Nov. 5, 2012
LOUDONVILLE, N.Y. - Four Saints led a balanced attack with 11 points apiece as Siena Women's Basketball dismantled Division III King's College (Pa.) 81-27 in exhibition action Monday night at the ARC. The Saints dominated in the post, out-rebounding the Monarchs 74-28 and held a 42-8 advantage in points in the paint.
Siena took advantage of the undersized King's College squad and out-muscled them all over the court. The Saints held a decided 32-2 advantage in second chance points thanks to 31 offensive rebounds - three more than King's collected overall as a team.
Junior forward Kate Zarotney and freshman Symone Kelly anchored the Saints in the low post as each recorded double-doubles. Zarotney finished with 11 points and 13 rebounds (nine offensive), while Kelly added 11 points, 10 rebounds and two blocks in an impressive collegiate debut.
Siena never trailed and opened the game with a flurry, scoring the first 12 points of the contest. The Saints pressured the Monarchs into 16 turnovers and held them to just 15.8% shooting (9-57).
Senior captain Lily Grenci added 11 points and eight rebounds on her 22nd birthday, while sophomore forward Kelsey Booth was the other Saint with 11 points, contributing a trio of three pointers.
Katlin Michaels led King's with nine points and four steals, while Tara Zdancewicz added six points for the Monarchs which won 24 games a year ago in advancing to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Division III Tournament.
Siena opens the 2012-13 regular season Friday night in the front end of a doubleheader with the men's team at the Times Union Center. The Saints host Fairleigh Dickinson in a 5 p.m. tip-off in Albany.