HAMDEN, CT -- Quinnipiac shot 61% from the field to complete the regular season series sweep of Siena Basketball with a 76-69 victory at the TD Bank Sports Center. Sophomore guard Khalil Richard led four double-digit scorers for the Saints with a season-high tying 14 points off the bench.
Reserve Chaise Daniels led five in double figures for Quinnipiac (7-13, 4-4) with 17 points on 6-9 shooting for the Bobcats which shot 76% (22-29) on their two-point field goal attempts. Freshman Rich Kelly scored 16 points, and classmate Jacob Rigoni added 15 points and eight rebounds for Quinnipiac which held a 42-18 advantage in points in the paint.
Richard added a career-high tying four assists and shot 4-5 from three-point range for Siena (6-15, 2-6) which connected at a 61% clip (11-18) from distance, but just 31% (11-35) from inside the arc. Junior forward Evan Fisher contributed 11 of his 13 points in the first half for the Saints, which shared the ball well to the tune of 17 assists on their 22 made field goals.
The Bobcats reeled off an early 10-0 run and never trailed again. Quinnipiac shot 71% (15-21) from the field over the opening 20 minutes, and outscored Siena 24-4 in the paint to claim a 38-32 lead at the break. Meanwhile the Saints shot just 33% in the opening half, but were 6-10 from three and scored 16 points off 11 Bobcat turnovers to stay close.
Siena continued to battle in the second half, and used a 7-1 spurt to rally back as close as 58-54 with 5:54 remaining. But Quinnipiac responded with a decisive 10-1 run of their own to open a 13-point cushion with 3:30 to go and put the game away.
Isaiah Washington and Cameron Young rounded out Quinnipiac's double figure scorers with 11 and 10 points, respectively.
Jordan Horn scored 10 points and added five rebounds and three steals for the Saints, while classmate Manny Camper erupted for his first 10 collegiate points over the final four minutes of the contest.
Siena concludes a challenging stretch where it plays four of five away from home when the Saints travel to two-time defending MAAC Regular Season Champion Monmouth Thursday at 7 p.m.