RIVERDALE, N.Y. (AP) Rich Williams scored 21 points and his 1,000th career point, Zavier Turner added 13 points, and Manhattan pulled away late to beat Siena 72-61 on Saturday night.
Pauly Paulicap scored 12 points, including the go-ahead layup with 8:28 to play, and Aaron Walker Jr. added 10 for the Jaspers (9-9, 4-2 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference).
Manhattan led 30-26 at halftime after using a swarming defense to hold Siena to just 7 of 17 from the floor and force 13 turnovers. The Saints stayed close by making 12 free throws and rallied in the second half.
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Kadeem Smithen and Jordan Horn hit 3s and Siena closed to 34-32, tied it at 36 on Horn’s layup, then led 39-36 on his 3 with 15:02 to go. The teams traded baskets until Paulicap’s go-ahead layup made it 51-49 and the Jaspers pulled away before finishing on a 14-4 run.
Horn scored 19 points, Prince Oduro added 13, and Smithen had 11 for the Saints (5-14, 1-5), who turned it over 25 times.