Grenci's Career Night Paces Saints Past Peacocks
Jan. 17, 2013
JERSEY CITY, N.J. - Senior captain Lily Grenci went off for a career-high 30 points, leading Siena Women's Basketball past Saint Peter's 75-60 at the Yanitelli Center in a nationally televised game on ESPN3. Grenci shot 11-17 from the field, igniting a Siena offense which shot a season-best 51.9%.
Grenci scored 20 of her 30 points in first half for Siena (6-10, 2-3) which included a trio of threes. Grenci's 30-point performance was the highest scoring output for a Saint since Shondaya Burrell scored 31 on Feb. 29, 2008 at Rider.
Siena shot 28-54 from the field and dished out a season-high 21 assists in a dominating offensive performance. Siena's 51.9% field goal percentage and 21 assists were the program's most in a game since a 23-assist effort and 58.2% shooting performance which both came in an 81-59 win over Niagara on Jan. 11, 2009 at the ARC.
Saint Peter's (0-16, 0-5) hung tough in a first half which featured three ties and five lead changes, but were eventually worn down by hot shooting Saints. Siena scored the final six points of the first half to take a 36-29 lead at the break and never looked back.
Siena also out-rebounded the Peacocks 36-26 and held a 25-8 edge in points off turnovers in winning their fifth in a row over Saint Peter's.
Aziza May led three Peacocks in double figures with 19 points and eight assists, while Kristal Edwards added 15 and Kaydine Bent 14 on 6-8 shooting.
After dropping their first three conference games, Siena can move back to .500 in the MAAC with a win Sunday over Loyola. The Saints host the Greyhounds in a 1 p.m. tip off at the ARC.