Jan. 5, 2014
RIVERDALE, N.Y. - The Saints rang in the New Year in a big way, ending the game on a 38-14 run in an 82-58 win over Manhattan at Draddy Gymnasium. Meghan Donohue and Tehresa Coles each posted double-doubles for the Saints which also earned their first MAAC win of the season.
Donohue recorded her second double-double for Siena (6-6, 1-2) with a career-high 15 points and 11 rebounds while Coles added her first collegiate double-double with 14 points and a career-high 14 rebounds. Coles, who turned 21 Friday, celebrated her birthday in a big way in filling the stat sheet with a season-high five assists and three steals.
Siena led 40-35 following an exciting back and forth first half before Manhattan (3-10, 2-2) tied the game for a 10th and final time at 44-all at the 16:47 mark. But Siena responded with an 11-3 run to build an eight-point lead and cruised from there.
The Saints wore down the undersized Jaspers inside, harboring a 56-30 edge in rebounds including 24 off the offensive glass. Clara Sole Anglada added nine rebounds, just missing becoming the third Saint to record a double-double as she scored 13 points.
Siena turned Manhattan misses into an effective transition attack. The Saints dished out a season-high 18 assists including a career-high six off the bench from Brianna Logan. The freshman added nine points and drilled a back-breaking three during a late 9-0 run that pushed the Saints' lead to 15 with 7:10 to go.
Classmate Emia Willingham also added nine points in just seven minutes off the bench as all 11 Saints who played scored in a balanced, all-around effort. Siena has now won five straight over Manhattan and the Saints' 32 MAAC wins over the Jaspers are the programs most against any conference foe.
Shayna Ericksen led Manhattan with 17 points and nine rebounds and Monica Roeder contributed 14 points, eight rebounds and five assists.
The Saints will look to build off their momentum Tuesday. Siena faces a stiff road test as it travels to eight-time defending MAAC Champion Marist for a 7 p.m. tip-off in Poughkeepsie.