Feb. 19, 2005
Rider's Becky Hower led the Broncs with 15 points, with the final two coming from the free throw line with :04 seconds left to battle to steal a 49-48 win for Rider University as they defeated Siena women team at the Alumni Recreation Center Saturday afternoon.
The Saints had two chances at the end of the game, with both shots falling short, the final one a half court heave from Lauren Surber at the buzzer. Surber hit on 4-of-6 from downtown for a game-high 16 points and eight rebounds.
Siena (12-13, 9-7) led by one point, 23-22, at the half, but Rider (8-17, 6-10) chipped away and tied the score a 69-69 with 1:40 left in the game. Whitney Cave connected on a 15-foot jumper to give Siena a 48-47 lead with 1:03 left to play. Rider's drought ended when Hower hit both of her free throws to take a one-point lead in what would be the final score of the game.
Whitney Cave was a dominant force for Siena finishing with her second double-double of the season finishing with 15 points and 10 rebounds.
The turning point for Rider came when Menty fouled out of the game with 3:27 left to play. Laura Menty finished the contest with seven points, four rebounds and two blocks.
Siena shared the rock with 16 assists and nine steals.
A crowd of 1,725 came out as the Saints said thank you to senior Alexis Darling.
The Saints will take a week off before a two-game road trip to Niagara next Friday with a 7 p.m. tip-off, followed by a matinee on Sunday against Canisius before closing out the regular season.