Nov. 16, 2013
HACKENSACK, N.J. - Clara Sole Anglada led a balanced attack with her fourth career double-double as Siena Women's Basketball cruised past Fairleigh Dickinson 82-58 at Stratis Arena for its first win of the season.
Kelsey Booth added career-highs of 12 points and nine rebounds off the Siena (1-1) bench as the Saints scored their most points and enjoyed their largest margin of victory since an 83-59 win over Iona on Feb. 4, 2012.
Siena led throughout and by 13, 36-23 at the half. Fairleigh Dickinson (0-3) came out firing in the second half and got as close as nine, 44-35 with 14:55 to go. But the Saints responded with a 15-5 run to pull away for good in what was a thorough team effort.
Sole Anglada led the way with 19 points and 10 rebounds to go along with three blocks. She anchored a Siena post which pulled down 59 rebounds and out-scored the Knights 36-18 in the paint.
Reigning MAAC Rookie of the Week Meghan Donohue added eight points and Tehresa Coles contributed six points and a career-high 12 rebounds. Ida Krogh, Allison Mullings and Emia Willingham all added seven points off a Siena bench which contributed 37 points.
Brianna Thomas led Fairleigh Dickinson off the bench, scoring 15 of her 17 points in the second half and added nine rebounds. Desiree Crawford chipped in with nine points and eight rebounds for the Knights which turned it over 24 times leading to 23 Siena points.
The Saints face an early test when they next battle Green Bay in the First Round of the TD Bank Classic Friday at 5 p.m. in Burlington, Vt. The Phoenix went 29-3 a year ago and finished the season ranked 20th in the final Associated Press Top-25 Poll.