LEWISTON, N.Y. (AP) - Anthony Nelson had 30 points, 10 rebounds and eight steals as Niagara ended a six-game losing streak by defeating Siena 69-55 on Sunday.
Nelson broke the game open by making five consecutive 3-pointers in the second half, which began with Niagara (4-13, 1-4 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) clinging to a 23-21 lead. The Purple Eagles were ahead by three when Nelson doubled the lead with his first trey. By the time he'd hit his fifth in a row, he was the main reason why the lead had grown to 11.
Siena (5-10, 2-3), which lost its fifth straight road game, was befuddled by the Niagara trapping zone defense. The Saints shot only 32.8 percent from the field (19 of 58) and only 2 of 15 from 3-point range.
Kashief Edwards added 13 points for Niagara.
Ryan Rossiter led Siena with 20 points and eight rebounds. O.D. Anosike had 15 points and 10 rebounds.
Copyright 2018 by STATS LLC and Associated Press.
Any commercial use or distribution without the express written
consent of STATS LLC and Associated Press is strictly prohibited.