Red-Hot Iona Holds off Saints

Meghan Donohue scored a career-high 16 points and added nine rebounds

Feb. 1, 2014

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LOUDONVILLE, N.Y. - Damika Martinez, Joy Adams and Aaliyah Robinson combined to score 72 of Iona's 80 points as the Gaels ran the nation's fourth longest active winning streak to 18 games with an 80-66 win over Siena at the ARC.

The reigning MAAC Player of the Year, Martinez dropped 33 points for Iona (19-2, 12-0), connecting on 7-8 from three-point range. Overall, Iona shot 10-17 from distance while the Saints (6-15, 1-11) shot just 1-12.

Freshman forward Meghan Donohue posted a career-high 16 points and added nine rebounds for the Saints. Donohue and the Saints dominated inside, holding a 48-33 edge in rebounding and 38-18 advantage in points in the paint.

Siena put up a strong fight throughout and ended the first half on a 12-5 run to creep within 32-29 at the half.

Iona's high powered offense reeled off six straight points to build a 58-44 with 9:58 left. The Saints battled back to get as close as 64-59 with 4:49 remaining, but the Gaels scored the next seven points to put it away.

Adams posted her NCAA leading 19th double-double of the season with 21 points and 13 rebounds, while Robinson added 18 off the bench for Iona which has won 19 straight regular season conference games.

Tehresa Coles contributed 15 points, eight rebounds and three steals and Kanika Cummings added 10 points for the Saints which have now dropped a program record nine straight.

Siena concludes its season long four-game homestand Thursday against eight-time defending MAAC Champion Marist at 7 p.m. at the ARC. The game will be televised throughout New York on Time Warner Cable SportsChannel.