FAIRFIELD, CT - Sophomore guard Anna Lundquist dropped her career-tying fourth trey of the game at the buzzer but that was not enough as Siena Women's Basketball dropped their final road contest 44-43 at Fairfield. This marks just the second game the Saints have lost when the score is decided by five points or less; Siena is 8-2 in those games.
Lundquist set a new career-best with her 18 points and led Siena (14-13, 9-7) with a career-best eight rebounds. Kollyns Scarbrough tallied 13 points and jumped into the Top-50 of MAAC scoring. The Jamaica, New York native sits in 49th with 1,451 points.
Samantha Cooper led Fairfield (11-15, 8-7) with her 14th double-double of the season with 13 points and 10 rebounds, including the go-ahead free-throw. Casey Foley grabbed 10 board and dished out four assists for the Stags.
Lundquist hit her third three of the game with 2:10 on the clock and put Siena ahead 40-30, but Kendra Landy would score her only basket of the game to push Fairfield in front 41-40. In the final 15 seconds Fairfield would hit three free-throws to defeat the Saints 44-43, the Saints lowest scoring performance since 42 against Florida Gulf Coast last season (Dec. 9, 2016).
Coming out of the half trailing, 23-20, Scarbrough completed a three-point play to tie the game for the sixth time. The two teams would exchange baskets back-and-forth. Anna Lundquist hit two treys in a row to tie the game at 32. Sabrina Piper followed her fellow sophomore and hit one from behind the arc to push Siena ahead 35-32, but Macey Hollenshead would respond and tie the game 35-35 after three frames played.
Siena led by just two, 14-12 after the first quarter, despite Fairfield shooting 50-percent from the field in the first frame. However, the Stags would hold Siena to just six points in the second quarter, their fewest since against Canisius on January 13 as Fairfield would lead 23-20 at the half.
The Saints went 1.000 from the free-throw line but took a season-low three shots from the charity stripe.
Siena will return back to the Capital Region to host Canisius on Friday, February 23 for their 18th Annual Pink Zone Game. Come help the Saints honor and support local breast cancer survivors and the cause with a 7 p.m. tipoff.