Clareth, Penn lead Siena past Bryant 87-68
SMITHFIELD, R.I. (AP) Nico Clareth scored 19 points, Roman Penn had 19 points, nine rebounds, four assists and three steals, and Siena made a season-high 12 3-pointers in a 87-68 victory over Bryant on Sunday.
Siena led 46-36 at halftime as the Saints had more offensive rebounds (11) than Bryant had total rebounds (9). The Saints shot 53 percent in the first half and outrebounded the Bulldogs 21-9. Bryant made 13 of 16 at the free-throw line to stay close.
Penn and fellow freshman Jordan Horn made back-to-back 3-pointers to give Siena a 52-38 lead early in the second half and the Saints cruised.
Siena outrebounded Bryant 42-21, held a 20-5 advantage in second-chance points and got 54 points from its bench.
Horn reached double figures for the first time with 12 points for Siena (3-8). Clareth had a team-high three 3-pointers as seven Saints made a shot from distance.
Sabastian Townes scored 19 points and Bosko Kostur added 17 for Bryant (1-11).