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Long, Wright lift Saints past Broncs

Long, Wright lift Saints past Broncs

Lavon Long scored 16 points, and Marquis Wright added 14 as Siena defeated Rider, 69-60, on Sunday.

Lavon Long scored 16 points, and Marquis Wright added 14 as Siena defeated Rider, 69-60, on Sunday.

Siena (13-16, 9-9 Metro Atlantic) moves into a fifth place tie with Rider in the conference standings. The Saints own the tiebreaker after sweeping the season series.

Rider’s Jimmie Taylor scored four points to tie the game at 60-60 with 2:04 to play before Siena closed on a 9-0 to seal it. Ryan Oliver hit a jumper, and the Saints were 7-for-8 from the foul line during the span. The Broncs missed their last six shots from the field.

Long was 5-for-14 from the field and had nine boards.

“Lavon, he’s a locomotive,” Siena coach Jimmy Patsos said. “He keeps coming. Definitely not perfect, but there’s no quit in him.

Wright made four of seven shots and was a 6-for-6 from the line. Brett Bisping grabbed 11 rebounds for Siena.

“I’m proud of my guys,” Patsos said. “Despite my coaching, they won that game.”

Taylor scored 15 points, and Daniel Stewart added 12 to lead Rider (13-14, 9-9), which has lost five of its last six games.

SIENA (69)

Long 5-14 6-8 16, Bisping 2-7 4-4 8, Silas 0-0 0-0 0, Wright 4-7 6-6 14, Poole 1-7 3-4 6, Ogunyemi 2-4 0-3 4, Oliver 1-2 0-0 2, Hymes 2-7 2-2 7, White 5-8 0-2 10, Wolfe 0-1 2-2 2. Totals 22-57 23-31 69.

RIDER (60)

Thomas 1-3 2-2 4, Stewart 4-10 4-5 12, Taylor 5-7 4-6 15, Myles 1-12 3-3 5, Pereira 2-8 1-2 6, Sadler 0-2 0-0 0, Lundy 0-1 0-0 0, Channer 0-0 0-0 0, Valentine 1-3 0-0 3, Alford 3-8 0-0 7, Fortunat 2-3 4-6 8. Totals 19-57 18-24 60.

Halftime: Rider 28-24. 3-Point Goals: Siena 2-6 (Hymes 1-2, Poole 1-3, Oliver 0-1), Rider 4-22 (Taylor 1-1, Alford 1-3, Valentine 1-3, Pereira 1-6, Sadler 0-1, Stewart 0-2, Myles 0-6). Fouled Out: Alford. Rebounds: Siena 46 (Bisping 11), Rider 35 (Stewart 8). Assists: Siena 12 (Hymes, Long, Wright 3), Rider 8 (Sadler, Stewart 3). Total Fouls: Siena 20, Rider 25. A: 1,650.

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