JERSEY CITY, NJ - Siena Women’s Basketball opens up a two-game road trip to Jersey City, New Jersey to face Saint Peter’s at 7 p.m. The Saints also begin a stretch of three-games in five days.
Chris Watson 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 37-31 as the two meet for the 69th time in program history. The Saints have won 14 straight against the Peacocks. The last time Siena has lost to Saint Peter’s in Jersey City, New Jersey was January 8, 2010 where they fell 46-40.Siena will begin a fourth span of three-games in seven days. They are 6-3 overall during those spans. The first time (Nov. 10-15) Siena went 1-2, and the second time (Nov. 29- Dec. 4) Siena went 2-1. In the third span (Jan. 18-22), the Saints went 3-0.
The Saints enter the contest on a four-game winning streak, tied for the second longest active win streak in the league. Siena comes off their most recent 56-51 victory over Manhattan at the Alumni Recreation Center. Aaliyah Jones, Kollyns Scarbrough and Maddie Sims combined to score 49 points as the Saints held off a late Manhattan rally to defeat the Jaspers 56-51. Jones led the way with a career-high 21 points and four steals for the Saints.
Saint Peter’s enters the matchup having lost to Iona 52-42 on the road. The Peacocks were held to single digit scoring in both the second and third quarter which helped push the Gaels ahead to victory. Talah Hughes is leading the way for the Peacocks averaging 10.6 points per game, 6.3 rebounds per game and 1.5 steals per game.