Gameday Central - Siena at Rider (2PM)

Benitez ranks in the top two in four categories in the league
Feb. 4, 2017

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LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ - Siena Women’s Basketball travels to face Rider in the Alumni Gym in Lawrenceville, New Jersey 2 p.m. The Saints lead the series 32-11, but Rider took the last meeting this season in Loudonville.

The Last Meeting
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Rider Stuns Saints in Final Seconds
Rider reeled off a 9-2 run over the final 28 seconds, capped by Stella Johnson's game-winning steal and score with just four seconds remaining as the Broncs came back to shock Siena women's basketball 62-61 at the ARC. Junior guard Kollyns Scarbrough posted her second double-double of the season with 24 points and 11 rebounds.

Chris Watson and Steve Amedio have the call beginning with pregame coverage at 1:30 p.m. locally on WVCR 88.3 FM “The Saint”, on. iHeartRadio and through SienaAllAccess.com. Click on the corresponding links at the top of the page to follow the action online. Follow @SienaSaints on twitter for courtside updates and join in the conversation using #SienaSaints and #MAACHoops.

Here’s 10 Things to Know About Today’s Game
1.The Saints lead the series 32-11, but Rider took the last meeting this season in Loudonville.
2.Siena has three players that rank in the top three in seven different categories and ranks in the top three as a team in three categories in the MAAC
3.Sophomore guard Jackie Benitez is ranked first in the conference in scoring (17.0), steals (3.2), free throw percentage (.846) and second in three points field goals per game (2.7)
4.Senior forward Meghan Donohue is first in the MAAC with a 57-percent field goal percentage
5.Deja Rawls is ranked second in the conference with a 1.8 assists to turnover ratio while also ranking third with 3.1 assists per game
6.The Saints are second in the league in both steals (10.1) and turnover margin (+1.00)
7.Rider enters the contest with a 10-3 conference record and a three-game winning streak
8.The Broncs have only lost two games at home this season, with only one coming in league play
9.Rider has three players averaging in double figures this season as the team is shooting 41.5-percent from the field
10.Against league opponents, Robin Perkins is averaging 18.8 points per game.