Hot shooting, second-half start fuel Saints to victory

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LEWISTON, N.Y. (AP)—Edwin Ubiles scored 28 points, leading Siena to a 94-84 win over Niagara in Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference basketball Friday.

Balanced scoring and a torrid second-half start powered Siena (9-6, 4-1) to the win, and four of its players scored 12 or more points. The loss snaps a six-game win streak and for Niagara (10-4, 4-1).

The Saints opened the second half making seven consecutive three-pointers as they built a 62-42 lead when Ronald Moore sank a three with 14:23 remaining.

The Purple Eagles came within seven points on several occasions but could not get closer. Siena made 8-of 10-free throws to pick up the win.

Siena?s Tay Fisher, who made four three-pointers, scored all 18 of his points in the second half. Ronald Moore added 18, and Alex Franklin scored 12.

Niagara?s Charron Fisher had a game-high 31 points. Benson Egemonye added 17 points and 13 rebounds. Nelson scored 14 points and Stanley Hodges added 12 for the Purple Eagles.

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Top Performers

 Top Performers
 Siena
E. Ubiles E. Ubiles
11-14,  28 Pts
4 Rebs, 2 Assists
 Niagara
C. Fisher C. Fisher
9-21,  31 Pts
7 Rebs, 2 Assists

Team Stat Leaders

Points
Rebounds
Assists