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Quick start sparks Siena women

Quick start sparks Siena women

Siena ran off to an 11-point halftime lead over Iona and never looked back, beating the Gaels, 70-54

Siena ran off to an 11-point halftime lead over Iona and never looked back, beating the Gaels, 70-54, Thursday night at the Alumni Recreation Center.

Saints captain Lily Grenci led all scorers with 16 points.

Colonie graduate Tehresa Coles had 12 points, nine rebounds and five steals for the Saints (4-5 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference, 8-12 overall). Clara Sole Anglada had 11 points, and Ida Krogh handed out nine assists.

Iona (5-4, 10-10) got 11 points from both Joy Adams and Aleesha Powell.

The Gaels shot just 31.8 percent on the night (21-for-66). The Saints weren’t much better at 35.9 percent (23-for-64), but they got to the line for 27 free throws, making 19, as Iona reached the stripe just 10 times, making six shots.

Siena outrebounded Iona, 46-42, and the Saints scored 26 points off 26 Gael turnovers. Iona scored 19 points off 20 Saint turnovers.

Siena’s next game is Saturday at Loyola at 2 p.m. The Saints beat Loyola in Loudonville on Jan. 20, 62-52.

IONA (54)

Adams 5-13 1-3 11, Jeridore 1-9 0-0 2, D’Angelo 0-1 0-2 0, Powell 3-12 4-4 11, Mar-tinez 3-13 0-0 7, Hubbard 3-5 0-0 7, Robinson 0-0 0-0 0, Johnson 1-5 1-1 3, Ranger 3-6 0-0 9, Dorcas-Eya 1-1 0-0 2, Hawkins 1-1 0-0 2. Totals: 21-66 6-10 54.

SIENA (70)

Grenci 7-17 1-2 16, Sole Anglada 3-18 4-4 11, Krogh 2-7 1-2 7, Stewart 2-4 2-2 6, Coles 4-9 3-5 12, Mullings 1-2 1-2 3, Kelly 0-1 3-6 3, Mintah 0-1 0-0 0, Cummings 2-3 2-2 6, Zarotney 2-2 2-2 6, Lysius Cote 0-0 0-0 0, Booth 0-0 0-0 0. Totals: 23-64 19-27 70.

Halftime: Siena, 33-22. Three-point goals: Iona 6-16 (Powell 1-3, Martinez 1-4, Hubbard 1-2, Johnson 0-1, Ranger 3-6), Siena 5-18 (Grenci 1-4, Sole Anglada 1-5 Krogh 2-5 Stewart 0-1, Coles 1-3). Rebounds: Iona 41 (Jeridore 7), Siena 46 (Coles 9). Assists: Iona 13 (Martinez 4), Siena 20 (Krogh 9). Personal fouls: Iona 23, Siena 15. Officials: Mike Schmidt, Reggie Fowler, Dorothy Jones. Attendance: 683.

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