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Bowman leads Iona to win over Siena

Bowman leads Iona to win over Siena

Tre Bowman scored 21 of his game-high 25 points in the first half, and Isaiah Williams added a caree

Tre Bowman scored 21 of his game-high 25 points in the first half, and Isaiah Williams added a career-high 20 points on 8-for-10 shooting in Iona’s 88-74 win over Siena Sunday.

Evan Hymes scored a season-high 23 points, and Lavon Long posted a career-high 16 and 11 rebounds for the Saints.

Siena (7-12, 3-5 Metro Atlantic Athleitc Conference) trailed, just 59-55, with 10:33 left, but Iona (9-8, 6-2) scored nine of the next 10 points and led by double figures the rest of the way. The Gaels defeated the Saints, 87-78, in Albany last Sunday.

The game was played at a furious pace from the start. After missing their first field goal, Siena made 10 of its next 11 shots, but led just 23-22 after a Hymes’ layup with 12:30 to play in the first half.

Bowman drained one of Iona’s nine first half threes on the next possession, and the Gaels led the rest of the way.

The Saints lost despite containing Sean Armand (11 points) and A.J. English (nine). The pair combined for 50 points in Albany last week.

Freshman point guard Marquis Wright fell just two rebounds and two assists shy of Siena’s first triple-double in nine years, ending with 12 points eight rebounds and eight assists.

Iona also contained Siena’s top player Rob Poole, who finished with just eight points on 3-for-10 shooting, breaking a string of seven straight games in double figures.

Siena plays six of its next seven games against teams in the bottom five in the MAAC standings. Saint Peter’s comes to Times Union Center Thursday night at 7 p.m.

SIENA (74)

Long 4-12 8-9 16, Bisping 2-5 0-0 4, Wright 6-11 0-0 12, Oliver 0-2 0-0 0, Poole 3-10 1-2 8, Hymes 9-15 3-4 23, White 2-9 1-3 5, Wolfe 2-3 2-2 6, Silas 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 28-67 15-20 74.

IONA (88)

Poole 0-1 0-0 0, Williams 8-10 0-0 20, English 3-10 1-2 9, Bowman 9-15 2-3 25, Armand 4-9 2-2 11, Gomez 3-4 0-0 7, Sledge 2-6 2-3 6, Laury 5-8 0-3 10, Hines 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 34-63 7-13 88.

Halftime—Iona, 46-38. Three-point Goals—Siena 3-9 (Hymes 2-4, Poole 1-4, Oliver 0-1), Iona 13-27 (Bowman 5-9, Williams 4-5, English 2-6, Gomez 1-2, Armand 1-4, Sledge 0-1). Rebounds—Siena 46 (Long 11), Iona 27 (Bowman, Laury, Williams 6). Assists—Siena 16 (Wright 8), Iona 21 (English 4). Total Fouls—Siena 12, Iona 20. A—1,619.

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