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Saints Outpaced on the Road by the Tigers

Saints Outpaced on the Road by the Tigers

WYOMING, Mich. -- The Siena Heights men's basketball team was outpaced by Grace Christian in an 85-76 loss on Tuesday night. PJ Austin led the Saints with 17 points in the losing effort.

THE BASICS

Final Score: Grace Christian 85, Siena Heights 76

Location: Wyoming, Michigan (Aldrich Athletic Center)

Records: Grace Christian (1-0), Siena Heights (0-2)

HOW IT HAPPENED

The first half saw five ties and three lead changes to keep the score close. Grace Christian used runs of 7-0 and 8-0 at the end of the first to build the 37-31 halftime lead.

 The Tigers used spurts of small runs to build a 16-point lead (65-49) with 7:50 remaining in the game. The Saints were able to cut the lead to only seven points but would run out of time being able to complete a rally.

TOP SAINTS

• Austin was 6-11 from the floor and 4-8 from behind the arc to lead the Saints.

Jaquantay Rouser and Kevin Smith II each tallied 10 points in the game. Rouser was 4-7 shooting while Smith was 4-10.

Josh Winowiecki scored nine points, as did Brandon Thomas off the bench.

• Rouser also led the team in rebounds with eight. Austin hauled in six rebounds and DeMarco Dickerson tallied five rebounds.

• Austin dished a team-high four assists.

THE OPPOSITION

• Brandon Winchester-Jones had a game-high 25 points.

• Bernard Smith scored 16 points and Adam Kregel contributed 11.

• Smith also had a game-high 14 rebounds.

• Caleb Anderson and Winchester-Jones led the Tigers with three assists.

UP NEXT

The Saints will travel to face Moody Bible on Saturday, November 3. The opening tip is scheduled for 3:00 p.m., CDT.