Marist Seizes MAAC Lead With 62-44 Win at Siena

Feb. 10, 2005

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Marist closed the first half with a 14-2 run to take a commanding 32-16 lead at the break and never looked back in a 62-44 win over Siena Thursday evening at Albany's Pepsi Arena. Kristen Keller scored 17 of her game-high 24 points before intermission, out-scoring the Saints on her own.

The victory kept one streak alive and put an end to another. The Red Foxes have now won 10 straight games and moved into sole possession of first place in the MAAC. The decision also marked the end of Siena's 16-game winning streak over Marist. It was the Red Foxes first win over the Saints since joining the MAAC in 1997 and first overall since the 1995-96 season.

In addition to Keller, Fifi Camara posted a double-double for the visitors with 16 points and 12 rebounds.

The Saints got no closer than 13 (46-33) following an 8-1 Siena run.

Whitney Cave and Laura Menty each reached double-figures for the Saints. Cave converted 7-of-11 field goal attempts, finishing with 14 points. Menty added 12.

Marist continued to establish itself as the league's top defensive team, holding Siena to just 29% from the field. Siena has played its best basketball against the league's best teams. Thursday's loss marked just the second time a MAAC team with a winning record has defeated Siena, which entered the game just one half game out of first place in the league.

Siena will look to get back on track at Fairfield Saturday afternoon at 1 p.m.