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Siena women's basketball wins on senior day

Siena women's basketball wins on senior day

Piper, team's only senior, scores 13 points
Siena women's basketball wins on senior day
Siena topped Iona Saturday.
Photographer: Gazette file photo

LOUDONVILLE — A great defensive start helped send the Siena women’s basketball team on its way Saturday to a 57-45 senior-day victory against Iona.

Siena scored the first 11 points of Saturday’s MAAC matchup, and led Iona 13-1 after a quarter. Iona didn’t make its first field goal until there was 5:44 left in the first half. The Saints maintained at least an 11-point lead throughout the second half, as four players contributed double-digit scoring efforts in the victory.

Sabrina Piper, Siena’s lone senior, scored 13 points on 5 of 10 shooting. Also scoring 13 points for the Saints was Lala Watts, while Julia Hauer had a team-high 15 points and Amari Anthony added a dozen.

Morgan Rachu had 14 points to lead Iona.

For the game, Iona made 14 of 48 shots, while Siena made 22 of 51 shots.

With the victory, Siena improved to 8-10 in MAAC play and 10-17 overall.

IONA

Rachu 4-11 2-2 14, Camilion 3-12 4-4 10, Lesko 0-2 2-2 2, Becerra Perez 0-1 0-0 0, Weekes 0-1 0-0 0, Barefield 3-9 2-4 10, Williams 2-5 0-0 4, Mwai 1-6 0-0 2, Joseph 1-1 0-0 2, Ramil 0-0 1-2 1, Vaitekunaite 0-0 0-0 0. Totals: 14-48 11-14 45.

SIENA

Piper 5-10 2-4 13, Watts 5-7 3-6 13, Anthony 5-10 0-0 12, Brown 1-5 0-2 2, Gerostergiou 0-1 0-0 0, Hauer 6-11 3-3 15, Blasetti 0-0 1-2 1, Williamson 0-4 1-1 1, Istanbulluoglu 0-0 0-0 0. Totals: 22-51 10-18 57. 

Iona 1 7 15 22 — 45

Siena 13 11 15 18 — 57

Three-point shooting: Iona 6-28 (Rachu 4-10, Camilion 0-6, Weekes 0-1, Barefield 2-5, Williams 0-1, Mwai 0-5), Siena 3-13 (Piper 1-1, Anthony 2-7, Gerostergiou 0-1, Hauer 0-1, Williamson 0-1, Istanbulluoglu 0-2). Rebounds: Iona 26 (Lesko 6), Siena 41 (Watts 12). Assists: Iona 8 (Barefield 4), Siena 9 (Hauer 4). Turnovers: Iona 23, Siena 24. Total fouls: Iona 21, Siena 17. Fouled out: Becerra Perez. Attendance: 649.

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