McGill beats buzzer, and the Saints
MONTREAL — Simon Bibeau lost Marquis Wright with a spin move and nailed the winning three-pointer from the right wing with two seconds on the clock as the McGill University men’s basketball team edged Siena, 74-72, in an exhibition game Sunday.
“It was a great game, a great learning experience in the heat of battle,” Siena coach Jimmy Patsos said.
Lavon Long had given Siena a 72-71 lead with a putback following two missed free throws with 12 seconds to play.
The Saints fell behind, 20-8, but used an aggressive pressing defense to claw back in the game.
All 10 Siena players who saw action scored, led by Wright, who had 17 points on 18 shots. The Saints shot 50 percent in the second half after making just 35 percent of their tries in the first half, and were 6-for-8 three-pointers in the game. Ryan Oliver had nine points on 3-for-4 shooting from beyond the arc.
Vincent Dufort had 20 points, eight rebounds and five assists for McGill. Dufort’s three-pointer with 41 seconds to play put the Redmen up, 71-69.
Siena plays Queens University (Ontario) at 7:30 tonight.
Siena 2, Binghamton 1
LOUDONVILLE — Freshman Andrea Pereira scored the winning goal in the 71st minute as the Saints picked up their second straight victory.
Taylor Booth made five saves for the Saints, who improved to 22-1-1 in non-conference matches since the beginning of the 2007 season.
Senior captain Taylor D’Alfonso had given the Saints a 1-0 lead in the 10th minute, but Binghamton tied the game on a goal by Kaitlyn Martin in the 23rd minute.
Binghamton 1 0 — 1
Siena 1 1 — 2
Binghamton scoring: Kaitlny Martin 1-0. Siena scoring: Taylor D’Alfonso 1-0, Andrea Pereira 1-0, Kayla Mancusi 0-1.
Goalies — Binghamton, not available.
Siena, Taylor Booth, 5 saves.
Florida Gulf Coast 5, UAlbany 0
FORT MYERS, Fla — The Great Danes were limited to six shots on goal as they fell to 1-1.
Five different players scored goals for the Eagles (1-1).
UAlbany 0 0 — 0
Florida Gulf Coast 4 1 — 5
Florida Gulf Coast scoring: Kayley Clay 1-0, Julia Roddar 0-2, Ali Rogers 1-0, Meghan Hayden 1-0, Ashley Parks 0-1, Tessa Berger 1-0, Melissa Arnold 0-1, Tabitha Tindell 1-0.
Goalies: UAlbany, Dani Britt, saves unavailable. Florida Gulf Coast, Brittany Brown, 6 saves.