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Siena women lose to Fairfield in OT

Friday, January 17, 2014
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— Fairfield’s Felicia DaCruz hit the front end of a one-and-one with eight-tenths of a second left in overtime as the Stags edged Siena, 66-65, in a Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference game,

Siena had overcome a six-point deficit with 17.2 seconds left in regulation to force the extra period.

DaCruz was fouled on a drive from the top of the key. Her foul shot capped a wild final 18 seconds.

The Fairfield point guard banked in a three as the shot clock expired, giving the Stags (10-6, 5-2) a 65-62 lead with 17.1 seconds remaining in overtime. But on the ensuing possession, the Saints’ (6-10, 1-6) Kanika Cummings answered with a three of her own from the left corner to knot the score for an 11th and final time with 8.1 seconds remaining.

Cummings had been the hero in regulation for Siena, as her three with 1.8 seconds left sent the game to overtime. After Kelsey Booth’s triple had pulled the Saints within three with 14 seconds to go, the Stags’ Alexys Vazquez was tied up on the inbounds and the possession arrow favored Siena.

Booth, who made a major contribution with nine points and eight rebounds off the bench, missed a potential game-tying three with 4.1 seconds left, but the rebound went out of bounds to the Saints setting up Cummings’ heroics.

Cummings led the Saints with 16 points and added seven rebounds, while Tehresa Coles added 11 points. Ida Krogh contributed 10 points on 5-for-8 shooting for Siena, which has lost six of seven to Fairfield.

SIENA

Krogh 5-8 0-0 10, Donohue 4-5 0-0 8, Cummings 6-19 1-2 16, Coles 5-10 1-1 11, Stewart 1-5 0-2 2, Mullings 0-1 0-0 0, Logan 2-6 2-2 7. Willingham 1-4 0-0 2, Booth 3-7 1-1 9. Totals: 27-65 5-8 65.

FAIRFIELD

Cizynski 9-16 1-1 19, Obi-Tabot 4-8 3-3 11, DaCruz 7-13 1-2 16, Vazquez 1-7 2-2 5. Schatzlein 3-13 0-0 9, Ball 1-1 0-0 2, Akon-Akech 1-2 2-2 4, Carey 0-0 0-0 0, Miller 0-0 0-0 0. Totals: 26-60 9-10 66.

Halftime — Fairfield, 26-22. Regulation — 56-56. Three-point goals —Siena 6-20 (Krogh 0-2, Cummings 3-10, Coles 0-1, Logan 1-2, Booth 2-5), Fairfield 5-18 (DaCruz 1-1, Vazquez 1-7, Schatlein 3-10). Rebounds — Siena 40 (Booth 8), Fairfield 35 (Obi-Tabot 10), Assists — Siena 8 (Krogh 3), Fairfield 18 (DaCruz 6). Total fouls — Siena 16, Fairfield 15. Attendance — NA.

 
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