Canisius Creams Hapless Siena
The final wasn't close. The game was never close. And it appears Siena is no place near turning around this dismal season.
The Saints were mugged out of the gate and got trashed by Canisius Saturday afternoon, 76-64.
It was a close game-for the first 13 points as the Golden Griffins led 7-6. Then came the decisive run and, for all intents and purposes, the end of the game. Canisius, led by Isaac Sosa went on a 17-4 run and never looked back.
Sosa poured in 18 points including four three point shots. Chris Manhertz contributed 12 points and 11 rebounds. Jordan Heath and Alshwan Hymes had 11 points apiece.
This was a totally different ballgame than the first meeting between these two teams from the MAAC. In that first matchup at the TU Center in Albany on January 11th, Siena pulled out a 57-54 win. This time they trailed at the break 42-19 and it got worse from there.
Rich Audu was the only Saints player to get into double digits with 11 points. O.D. Anosike, usually good for a double-double was a single-single on this day with only eight points and nine rebounds.
The 4-15 Saints will lick their deep wounds and try to bounce back from this humiliating defeat when they return to home court for a match up with Niagara on Friday night at 7:00 p.m. Siena is in ninth place in the 10 team MAAC conference and only are looking down at St. Peters right now. With 10 regular season games left Siena has no chance to get to the .500 mark in the regular season.