PALOS HEIGHTS, Ill. -- Josh Winowiecki scored 15 points to help the Siena Heights men's basketball team to a 74-73 victory over non-conference opponent Trinity Christian (Ill.), on Saturday.
Overall, five Saints (2-0) scored in double-digits in the SHU victory. Winowiecki led the Saints with 15 points and 8 rebounds while Chris Pearl tacked on 13 points and five rebounds.
After the first half, the Saints trailed the Trolls 28-33 shooting only 35.7% while the Trolls went 54.2%.
Siena Heights tied the game at 59-59 with 5:44 remaining in the game. The score would continue to go back-and-forth until the Trolls went up 73-70 with 39 seconds remaining in the game.
With six seconds left, Pearl made a three-pointer to ensure the Saints' an overtime opportunity. After a Troll turnover, Winowiecki was fouled with 00:01 on the clock. After missing his first free throw, it came down to his final shot. Winowiecki made his second free throw to send the Saints to a 74-73 victory.
Overall, the Saints shot 43.9% while going 5-for-17 (29.4%) behind the arc. Trinity Christian (0-2) shot 51.9% overall and went 10-for-23 (43.5%) in three-point land.
Next up, Siena Heights will travel to Spring Arbor on Wednesday for a 7:30 p.m. non-conference contest.