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Siena 81, Niagara 69

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Michael Haddix scored a career-high 29
points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead Siena past Niagara 81-69
Wednesday night.

The Saints (4-3) raced to a 30-18 lead following consecutive
3-pointers from Tay Fisher.

Niagara (1-5) rallied behind Tyrone Lewis, who scored 12 of his
team-high 22 points before the break.

Niagara used a 13-3 run to cut Siena's lead and trailed just
44-40 at the break. A 3-pointer by Lewis on the Purple Eagles'
second possession of the second half trimmed the to 44-43.

Kenny Hasbrouck followed with four of his nine points, keying an
8-0 Siena run over the next 3:20.

The lead was cut to 61-58 with 9:17 left, but Siena scored the
next nine points to take control. The Saints never trailed in the
second half as Niagara held its last lead with more than 16 minutes
left in the first half.

Edwin Ubiles had 14 points, five rebounds and a Siena
season-high eight assists.

J.R. Duffey scored 18 points and had 10 rebounds for Niagara.
Clif Brown added 15 points.

The Saints shot 50 percent from the field and out-rebounded the
Purple Eagles 42-39.