Women's Basketball Gets Back on Winning Track with Win over St. Bonaventure

Dec. 29, 2003

Box Score

The Siena women's basketball team used a 14-0 run early in the second-half to break open a tight game en route to a 64-45 victory over St. Bonaventure University tonight at the Alumni Recreation Center in Loudonville, N.Y. With the win the Saints improved to 4-6 overall while the Bonnies dropped to a season record of 4-6.

Siena used some stifling defense to secure its fourth win of the year. The Saints held St. Bonaventure, the Atlantic 10's leading-scoring team, to just 31% shooting from the field. Siena limited Stef Collins, the nation's fourth-leading scorer (22.3ppg), to just five points as she went 1-11 from the field.

Trailing 19-16 the Saints started to kick things into high gear thanks to some great three-point shooting. Lauren Surber, Liene Jansone and Katelyn Dooley all knocked down three's as Siena closed the first-half on an 18-6 run to take a seven-point lead into the intermission. The Green and Gold managed a double-digit lead throughout the second half in cruising to the win.

Jansone led the Saints, totaling a double-double with 20 points and 13 rebounds while Dooley added 16 points in the victory. The win helped the Saints avoid their first three-game losing streak in over two years.

Emma Haywood was the only Bonnie to manage double figures, putting up 13 points while grabbing a team-high four rebounds in the process.

Siena wraps up its non-conference schedule this Friday night at the ARC against Dartmouth College. Tip off is set for 7:00 p.m.