Adrian, Mich. -- The Siena Heights men's basketball team win a thrilling game in overtime to beat Madonna.
Final Score: Siena Heights 84, Lourdes 80
Location: Adrian, Mich. (Fred Smith Court)
Records: Siena Heights (8-4, 6-1 WHAC), Madonna (8-4, 3-3 WHAC)
HOW IT HAPPENED
Siena and Madonna battled back and forth for the first 5 minutes of the game but then Madonna went on a scoring run to go up on the Saints by 7. Saints started gaining ground back as they were able to tie it back up. SHU shot 6-6 at the free throw line in the first half. Jaquantay Rouser came off the bench to score 5. Madonna would push ahead and head into the locker room for halftime with a score of 29-25.
The second half would add a thrilling factor to the game as both teams were shooting over 50% of FGM. Madonna would go up on Siena by 9 and would keep that lead for majority of the second half. SHU would start their comeback with 3 minutes left in the game as they got some fast break point and clutch 3 point shooting. With the Saints down 3 with 9 seconds, PJ Austin made a deep 3 point shot to tie the game and head into overtime.
In OT, the game was tied with 50 seconds to go. Keith Jordon Jr. made a layup to put Siena up by 2 and the Saints held on to the lead to win the game.
- Keith Jordan Jr. finished with 23 points and 11 rebounds
- Kevin Smith II had 18 points and 1 steal
- Jaquantay Rouser scored 14 points and 6 rebounds
- Jonathan Swift scored 22 points and lead the Crusaders
- Dwight Burton had 17 points and 2 rebounds
The Saints will travel to Aquinas on Saturday, December 15th. Tipoff will be at 3:00 PM.