Rider Pounds Siena 72-53
Posted at: 01/06/2013 5:11 PM
By: Siena Athletics
______Rider began the second half with a 21-5 run and coasted home from there in a 72-53 win over Siena Sunday in Lawrenceville. Anthony Miles led four Broncs in double figures with 14 points. Rob Poole scored a career-high 22 in the loss for Siena.
The Broncs shot 53% from the field for the game, including 50% (9-18) from 3-point range. Siena shot a season-worst 27% (15-56) from the field.
Rider led 32-26 after Tommy Pereira beat the first half clock with a 30-foot bank shot. The Broncs scored eight straight to start the second half and led by double figures the rest of the way.
Siena has now lost 11 straight games, the program’s longest losing streak since a 15-game slide that ended the 1995-96 season. The Saints are 0-4 in the MAAC for the first time since 2003-04.
After Rider sprinted to a 53-31 lead by scoring 21 of the first 26 points in the second half, Siena scored the next eight to cut the deficit to 14, but Rider answered with nine of the next 10 to put the game away.
Rider shot 65% from the field in the first half, but turned the ball over 12 times. Siena committed 10 of its 15 turnovers in the second half.
Miles had nine of his 14 points in the first half for Rider, Junior Fortunat came off the bench to score nine of his 13 points in the second. Nurideen Lindsey added 12 points, and Jonathon Thompson had 11 to round out the Broncs in double figures.
Poole was the only player in double figures for Siena. The sophomore sharp-shooter made 6-11 field goals and 4-6 3-pointers.
The Saints face Canisius at home Friday night. Fans can pick up a voucher for a $5 ticket to that game at participating Capital Region Dunkin’ Donuts locations.