Siena Stops Marist, 79-75
That’s the O.D. Anosike we saw much of last year. Yeah, the guy that stomped on Marist scoring 20 points while inhaling 20 rebounds as the Siena Saints stopped their latest losing skid at three with a 79-75 win at Marist Sunday afternoon.
Anosike was the dominant force he hasn’t been often enough this season. The 20 rebounds were one shy of his career high. Anosike wasn’t alone. Far from it in fact. Evan Hymes scored 21 points, Trenity Burdine 13 points, Rakeem Brookins had 12, and finally, Rob Poole knocked down 11.
The win for Siena was only their second on the road this season against nine losses. Even this one was a struggle and, as bad as Siena has been, Marist has been worse.
Siena led 41-33 and held on at the end against the woeful Red Foxes. Marist would own last place in the MAAC if not for St. Peters. The Red Foxes’ 2-8 conference mark trails the Saints by one game and they are tied in overall record at a scant 5-16.
The only starter to play less then 35 minutes for Siena was Brett Bisping who logged just 7 and gave way to Burdine.
Siena will look to make it two straight wins when they return home for a game Thursday against Manhattan.