Feb. 15, 2010
LOUDONVILLE, N.Y. -
Stephanie Geehan hit the game winning shot, a 3-pointer in the left corner, with 23 seconds left to lift Fairfield past Siena 51-50 Monday evening in Loudonville. The Saints ran an out of bounds play from under the hoop with four seconds left, but Allie Lindemann couldn't get the layup to fall and Serena Moore's second chance jumper was blocked by Geehan as time expired.
Geehan finished with 32 points, 15 rebounds, three blocks, three assists and three steals. She was held to four points in Siena's 67-50 win earlier this season.
Moore was double-teamed on the final play of the game but still managed to find the ball and get a shot off. She posted her fifth double-double of the season with 21 points and 12 rebounds.
Siena (8-15, 6-8) has lost five of its last six games and is now tied with Saint Peter's for sixth place in the league standings.
Siena led 26-24 at halftime behind 14 points from Moore and eight from Lindemann. Fairfield (13-12, 7-7) used an 11-3 lead to open the second half and grab a 35-29 lead. But Siena answered with nine straight points to tilt the game back in its favor. It was a five-point game the final 14:34 of regulation.
Siena struggled in the last five minutes, only scoring two points. The Saints shot a combined 0-for-4 from the field, 2-for-3 from the free throw line and had one turnover. The Stags shot 3-for-10 with one turnover in that same time, but their offensive rebounding (five in the last five minutes) limited Siena's opportunities.
Lindemann finished with 11 points and five assists while Sarah Fullmer scored two points and grabbed seven rebounds in her first game back from injury.
The Saints return to action on Friday when they host Manhattan at 7 p.m. Siena's senior class of Merrick Volpe, Sarah Fullmer, Sara Parnell, Allie Lindemann and Charlieann Chacon will be honored in a pre-game ceremony.