball team, as Manhattan beat the Saints 75-68 at Draddy Gym on Friday night to stop Siena’s four-game winning streak.

Siena fell to 3-2 in the MAAC, and both losses have been to the Jaspers, after Manhattan (3-3 MAAC, 10-5 overall) pulled out a 77-72 victory in overtime in Albany on Dec. 3.

The game on Friday appeared to be headed to overtime, also, with Siena trailing 71-68, but after the Saints’ Colby Rogers stole the ball with a minute left, he missed a 3-pointer from the left corner.

Siena’s Jackson Stormo got the offensive rebound, but was immediately stripped of the ball by Samir Stewart, leading to a jumper by Warren Williams with 22 seconds left for a 73-68 lead.

Williams came up big on defense at the other end, blocking Anthony Gaines’ drive, and Ant Nelson’s breakaway dunk with 12 seconds left produced the final score.

Gaines scored 18 points and had six assists, Nick Hopkins made four of six 3-pointers for 14 points and Rogers scored 11.

Jose Perez, who scored 23 points for Manhattan in the Dec. 3 game, led the Jaspers on Friday with 32, making 10 of 21 field goals and all 11 of his free throws.

Both teams were 11-for-29 (37.9%) from the field in the first half, then Manhattan got hot in the second and made 15 of 24 shots (62.5%).

The Saints, who travel to Iona on Tuesday, fell to 6-7 overall.

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