Siena Breezes by Maine Saturday, Sep 10 2011 

Albany, Times Union Center- Maine and Siena go at it. Siena has not had an easy season. We fans have been blessed to see a Siena team win big games and head into NCAA tournament games. This year we just like seeing Siena win, period. Hopes for an NCAA berth, well most likely is just a hope and wish.

Against Maine, Siena, well they looked good. I liked the matchup between Siena’s Brookins and Maine’s Singleton. This Singleton was quick! Very hard to guard. He could come up with a steal and make it down and under the basket before anyone, even his teammates realized what just happened. For Brookins I believe this may have been why he was so quiet in the first half. Matchups changed in the second half (big men on littles) and Brookins had some sweet 3s that got the crowd going. Siena played with a lot of patience which led to more baskets. They led by 10+ points in the second but Maine switched from full court press to a half court trap and it was working in their favor.

They managed to cut Siena’s lead to 6. Luckily Siena was able to hang on and Maine showed frustration in an unsportsman like fashion. Rossiter endured a cheap hit to the face by Maine’s #15 Barnes bringing a loud range of Boooo’s echoing through the arena. The officiating froze the game up. At one point it was said that “that ref needs to swallow his whistle for a minute.” The final score Siena 71 Maine 60.

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Siena VS UAlbany Saturday, Sep 10 2011 

A great way to kick off college hoops in the cap city, the rivalry between UAlbany and Siena. My friends and I walked into the game greeted by disappointed fans LEAVING! They had warned us that the game was terrible! (more…)