Saints Slip Up at Marist
The Siena Saints have been playing remarkably well in the absence of superstar guard Marquis Wright, but on Super Bowl Sunday, the Saints slipped up on the road at hapless Marist.
The 79-73 defeat drops Siena to 16-9 overall and 9-5 in MAAC play. The win moves the Red Foxes to 5-17 overall and 2-11 in the league.
It's a bad loss for Siena, who didn't get the same scoring depth they usually do. While the Saints routinely put four or five players in double-figures, the Green and Gold only had three players reach those figures on Sunday.
Freshman Nico Clareth led the way with 26 points on 11-16 shooting while big men Brett Bisping and Javion Ogunyemi each had 16 points.
It was an odd game for the Saints, who punished Marist on the glass (outrebounding them 35-23), and shot a higher percentage from the floor. But, Marist beat the Saints at the charity stripe, making more free throws (23) than Siena attempted (17).