Penn Plows Past Siena 89-62

Jan. 15, 2005


Penn rode the hot shooting of Eric Osmudson to build an early 26-6 lead and trailed by no fewer than 14 the rest of the way in an 89-62 rout of Siena in Albany Saturday afternoon. Osmudson scored 13 of his 17 points before the first media timeout.

Penn shot 58% from the floor, 42% from three-point range and out rebounded Siena 42-32, controlling the game from the start. Mark Zoller led all players with 18 points and Tim Begley had 11 to round out the double figure scorers for the Quakers.

Tay Fisher scored 13 points for Siena. Michael Haddix had 12. Jack McClinton added nine points, four rebounds and four assists. The Saints shot 36% from the field, equaling their season average entering the game.

The Quakers blew the game wide open less than two minutes into the second half, after Siena had closed to within 48-34 on an Al Fisher jump shot. Penn went on a 12-3 run to take a 60-37 lead, and trailed by no fewer than 22 the rest of the way.

The loss was the worst at home for Siena since a 91-58 setback to Iona during the 1996-97 campaign. It was Siena's fifth double-digit home loss this season.

Siena has little time to recover as it hosts Canisius in the second half of an MSG/ESPN FULL COURT doubleheader at Pepsi Arena at 6:15 p.m. on Monday. Rider takes on Loyola at 4 p.m.