Saints Beat Bonnies to Reclaim Franciscan Cup, Renamed for Br. Ed Coughlin
There is always a little more meaning every time Siena and Saint Bonaventure face each other on the basketball court, but Tuesday night's meeting carried even more emphasis with the Franciscan Cup renamed in Br. Ed Coughlin's memory. The late Siena College president and former Saint Bonaventure vice president died unexpectedly this summer.
If we've learned anything from the first three games of the Carm Maciariello era at Siena, it's that the Saints might have as much scoring as they need in their starting five alone. Against the Bonnies on Tuesday night, Siena put four players in double figures led by a trio of 19-point scorers; Elijah Burns, Jalen Pickett and Don Carey. Fifteen more points were scored by Manny Camper who also posted his first career double-double pulling down 17 rebounds. Siena outscored the Bonnies 38-18 in the paint and outpaced the visitors in fast break points, 16-2. All of that added up to a 78-65 win.
After taking the trophy back from its rival, Siena is now 2-1 this season with a quick turnaround to Harvard on the road on Thursday. Here are the highlights: