Siena holds on to beat Niagara 74-70

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) Javion Ogunyemi scored 16 points and four other Siena players reached double figures Sunday in a 74-70 victory over Niagara.

Willem Brandwijk and Marquis Wright had 12 points apiece, Evan Hymes scored 11 points and Lavon Long chipped in 10 for Siena (7-10, 4-4 Metro Atlantic), which shot 50 percent from the floor.

Ogunyemi scored four points and Hymes had a layup as part of a 6-0 surge to give the Saints a 60-55 lead with 7:16 remaining. The Saints stretched the lead to 72-63 with 2:06 to play. Niagara's Karonn Davis scored five straight points to pull the Purple Eagles within 73-70 with 36 seconds left.

Wright split a pair of free throws, and Niagara had a turnover and missed a 3 to seal it for Siena.

Emile Blackman scored 21 points, Dominique Reid had 16 and Ramone Snowden 11 with five assists for Niagara (3-14, 2-6).

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