Scores

Final

Siena 74

(21-5, 14-1 MAAC)

Niagara 87

(14-13, 7-8 MAAC)

    8:00 PM ET, February 12, 2010

    Gallagher Center, Niagara Falls, New York

    1 2 T
    SIE 37 3774
    NIAG 39 4887

    Top Performers

    Siena: R. Rossiter 23 Pts, 12 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    Niagara: K. Edwards 20 Pts, 6 Reb, 3 Stl, 2 Blk

    Niagara 87, Siena 74

    Associated Press

    LEWISTON, N.Y. -- Tyrone Lewis had 24 points and the Niagara Purple Eagles snapped the Siena Saints' 15-game winning streak with a convincing 87-74 win on Friday night.

    The Saints came in with the longest winning streak in the nation, but were stung by a tenacious Purple Eagles defense that forced 16 turnovers and had nine steals.

    Kashief Edwards added a career-high 20 points, and Bilal Benn finished with 15 for Niagara (14-13, 7-8 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference), which lost to Siena in the MAAC championship game last March.

    Down by one point with 15 minutes left in the second half, the Purple Eagles pulled away with a 21-3 run that was capped by Demetrius Williamson's 3 with 9:54 to go that made it 70-53.

    Ryan Rossiter had 23 points and 12 rebounds for the Saints (21-5, 14-1), who beat Niagara by 15 points last month. Edwin Ubiles added 12 points.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    SIE
    NIAG
    Points 74 87
    FG Made-Attempted 29-69 (.420) 33-61 (.541)
    3P Made-Attempted 4-17 (.235) 7-21 (.333)
    FT Made-Attempted 12-19 (.632) 14-19 (.737)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 20 (0/0) 16 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 9 18

    2009-10 Season

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