LOUDONVILLE, NY - Siena Women’s Basketball wraps up a two-game road trip at MAAC rival Marist at the McCann Arena in Poughkeepsie, New York at 7 p.m. Both teams enter the game on a five-game winning streak and look to battle for a sixth straight win.
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.
Marist leads the series 34-32 with the Saints entering the game holding a one-game win streak against the Red Foxes. Siena has won three of the last four meeting against Marist. Both the Red Foxes and Saints enter the contest on five-game winning streaks and are battling for second in the league standings behind Quinnipiac. Siena plays their fourth stretch of three-games in a seven-day span and is 7-3 overall during those games. 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.
Siena enters the game having just defeated Saint Peter’s 62-59 in overtime on the road. The Saints have now won all three overtime games played this season. Kollyns Scarbrough led all scorers with 22 points, while Joella Gibson tallied a career-high 17 with 10 of her points coming from the free-throw line. Over the last six games, Scarbrough is averaging 20.1 points per game.
Marist comes into the contest having just beat Iona 75-55 at home on Thursday evening. The Red Foxes shot 54.2 percent from the field in the second half to outscore the Gaels 42-28. Alana Gilmer led Marist with 14 points, while Grace Vander Weide added 13 and both Maura Fitzpatrick and Gabi Redden poured in 11 points a piece. Rebekah Hand went 2-2 from the free throw line to extend her consecutive made free-throws to 49; she leads the nation in free-throw percentage.