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Siena Men's Basketball: Hasbrouck, Ubiles first-team all-MAAC picks

Siena Men's Basketball: Hasbrouck, Ubiles first-team all-MAAC picks

Kenny Has­brouck and Edwin Ubiles have been selected to the All-Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference m

Kenny Has­brouck and Edwin Ubiles have been selected to the All-Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference men’s basketball first team for the second straight season, and Ronald Moore and Alex Franklin were named to the second team, as announced during the annual MAAC tournament teleconference Monday.

Saints freshman Kyle Downey was named to the MAAC all-rookie team.

Hasbrouck, the Preseason MAAC Player of the Year, leads the Saints with a 14.8 points-per-game average. He ranks fourth in the league in scoring in conference games with 16.6 ppg. Additionally, Hasbrouck became the college’s all-time career steals leader this season, and has started all 126 games in his career.

Ubiles is second on the team with a 14.7 ppg average. The junior swingman shot 49 percent from the field during the regular season, and averaged 5.1 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game.

Ubiles and Has­brouck each reached double figures in 24 of the Saints’ 30 games this season, and each player had nine 20-point performances.

Franklin earned second-team recognition for the second straight season after averaging 13.8 points and 7.8 rebounds per game. He posted seven double-doubles this season, and was third in the MAAC in field goal percentage (56.6).

Other members of the first team include Bilal Benn and Tyrone Lewis of Niagara, and Ryan Thompson of Rider.

Moore was named to an all- MAAC team for the first time in his career. The junior point guard led the league and ranks 15th nationally with 6.1 assists per game. His 2.7 assist/turnover ratio also ranks first in the conference and 12th nationally.

Moore averaged 8.9 points per game and finished the season strong, averaging 19.5 points, 6.5 assists and 4.5 rebounds in two road league games this past week.

Downey played in all 30 games for the Saints, averaging 3.8 points and one rebound in 9.4 minutes per contest. He averaged 8.4 points and shot 57 percent from the field and 37 percent from three-point range in the 12 games he played 10 minutes or more.

Siena finished the regular-season with a 23-7 overall record and a 16-2 league mark, securing the league regular-season championship and No. 1 seed in the MAAC tourn­ament for the second straight season.

The Saints will play the winner of No. 8 Loyola and No. 9 Canisius in the quarterfinals Saturday at 5 p.m.

STEC SECOND-TEAM PICK

Siena senior forward Heather Stec was named second team all-MAAC. Stec led the team with 13.7 points and 8.1 rebounds per game this season.

Stec ranked seventh in the league in scoring, fourth in rebounding and second in field goal percentage.

Siena (10-17, 9-9), the six seed, faces No. 3 Fairfield (17-12, 12-6) in the MAAC tournament on Friday at Times Union Center. Tipoff is 11:30 a.m.

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