LOUDONVILLE, NY - Siena Women’s Basketball hosts Manhattan at the Alumni Recreation Center on Friday at 7 p.m. for bobblehead giveaway day. The first 500 fans will receive a bobblehead of senior guard Kollyns Scarbrough.
Perry Laskaris and Steve Amedio have the call beginning with pregame coverage at 6:30 p.m. locally on WVCR 88.3 FM “The Saint” and through SienaAllAccess.com. Click on corresponding links at the top of the page to follow the action online. Follow @SienaWomenshoop on twitter for courtside updates and join in the conversation using #SienaSaints and #MAACHoops.
Siena leads the series 42-22 as the two teams meet up for the 65th time in program history, and the first time this season. The Saints have taken seven of the last 10 meetings and 10 of the last 15. In those 15 meetings, Siena and Manhattan have played at the ARC just four times. The Saints have come away with the victory all four meetings.
Siena enters the contest on a three-game winning streak, their longest of the season. The Saints last defeated Fairfield 51-40 on Monday night at the Alumni Recreation Center. The 40 points scored by the Stags is the least points allowed in the Ali Jaques era and the least since a 34-33 win over Manhattan in the MAAC Tournament on March 3, 2012. The Saints hold a 10-10 overall record and 5-4 league record going into the battle with Manhattan who boasts a 4-3 conference record and 7-11 overall record. Scarbrough is leading the team averaging 16.2 points per game. Over the past seven games, Scarbrough is averaging 20.3 points per game. In the Saints win over Fairfield, Deja Rawls knocked down a career-high 15 points, with seven of those points coming from the free-throw line. Rawls also tallied a career-high five steals, while committing no turnovers against the Stags.
Manhattan overcame an 18-2 Iona run in the fourth quarter to outlast the Gaels 67-62 in the last time out for the Jaspers. In the matchup, senior guard Taylor Williams led the Jaspers with a season-high 18 points on 6-10 shooting, including 4-8 from three. Senior center Kayla Grimme leads Manhattan in scoring (14.7 points) and rebounds (7.6) this season.
In addition to watching and listening to the game, read both teams' game notes, and follow the action through the live stats by clicking the corresponding links at the top of the page. Social media updates will be provided courtside by following Siena Women's Basketball's official twitter account @SienaWomensHoop. Join the conversation by using the hashtags #SienaSaints #MAACHoops and #MarchOn.