Jan. 22, 2005
Loudonville, NY--Laura Menty scored a career-high 21 points and sophomore Rachel Michalek connected on four free throws in the final minutes to lead Siena to a 64-58 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference victory Saturday afternoon over Canisius College.
The win snapped the Griffs' six-game winning streak and dropped the Blue and Gold to 10-7 overall and 6-2 in the MAAC, while Siena has now won four in a row and move to 8-9 overall and 5-3 in the conference. It also gave head coach Gina Castelli her 250th career win.
Junior Michelle Blot scored 15 points, including the go-ahead three-pointer from the top of the key with less than 10 minutes remaining in the game. Her shot gave the Saints a 51-48 lead to never look back. Blot and Katelyn Dooley both connected on a pair of free throws to end the first half to draw Siena to within seven at the half.
The Saints trailed 37-30 at halftime, but shot 32 percent in the second half from the floor, including four of 12 from beyond the arc to take control of the game in the final three minutes. Siena out rebounded Canisius 53-33 for the contest, highlighted by a 20-8 advantage on the offensive glass.
Menty headlined three Saints players in double digits. Michalek had a career-high 12 points, with seven of those coming from the free throw line, while Blot finished with 15 points and five rebounds. Cave ended up with eight points and a career high 16 rebounds, and sophomore Katelyn Dooley dished out four assists.
Siena and Canisius combined for one lead change and two ties in the game. For the Griff's Megan Lyte and Becky both finished with 13 points.
Siena remains home next Friday to host Loyola at 7 p.m. The contest will air on Time Warner Cable Channel 3.