Monmouth tops Siena 63-60 in OT behind Hammond’s 16 pts
Nick Rutherford made a pair of free throws 65 seconds into overtime and the Hawks (4-14, 3-2 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) led the rest of the way. Kevin Degnan’s 3-pointer brought Siena within 61-60 with two minutes left but the Saints missed their last two shots and a pair of free throws.
Sloan Seymour’s 3-pointer for Siena with eight seconds knotted the score at 57-all to force overtime as Salnave missed a short-shot attempt with two seconds left.
Manny Camper’s tip-in basket gave the Saints a 27-22 lead with 4:57 left before intermission when Monmouth responded with a 12-0 run to close the half. The Hawks started the second stanza with 7-2 spurt to make it 41-29 after a pair of free throws by Salnave.
Siena countered with a 15-0 run as Degnan scored three 3-pointers and Evan Fisher added another for a 44-41 lead and the teams remained even from there.
Degnan led Siena (6-11, 1-3) with 17 points.