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Friday, November 26, 2010

Siena 73, Rider 60

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Different cast of characters, same story.

Siena's Big Three of Ronald Moore, Alex Franklin and Edwin Ubiles are gone, but the Saints rolled past Rider in Friday night's MAAC opener using the same recipe that got them a win in last year's MAAC tournament semifinals: a backbreaking run in the second half to pull away for a convincing win.

The difference this time -- as the Saints beat the Broncs 73-60 for their seventh win in eight meetings -- was the magnitude of the run.

After the Broncs led 47-44, Siena went on a 20-1 to put the Broncs away. The run was a prolonged version of the 16-0 run the Saints used last March in Albany.

It wasn't an all-out thrashing like the one the Saints delivered last February in their last trip to Alumni Gym. It was, however, a sign that things haven't changed all that much in the MAAC, in which Siena is capable of routinely winning on the road.

"I thought the team that played better won the game," said Rider coach Tommy Dempsey. "We were just a step slower today. We were a step off. ... It wasn't a good performance by our group and I thought, to give Siena credit, they played well, they played better than us and we got what we deserved because we didn't play well enough to win."

Read the full story here.


Anonymous broncfan said...

That was a nice blue shirt Ben. Haircut too?

November 26, 2010 at 10:54 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It wasn't so much of Siena winning on the road, it was the same old, same old Rider team, blowing a big game. They tease their fans with some decent wins, and then disappoint, BIG TIME.

November 27, 2010 at 8:50 AM 
Anonymous #1 Rider Fan said...

Tough to slit your wrists off a November 26th game. While it would have been nice to win the league opener, this league is balanced. Think 13-5 will win you a league title, so your going to lose 5 times in the league.

Development of Myles, Stewart, and Thompson are going to be key.

Gadson was pathetic last night. Sick of hearing about his potential. He is a junior now. Have to do better than 2 pts 2 rebs in the league home opener. Missed FTs, bad shot selection, etc.

November 27, 2010 at 9:11 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Missed the game last night.

1. Did bannon make rudenstein take his pants off and run laps during the game?
2. Seems like novar may be this year's RT......they'll both be playing in turkey with Iverson in a couple years.

November 27, 2010 at 10:42 PM 

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