Pickett scores 18, Siena stymies Manhattan 53-40

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Jalen Pickett scored 18 points and Siena held Manhattan to its lowest output of the season in a 53-40 win on Saturday night.

The Saints (9-11, 4-3 Metro-Atlantic Athletic Conference) led 23-17 at the half and shot 56.6 percent in the second half to turn back the Jaspers (4-16, 2-4).

Tyler Reynolds led Manhattan with 12 points.

Siena has won three straight and Manhattan has lost three straight.

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Siena took the lead in with a 14-1 run, opening a 21-11 lead on a Pickett jumper with 2:29 to go in the first half. The Saints made 6 of 13 shots with two 3s while the Jaspers missed six shots and had four turnovers Manhattan went without a field goal for 9 minutes, 54 seconds.

Manhattan never got closer in the second half.

The Jaspers finished at 37 percent shooting with 15 turnovers.

The teams combined to go 5 of 8 from the foul line. The winners were 1 of 2.

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