Pretty in Pink

Jan. 22, 2010

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LOUDONVILLE, N.Y. - Siena held its 10th annual Pink Zone game Friday evening in support of breast cancer awareness and celebrated by blowing out Loyola 59-33. It was the fewest points allowed by Siena in 26 years (defeated LeMoyne 79-25 in 1983). The Greyhounds shot just 20.8% (10-48) and the top 3-point shooting team in the league made a dismal 13.6% (3-22) from beyond the arc. Senior forward Sarah Fullmer matched her career-high with 20 points and junior forward Serena Moore added 18.

Siena women's basketball partnered with Capital Region Action Against Breast Cancer (CRAAB!) and raised about $10K for the non-profit organization.

Siena (6-10, 4-3) donned pink uniforms for its Pink Zone game for the second straight season. After escorting local breast cancer survivors out during team introductions, the Saints proceeded to dismantle Loyola. The Greyhounds scored 10 field goals the entire game.

The Saints were led by a balanced attack in the first half as Fullmer scored nine points and Moore, Allie Lindemann and Cristina Centeno all added six. Siena took a 29-18 lead, its largest halftime lead of the season, into the break.

Six minutes into the second half, Siena had built its lead to 16 points (38-22). Siena's defense, which fueled three consecutive wins and four of five earlier this month, reappeared after a two-game hiatus and smothered the Greyhounds. Loyola made just four field goals in the second half.

Loyola had no answer for Fullmer and Moore as they combined for 38 points and 16 rebounds and made 15-of-26 shots from the field. Siena is 5-0 this season when Fullmer and Moore each score 10+ points in the same game.

Siena dominated on the glass, out-rebounding Loyola 46-30.

Miriam McKenzie led the Greyhounds with 13 points. She entered the game second in the league in scoring (17.3 ppg).

This was Siena's largest margin of victory since January 29, 2007 when the Saints defeated Rider 87-55 in Loudonville.

The Saints return to action on Sunday when they host Rider in Loudonville. Game time is scheduled for 2 p.m.