WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. — Austin Tilghman scored 13 of his 20 points in the second half to lead Monmouth to a 67-56 victory over Siena on Thursday night.
Monmouth (6-13, 2-5 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) snapped a three-game skid while Siena (6-16, 2-7) has lost four of its last five games.
Tilghman, a senior guard and the only MAAC player averaging double-digit scoring, was 6-of-9 shooting from the floor, made all eight of his free throws, and had a team-high seven rebounds and three assists. Deion Hammond added 17 points and Louie Pillari had 10 for the Hawks.
Ahsante Shivers had 12 points to lead Siena. Evan Fisher and Jordan Horn chipped in 10 points apiece.
Fisher scored five straight points to spark a 7-1 spurt that pulled the Saints to 49-45 with 7:20 remaining. Hammond had five points as Monmouth answered with a 9-0 surge for a 13-point lead with five minutes left.
Jordan Horn’s 3 with 1:57 to play cut the Saints’ deficit to 60-54 before Monmouth hit 7 of 8 free throws.