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Women's basketball: Saints open huge lead, defeat Jaspers

Women's basketball: Saints open huge lead, defeat Jaspers

The Siena College women’s basketball team opened up a 20-point lead and held on to defeat Manhattan,

The Siena College women’s basketball team opened up a 20-point lead and held on to defeat Manhattan, 62-55, Sunday in the front end of a double-header with the Siena men at the Times Union Center.

The victory snapped a four-game losing streak and marked the Saints’ first Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference win of the season.

Lily Grenci led the Saints (5-10, 1-3 MAAC) with 16 points and nine rebounds, while Kate Zarotney came off the bench to tie a career-high with 14 points on perfect 7-for-7 shooting.

Sophomore guard Ida Krogh served as the catalyst for Siena’s offense, dishing out a career-high 10 assists. It marked the first double-digit assist performance by a Siena player in six years, since Liga Alpe-Luka’s 10-assist game on Nov. 10, 2007, against Boston University.

Siena led throughout and raced out to a 21-7 lead midway through the first half. The Saints would ultimately take a nine-point lead, 30-21, into intermission.

The Saints came out firing to start the second half, opening the half on a 10-2 run to open up a 17-point cushion at 40-23 with 16:31 remaining.

The game appeared to be well in control after Grenci stole the ball and took it all the way for the layup to put the Saints up by 20, 59-39, with 4:49 to go. But it would be Siena’s final field goal of the game.

Manhattan (4-11, 1-3) made things interesting, countering with a fur-ious rally, reeling off a 16-1 run over the next four minutes.

MANHATTAN (55)

Lawrence 1-3 2-2 4, Ericksen 2-9 1-2 5, Skrec 6-13 2-2 15, Morgan 0-1 0-0 0, Roeder 6-22 4-4 19, Stec 0-1 0-0 0, Reese 0-0 0-0 0, Isaacs 4-9 0-0 12, Brown 0-3 0-0 0. Totals: 19-61 9-10 55.

SIENA (62)

Grenci 6-13 3-4 16, Sola Anglada 0-11 6-8 8, Krogh 1-7 1-2 4, Stewart 0-3 3-4 3, Coles 4-5 0-2 10, Mullings 0-2 3-4 3, Mintah 0-0 0-0 0, Cummings 2-2 0-0 6, Zarotney 7-7 0-0 14, Booth 0-0 0-0 0. Totals: 20-50 16-24 62.

Halftime: Siena, 30-21. Three-point goals: Manhattan 8-27 (Skrec 1-5, Roeder 3-13, Isaacs 4-9), Siena 6-14 (Grenci 1-2, Sole Anglada 0-4, Krogh 1-4, Coles 2-2, Cummings 2-2). Rebounds: Manhattan 37 (Lawrence 13, Ericksen 10), Siena 40 (Grenci 9). Assists: Manhattan 15 (Skrec 6), Siena 16 (Krogh 10). Total fouls; Manhattan 19, Siena 14. Fouled out: Ericksen. A: 339.

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