01/19 14:27 CST Kuakumensah, Brown rally Niagara past Siena 72-71
Kuakumensah, Brown rally Niagara past Siena 72-71
LEWISTON, N.Y. (AP) --- Greg Kuakumensah came off the bench to score 17 points,
Shandon Brown sank two free throws with 13 seconds left to play and Niagara
slipped past Siena 72-71 on Sunday.
Kuakumensah made 8 of 11 shots from the floor for the Purple Eagles (6-11, 4-2
Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) and his back-to-back layups helped Niagara
forge a 68-all tie with 1:39 remaining. Raheem Solomon's layup put the Purple
Eagles ahead 70-68. Brown's two free throws stretched Niagara's advantage to
two possessions and they proved crucial when Jordan King sank a 3-pointer at
the buzzer for the Saints (7-9, 3-4).
Solomon finished with 16 points and six rebounds for Niagara. Marcus Hammond
scored 12, but he made just 3 of 11 shots.
Manny Camper topped Siena with 21 points on 8-of-14 shooting. Elijah Burns
added 13 points, while Jalen Pickett hit three 3-pointers and scored 12.
Niagara shot 50% from the floor and 3-point range and made 18 of 23 free throws
(78%). Siena also shot 50% overall. The Saints hit 7 of 16 from distance (44%)
and 14 of 19 at the foul line (74%).
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