Tehresa Coles had a career-best performance in the Saints' loss
Jan. 26, 2014
LOUDONVILLE, N.Y. - Canisius went on a 25-9 run over the final 6:02, rallying past Siena Women's Basketball 75-66 at the ARC. Tehresa Coles posted her second collegiate double-double in a losing effort with a career-high 25 points to go along with 12 rebounds and four steals.
Canisius (8-12, 4-7) made seven of its final eight shots including three three-pointers to overcome a seven-point deficit. The Golden Griffins shot 65.4% in the second half and 57.4% for the game.
Kayla Hoohuli nailed a three to beat the shot clock with 1:28 to go, capping a 9-0 run that gave Canisius a 67-60 lead. Hoohuli tied career-highs with 19 points and four three-pointers for the Golden Griffins.
Canisius led by 11 points early, but the Saints (6-13, 1-9) ended the first half on a 22-7 run to take a 29-25 lead at the break.
Siena opened up as much as a seven-point lead on several occasions in the second half thanks in large part to Coles. The junior captain scored 15 of Siena's first 23 points of the half in the best offensive performance of her career.
But the Golden Griffins kept pace throughout and turned it into another gear down the stretch. Canisius shot 9-14 from three and dished out 20 assists.
Kelsey Booth was strong again in making her second straight start for the Saints, tallying 13 points and three blocks. Meghan Donohue added eight points for Siena which has now lost seven straight.
Crystal Porter (13 points, five assists) and Lauren D'Hont (11 points, 3-3 from three) had key performances off the bench for Canisius which earned its first win at Siena in five years.
Siena continues its season long four-game homestand with a doubleheader with the men's team Thursday at the Times Union Center. The Saints tip off the action at 6 p.m. against Manhattan in a game that will televised on ESPN3.