Feb. 8, 2014
JERSEY CITY, N.J. - Siena Women's Basketball reeled off a 28-2 run over 6:22 encompassing both halves in an impressive 76-54 win at Saint Peter's. With the win the Saints snapped a 10-game losing streak, earning their first victory in 34 days.
Siena (7-16, 2-12) broke a 24-all tie, ending the first half on a 15-2 run to take a 39-26 lead at the break. The Saints came out gangbusters to open the second half, scoring the first 13 points of the stanza to double up Saint Peter's (3-20, 2-12) 52-26 and cruise to their seventh straight win over the Peacocks.
The Saints shot 9-13 during the run, but the scoring was instigated by an equally impressive defensive effort. The Saints swiped six of their 14 steals during the run, forcing seven turnovers which led to numerous fastbreak opportunities.
Seniors Kanika Cummings and Clara Sole Anglada paced the offense while classmate Ciara Stewart spurred the defense. Cummings led all scorers with 19 points while Sole, who had totaled just 16 points combined in her past nine games, erupted for 17 points off the bench. Stewart stood out on the defensive end, swiping a career-high six steals as the Saints scored 27 points off 22 Peacock turnovers.
The Saints shot a season-high 44.3% from the field thanks to a 51.6% effort in the second half. Ida Krogh added double figures with 10 points, seven rebounds and four assists for the Saints which also harbored a decisive 40-18 edge in points in the paint.
Kaydine Bent posted a double-double with 18 points and 11 rebounds for Saint Peter's while Aziza May and Antonia Smith each added nine points off the bench for the Peacocks which have lost eight straight.
The Saints make their annual Buffalo trip next week with stops at Niagara and Canisius. Siena faces the Purple Eagles first, Thursday at 7 p.m.