Feb. 14, 2006
ALBANY, N.Y. - Despite a team-high 20 points and six assists from senior guard Andre Collins, the Greyhounds (12-12, 6-10) were unable to stop a strong shooting effort from three-point range by Siena College (13-11, 8-8) as the Saints earned an 85-69 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference victory over Loyola at Pepsi Arena on Tuesday evening.
Freshman Kenny Hasbrouck, who was named as the MAAC Rookie of the Week for the sixth time this season on Monday, scored a game-high 21 points to lead four Saints in double figures. He made 6 of 11 shots from the floor and all six free throws.
With the score tied at 12-12 in the opening minutes of the game, the Saints scored seven straight points to take a 19-12 advantage with 9:41 left in the period on a jumper by Mike Beers. The Greyhounds, who were held scoreless for nearly six minutes, ended the drought on a lay-up by junior guard Shane James, igniting a quick 7-0 run in less than a minute to tie the game at 19-19.
Siena scored 12 of the next 15 points to take a 31-22 lead with 5:43 remaining in the period on a David Ryan three-point basket. The Greyhounds cut the deficit to 33-31 by scoring 9 of the next 11 points and trailed by 36-33 at the intermission. Ryan scored 11 points while sophomore Tay Fisher led all players with 13 points in the first half.
The Saints opened the second half with a 19-5 run over the first 7:08 to take a commanding 55-38 advantage as Hasbrouck scored the team's first eight points of the period while Ryan added five points. The Greyhounds ended the spurt with a pair of free throws by junior Hassan Fofana with 12:03 remaining.
Loyola cut the deficit to 62-54 before the Saints went on an 11-2 run for a 74-56 advantage they did not relinquish.
Fisher scored 19 points to help Siena in the victory by connecting of six of the Saints' season-high 15 three-pointers. Ryan recorded 18 points and six rebounds while senior Antoine Jordan chipped in 14 points to go with a game-high nine rebounds and nine assists.
Collins scored 20 points for the 17th straight game by making 9 of 18 field goal attempts. Sophomore Brad Farrell made 7 of 11 shots from the floor for 14 points and a team-high five rebounds.
Siena held a 33-31 rebounding advantage and made 14 of 16 free throws, including the first 11 of the game.
The Greyhounds play in their final non-conference game of the regular season on Friday night when they host High Point University at Reitz Arena beginning at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are available by calling 410-617-2547.