Feb. 20, 2004
Freshman Katelyn Dooley led Siena in scoring with 15 points to lift the Saints past Manhattan College, 57-48, at the Alumni Recreation Center in Loudonville, N.Y. A season-high 1,711 fans came out to watch the Saints improve to 15-10 on the season and 11-5 in MAAC play on Jolene Johnston bobble head doll night. The Jaspers fell to 9-16 on the season and 5-11 in the league with the setback.
After knocking down the first bucket of the evening, Manhattan climbed to a six-point lead in the first ten minutes of play as Kristen Tracey sank a three-pointer to give the Jaspers a 15-9 advantage at the10:17 mark. The next ten minutes belonged to Siena, however, as the Saints went on a 19-6 run to close out the half and take a 28-21 lead into the locker room.
Manhattan began chipping away at the Green and Gold advantage to start the second half, closing to within one on a jumper by Tracey at the 13:37 mark. But Siena refused to relinquish their lead and managed to build up a ten-point cushion with a 43-33 score by the midway point of the second half. The Jaspers would get no closer than four points of the Saints as the Green and Gold remained in the hunt for the MAAC regular season championship with a 57-48 win over Manhattan.
Dooley finished the night with a double double, adding a career-high 10 rebounds to her team-high 15 points. She also matched a career-high four assists. Jolene Johnston just missed on a double double for herself as she put up 10 points and added nine rebounds. Nathalie Marchino also managed double-figure scoring with 11 points on the night while also posting a game-high six assists.
The Saints shot 48.9 percent from the floor compared to just 36.4 percent for Manhattan. Siena also matched a season-high 14 steals in the victory.
The Saints will next travel to face Marist College, who currently sits atop the MAAC standings, next Thursday, February 26. Game-time is scheduled for 5p.m.