Siena takes advantage of Stags’ cold shooting in 61-50 win
LOUDONVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — Evan Fisher scored 18 points, Jalen Pickett added 13 and Siena outscored Fairfield 14-3 in the last 10 minutes and beat the Stags 61-50 on Monday night for its sixth win in its last seven games.
Siena led 38-32 at halftime before Fairfield’s Wassef Methnani made a layup to tie it at 47 with 10:05 left. A minute-and-a-half later, Pickett made a 3-pointer then followed with a 3-point play. Neither team would score again until Kadeem Smithen made a layup with 3:43 to go and Siena led 55-47. Fairfield missed 11 of its last 12 field-goal attempts.
Kevin Degnan added 10 points for the Saints (11-12, 6-4 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) which scored 15 points off 17 Fairfield turnovers.
Landon Taliaferro scored 14 points for Fairfield (7-17, 4-8), making 4 of 8 from 3-point range. The Stags shot 20 of 49 (41 percent) and made their lone free-throw attempt.